"Do not believe what your eyes see or your ears hear... tv ratings are consistent and no, you cannot see them."-Lavie Margolin on twitter
There's a bit of a silver lining for ROH in the midst of the PPV and attendance decline (no word on how Honor Club subscriptions look).
It sounds like ROH fans are still following the product; they're not dropping the TV show. They're just less willing to spend money on the product right now. Which probably means many of them can be won back, if the right steps are taken.
This is sad because a lot of whatís been good in wrestling in the last however many years came from ROH:
Summer of Punk is WWe was an ROH rerun.
AEW is basically just taking the top of the ROH card from a few years ago (and New Japan, too, as they traded) and moving it to a new promotion thatís more willing to spend money to promote it (and with a better TV deal): Cody + Bucks + Omega (although his ROH was more like a cup of coffee) with Mox and Jericho added.
Plenty of ROH alums have prominent roster spots in WWE and AEW, obviously.
ROH has been repeatedly raided over the years and now with two large-roster promotions spending big money for talent acquisition itís hard to restock the shelves.
Iím a big ROH fan, watch the TV every week and generally have attended a couple of live shows every year (despite long travel) and I still hope theyíll come around again.
Maybe seeing others do so well will prompt Sinclair to do more than just shell out bucks to keep a few top talent, but to also beef up the promotion and take it to another level.