MOC has recently covered reports that WWE was looking to purchase ROH and both parties were in communication. Well Ring of Honor COO, Joe Koff was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun and gave his input on the stories surrounding WWE and ROH, and revealed that the talks between them were for content for the upcoming Kevin Owens DVD.
See what he had to say below:
Recent reports that WWE was looking into purchasing ROH:
“It was not a story. It was not a story when it came out. I think people want to make a story out of nothing. I’m very open in conversations with very many different wrestling promotions. And I think sometimes because I don’t share a lot of stuff, we’re very private about what we do. I think it raises speculation. I think this thing with the WWE really started because we were in conversations about content for Kevin Owens’ DVD. There was a lot of back and forth between the two companies. I think that was the seed that drove that story.”
ROH’s recent Roster turnover:
“I think we currently have a fluid and a dynamic group. There’s a lot of egos involved in wrestling. There’s a lot of very young people in there. Young people have the same issues no matter what career they’re in. Sometimes they don’t have the patience, sometimes they don’t want to wait. Sometimes they think it’s better to do other things now in hope that they can advance their career. That will always be the case. So yes, it probably could end up being a good thing.”
Check out the entire interview here.