As noted on Wednesday night, WWE has been in talks with Sinclair Broadcasting Group to purchase Ring Of Honor. The stories had been floating around the wrestling business for the last couple of weeks and, according to the Wrestling Observer newsletter, WWE made their first inquiry to ROH back in August.
There are non-disclosure deals in place so the key people involved have not commented on the story and there are people in ROH that were unaware that the talks were happening.
The big question is, if the sale happens, then what happens to ROH as a company and what happens with the roster? When they had talks with TNA last year, the idea was to shut the company down and buy their tape library for the WWE Network. If they have similar plans for ROH then that would be the end of the company. I’m sure they would pick up some talent but others would have to look elsewhere for work if they plan on shutting it down.
There is still no word on the odds of this sale going through but the story is significant enough that it was being talked about within WWE during the last couple of weeks and people in other companies knew about it. I am sure NJPW and CMLL are very interested to see what happens with this story because they both have a working relationship with ROH.
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