ROH Announces Hiatus For Beginning of 2022; Entire Roster Released And Able To Work Anywhere They Want
ROH announces hiatus for first quarter of 2022, releases all talents from their contracts.
Earlier today Ring of Honor announced that the company is planning on undergoing changes to their business operations, and have planned a pivot for the company with a new mission and strategy. ROH’s year will culminate with their Final Battle PPV in December, and they will then be taking a hiatus for the the first quarter of 2022 as they work internally to “reimagine ROH.”
ROH plans to return to running live events in April of 2022 with their Super Card of Honor event. It was said that when they return the company will provide “a new fan-focused product and unique experience for wrestling fans.”
“Throughout the pandemic, our top priority was to keep everyone healthy and safe, and despite not producing any 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 business operations and are planning a pivot for Ring of Honor, with a new mission and strategy.”
“The year will culminate with 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 reconceptualize ROH.”
“We anticipate returning to live events in April for the Super Card of Honor with a new fan-focused product and provide a unique experience for wrestling fans.”
Soon after ROH’s announcement, Dave Meltzer reported that Ring of Honor has released everyone on their roster from their contracts.
“ROH released everyone from contracts, more to come.”
Bryan Alvarez also provided an update with a little more information on the situation. He reports that ROH will do TV tapings in November and then run their Final Battle event on PPV.
He added that ROH will not be renewing anyone’s contract, but everyone that was under contract will finish out the year’s commitments. It was also reported that everyone on the roster is “able to work anywhere they want immediately.”
Once ROH made the announcement of their hiatus and restructuring plans, rumors began to circulate that Sinclair Broadcasting had cancelled the show, which Alvarez said are not true.
“ROH will do tapings in November and then run Final Battle on PPV. Nobody’s contract will be renewed, but everyone under contract will finish out the year. They are, however, able to work anywhere they want immediately. We are told rumors Sinclair canceled the show are not true.”
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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