Matt Hardy says ROH likely to become AEW’s developental territory

Mar 13, 2022 - by James Walsh

Matt Hardy spoke about Tony Khan’s purchase of ROH on the latest edition of his Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast. The Broken One guessed that ROH would morph into a developmental for AEW similar to WWE’s NXT. Highlights are below.

How cool he thought it was that Tony Khan bought ROH:

I mean, almost nothing shocks me in this day and age, but I thought it was it was pretty epic that Tony Khan bought this and you know, the first thing I heard about it, he said, ‘I got all your footage from ROH,’ which is a total Tony Khan line, but it’s cool. Once again, I think it will ensure that like the Ring of Honor footage, which they did a lot of trailblazing stuff themselves is gonna stay alive, and be circulated, and it will live on forever.

Thinks ROH will be like a developmental for AEW:

I would almost guess Ring of Honor will almost be like a developmental for AEW. I feel like ROH would be like our NXT in their old system. I think they’ll have guys that can go work there exclusively and they’ll pull guys up. Also just having two brands like that, if you do it the right way, you can have someone on one brand for a long time, then once they are kind of getting once their programs are played out, you can switch them to the other brands. So it keeps helps keep acts fresh, too.

On being a potential agent:

I mean, definitely, I think I’m gonna do that in the future without a doubt. I mean, that way I can still be involved and it feels like you still kind of have an active part in pro wrestling even if you physically can’t wrestle that much anymore.

(transcribed by Fightful)

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