Is a Working Relationship Between WWE and Ring of Honor Possible?
Koff, who confirmed numerous internal discussions about ROH possibly going to two hours, said he’s always been very open to talking with any other wrestling promoters and he’d like to have a relationship with WWE. Koff said, “If they think that we’re strong enough to be considered to be part of their plan, I would certainly be open to it. I’m not sure how that would work and I’m not sure that that’s something they’re open to.”
When asked about ROH programming possibly airing on the WWE Network, Koff said it would be up to WWE, if they established a relationship. He said WWE certainly needs as much content as possible and if they would be interested in licensing ROH content for the WWE Network, he would be happy to work out an agreement.
A working relationship between WWE and Ring of Honor? Now that would be interesting, although I don’t imagine particularly likely. Over the years so many Superstars made names for themselves in ROH before becoming megastars with WWE, I don’t have to rehash these names, you all know them well. It’s obvious too that WWE has kept their finger on the pulse in regards to ROH, just look at what the NXT product has morphed into.
While it certainly wouldn’t be unprecedented for WWE to work with a smaller promotion (ECW, Evolve..etc.) I don’t see this one happening. My true hope is that Ring of Honor continues to try to make a national name for themselves. The more competition there is in the wrestling industry, the better it is for everyone. Hopefully ROH finds a way to stop being an unofficial feeder system for WWE and is able to keep their top stars and give them the worldwide platform they deserve.