ROH was never run like Impact ?! Yeah Impact actually tried to grow from something other than a glorified indy.Because I've seen this movie before, and I understand why Sinclair bought them, and I understand that even with the big attendance drop this year ROH is still likely very profitable.
ROH was never run like Impact, spending money and throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. ROH can afford a lean year or two.
It's likely that Sinclair itself still doesn't spend any money directly on ROH. ROH is self sustaining and it provides the benefit of cheap programming for Sinclair.
That's why ROH still exists in the first place. Sinclair bought them because they own hundreds of TV channels, digital platforms, and digital subchannels and ROH is the only programming the company itself owns for it. Everything else Sinclair puts on their channels, they pay someone else to create.
Imagine how much more Anthem would need Impact if they owned 0% of the content they put on Fight Network or AXS TV. That's Sinclair's attitude towards ROH.