ROH to take hiatus during first quarter of 2022, changes in the works

Oct 27, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Ring of Honor is planning to go on a brief hiatus.

ROH announced to staff, talent and fans today that they are looking to make changes to their business operations, with a pivot to a new mission and strategy.

Following the December 11 Final Battle pay-per-view in Baltimore, ROH will go on a hiatus as they take the first quarter of 2022 to “work internally to reimagine” the company. There will be no live events during the first quarter of 2022 as the current plan is to return to acting in April with the Supercard of Honor. ROH noted that they hope to return with a “new fan-focused product and provide a unique experience” for fans.

It was noted by PWInsider that this decision was made about one week ago.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story. You can read ROH’s full statement below:

“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 a 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.”

3 Responses

  1. fairfax says:

    EQUALS Joe is getting pressured from Sinclair Execs about ROH losing money and I’d guess they have been since 2019 when The Young Bucks, Hangman Adam Page, Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega each left to help create All Elite Wrestling. Throw in the losses of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roddy Strong who departed for greener NXT pastures with The E…even the instability of Dixie Carter’s TNA seemingly offered more as Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Moose, and Mike Bennett all signed during the Sinclair regime. ROH would greatly benefit from a forbidden door coming down themselves…whether with AEW, Impact, NJPW or MLW or the NWA even…so long as people notice. I think Anthem and Impact makes the most sense personally. But I don’t think this is a good sign for ROH by any means.

  2. Rob Dam Van! Shirt Typo! says:

    Honestly they got away from what made them great back in the day and started to have too much silliness for my taste. Hopefully they go back to more OG type ROH stuff.

  3. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    This may very well be the end for ROH. I’ve seen statements like this in the past and even received one or two from a promoter. This rarely ends well. Fact is that ROH had its chance but they opted to remain in the shadows to provide an alternative to people who didn’t care for what Impact and WWE offered. While they stood pat, AEW and MLW managed to do the same thing, yet not lose themselves in trying to be an Impact or WWE clone. The scene ended up passing ROH by.

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