Big news in professional wrestling.
All Elite Wrestling president Tony Kahn announced Wednesday night on “AEW Dynamite” that he has purchased Ring of Honor, a promotion where several stars on his roster have performed as their careers advance, from Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Ring of Honor turned 20 last week.
It was discontinued in late 2021 amid an announced restructuring, and was due to return in April for a SuperCard of Honor. The deal includes the Ring of Honor programming library, intellectual property and production equipment. Adding ROH’s content library to its AEW library will make AEW more attractive to whatever broadcast deal they pursue.
“Ring of Honor’s impact on modern professional wrestling is permanently engraved in the history books, and this acquisition ensures her legacy is kept alive and treated with the utmost respect,” Khan said in a statement. “This deal adds thousands of hours of content to our rapidly growing library and creates new opportunities to expand our footprint nationally and globally, while also having the ability to produce new content under the ROH banner.
“I will immediately begin to explore opportunities to make ROH’s video library available to fans, who will have the opportunity to witness the beginnings of the careers of some of AEW’s biggest stars.”
Brian Danielson, CM Punk, Adam Cole, Brett Baker, Hangman Page, Eddie Kingston, Keith Lee, Christopher Daniels, Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Young Bucks and more than two dozen other AEW artists were. Talents in Ring of Honor.
Khan, the son of billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Chad Khan, also has a role in the NFL franchise and is the general manager and sporting director of Fulham FC in the UK.