Ring of Honor Shutting Down?

Ring of Honor (ROH) has tweeted out a statement that they will cease operations following their final PPV of 2021, Final Battle. It’s been no secret that ROH has been struggling for a while now financially, especially since the beginning of the Pandemic.

During this time, all talent with existing contracts will work through the Final Battle PPV in December. Anyone that has expiring contracts will not be offered a renewal option up front. Talent under contract will be permitted to work for any promotion they like during this time as well.

ROH is hoping that by ceasing operations, they are able to restructure their format and launch again in April 2022. This also follows on the heels of just returning from a hiatus last year that ran from February 2020 ti August 2020. Tapings will still occur in October to finish out the year. The statement can be read below:

“Throughout the pandemic. Our top priority was to keep everyone healthy and safe. and despite producing live events over 18 months, we were able to keep everyone fully contracted. We now find ourselves at a time where we need to make changes to our operations and are planning a pivot for ring of honor, with a new mission and strategy.

“This year will culminate with a Final Battle in December, and we will be taking the first quarter of 2022 to work internally to reimagine ROH. ROH has the most dedicated fans in the industry, and we appreciate their loyalty and patience as we re-conceptualize ROH

“We anticipate returning to live events in April for the SuperCard of Honor with a new fan-focused product and provide a unique experience for wrestling fans.”

Jason’s Jest: This isn’t coming as a complete shock for most. As stated, ROH has been struggling internally and externally for many years now. At this point, I would be surprised if they come back as a full-time promotion.