Fold ROH, he killed ROH when he created AEW. Let ROH stay dead and use it for it's library and game content
The pandemic killed their crowds. Then their owner dropped them from their syndication deal on their networks.Not at all.
ROH died for a reason.
The pandemic killed their crowds. Then their owner dropped them from their syndication deal on their networks.
Letting the contracted talent out of their deals immediately afterwards decimated their roster and the identity of the promotion practically vanished as fast as the wrestlers did.
That is why ROH…died.
Only to raise its zombified corpse up from the grave feeding off the healthy living AEW’s airtime.
I always figured ROH would start up again in some form. The regular use of the ROH brand on AEW time never bothered me because I was always confident that ROH would return as a promotion in some form sooner rather than later. Call me naive.
Even just being on YouTube would be helpful in familiarizing interested people with (ideally) weekly ROH programming.
Now you're talking.Developmental first. Close the doors second.
ROH Dark on youtube equivalent to NXT LVL Up. Jobbers vs potential hires.
ROH Elevation on youtube equivalent to NXT. Keep mens world, womens world, men tag, women tag, scrap all other belts.
Becoming 'All Elite' should mean something, which it currently doesn't.
I agree. Have their biggest stars show up every once in awhile to feud with a star from AEW and on some ppv. But keep them mostly separate. I voted for them to be AEW development territory. It would benefit the young AEW talent to send them to ROH first then when ready bring them back to AEW.For the vast majority of the time, keep them separated, with two exceptions.
1. Your highest level ROH guys can appear on AEW TV here and there to help promote the ROH show. An occasional match is fine.
2. One special PPV a year that gets special matchups between AEW/ROH guys.
Otherwise, keep them on their respective shows, so I guess option 2?
That's one of the best features for me too. Forbidden Door was my show of 2022 and a success for AEW. Don't think you're in the minority, WF doesn't represent the wrestling community at all. There's a lot of WWE fans on here who want AEW to have the WWE type self-contained universe, but AEW is doing what nearly every non-WWE promotion does and interacting with the wrestling world at large. TNA used to have the X Cup with teams from four different countries. There is room for your own home talent doing storylines and visiting guests bringing novelty and freshness.But then I don't want the AEW most here want. I like crossovers and a constant stream of visiting talents. If AEW is going to be all about storylines focused on a handful of the same people every week, I'm out.
Same. Crossovers among larger promotions are something I've been wanting for years.That's one of the best features for me too. Forbidden Door was my show of 2022 and a success for AEW.
Oh, I know WF is unique. The majority of folks I speak to both within wrestling and as fans only all want less separation and more excitement. AEW has been delivering what the IWC has been begging for - kayfabe, surprises, variety, less focus on unbeatable FOTC types, and crossover dream matches. A lot of the time, folks just love to complain.Don't think you're in the minority, WF doesn't represent the wrestling community at all. There's a lot of WWE fans on here who want AEW to have the WWE type self-contained universe, but AEW is doing what nearly every non-WWE promotion does and interacting with the wrestling world at large. TNA used to have the X Cup with teams from four different countries. There is room for your own home talent doing storylines and visiting guests bringing novelty and freshness.
I wish he'd found a less expensive home for ROH, but I understand why he couldn't. If it were added to an existing platform that offered more than ROH material, or if the PPVs were folded into the monthly subscription fee, I'd be more inclined to pay. From the sounds of it, the new ROH is going to be closer to my ideal promotion while AEW is about to move further into a WWE/late TNA direction.I doubt this will stop as TK has working relationships with so many companies and he's big on the Forbidden Door stuff. It does sound like ROH could have more of it than AEW TV though, since it's harder to insert guests into a live weekly show. Whereas with ROH, he'll probably be taping batches of TV over one or two days, so can do some programs for them.