Tony Khan has revealed that news on a new Ring of Honor TV show will be coming “soon” as the AEW president gears up to produce his second wrestling promotion in three years.
Earlier this year it was announced that Tony Khan had purchased ROH, with figures differing from $4 million to $40 million dollars. The real figure was likely on the lower end of the scale and included all ROH trademarks, branding and most importantly the library of previous ROH events.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Tony Khan revealed that they would have “great news” about an upcoming TV deal for Ring of Honor, with a new weekly ROH TV should set to debut “in 2023”. This would be the third TV deal Khan has had to manage, with AEW currently broadcasting on Wednesday on TBS and Friday on TNT.
“We’ll have great news soon about Ring of Honor weekly shows. The success of Death Before Dishonor on pay-per-view has ensured there will be more Ring of Honor pay-per-views.“
“Our goal is to have one more great pay-per-view for Ring of Honor in 2022 and then follow that up with a weekly show in 2023.”
Chris Jericho is the current ROH Champion, having defeated Claudio Castagnoli at AEW Grand Slam to win his eighth world championship of his career. The former AEW Champion has been wrestling former champions during his current reign, including Bryan Danielson, Dalton Castle and Bandido. He has so far beaten all of them.
With his new three-year deal inked, it seems that Khan’s plan is to have Jericho as the face of the brand as they launch their new weekly ROH TV show, just as he did when AEW Dynamite launched in 2019. His star power will have been crucial to them gaining their TV deal and it is likely he will spend some significant time on the brand, helping to build up other future stars like he did in AEW with Darby Allin, Sammy Guevera, Scorpio Sky and Darby Allin.
Details about the ROH TV show are scarce at the moment and we will let you know when more details, like what channel ROH is on and what time ROH is on TV, when that information becomes available to us.