Kevin Kelly talks the future of ROH on TV
Jan 20, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
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Kevin Kelly Discusses His Reaction To Ring Of Honor’s Decision To Part Ways With HDNet, The Future Of ROH On Television, The Company’s Plans To Expand In 2011 Without The Possibility Of TV, Plus A Preview Of The Final HDNet TV Tapings This Weekend In Philadelphia: The Voice Of ROH’s iPPV’s Returns For An All-New “Ring Of Honor On The Road” Exclusively On Monday Night Mayhem!
The voice of Ring of Honor’s Internet Pay-Per-Views, Kevin Kelly, was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition (01/17/11) of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.iTunes.com, & www.Hybrident.tv). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Kevin joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for the return of his exclusive segment on Monday Night Mayhem, “Ring of Honor On the Road,” which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
The return of “Ring of Honor On the Road” (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/011711.wax
The return of “Ring of Honor On the Road” (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/jan11/011711.mp3
Highlights from “Ring of Honor On the Road” (w/Kevin Kelly), courtesy of The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:
His reaction to the end of the relationship between Ring of Honor and HDNet & what the future holds for televised ROH shows: “It has been an exciting time and a lot of comments on it. The overwhelming belief is that HDNet was a great partner for Ring of Honor, but at the end of the day, the loss of the television vehicle at this point is not a severe game changer. The way the business model is set up and with the way the deal was structured with HDNet, it does affect the company financially. The way Ring of Honor is set up, it’s not a real crusher.”
How ROH can expand in 2011 (without HDNet) through working with & investing in the local markets: “What I think needs to happen in Ring of Honor is they need to invest more in the local markets. I think they have tremendous capital, and they need to develop & deepen relationships with local promotions & local promoters in those given markets. Ring of Honor has had no television much more than it has had television, and I think it can continue to grow by extending the hands to others in local markets and partnering with like-minded wrestling promotions and build that way.”
More is contained in Kevin’s return to The Mayhem, including an in-depth look at the Special Challenge Matches between Chris Hero vs. Kenny King & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Rhett Titus, plus what fans can expect in the final match on HDNet (between ROH World Champion Roderick Strong & ROH World Tag Team Champions The Kings of Wrestling vs. The Briscoe Brothers & Davey Richards). Kevin will once again join The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent LIVE next Monday night (beginning at 7PM ET/6PM CT) for an all-new edition of “Ring of Honor On the Road” to cover all of the fallout from ROH’s final HDNet TV tapings, plus preview the company’s return to the west coast for WrestleReunion! For the latest breaking news & announcements in the world of Ring of Honor and to get the up-to-the-minute results during this weekend’s events in Philly, be sure to follow Ring of Honor on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/RingofHonor), on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/ROHonHDNet), or head on over to www.ROHWrestling.com.
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