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WWE: Ring Of Honor Could Soon Be The Property Of Vince McMahon Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com

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Ring of Honor (ROH) may not sell to Vince McMahon and Family anytime soon, but if the current spate of WWE rumors circulating are true, it could be on the verge of going back to square one.

Cageside Seats reports via the subscription-based Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Vince has his eyes on “a significant amount of current Ring of Honor talent,” though many of the names are currently being kept under wraps.

The motivation: build NXT beyond its current standing as a “farm system” for WWE talent and make it the next big thing in sports entertainment.

The McMahons’ desire to build the NXT brand into something more is no mystery. Since Triple H took the reins, it’s been his goal to turn the one-hour program of raw talent into something special.

Many believe he’s already accomplished one part of that goal, but now the plan is to make it bigger and actually take the guys out on the road for touring dates. To do that, NXT would need some additional name recognition, and Ring of Honor is definitely the place to find it.

Despite its lackluster production values, the show is consistently commended for its wrestling talent, and it gave the business greats like CM Punk and Kevin Steen (Kevin Owens, the current NXT Heavyweight Champ).

So clearly, Vince doesn’t have an issue with bringing in ROH talent, but these new rumors are different in that it seems as if he’s planning on causing a mass exodus of talent, and he’s certainly got the money to do it.

Despite the 2014 hiccup of losing $750 million in two days, McMahon carries a net worth of $1.2 billion, and many of the woes he was experiencing several months ago — primarily related to the fledgling WWE Network — are starting to pick up steam.

With how WWE fans have responded to past inclusion of ROH talent, this is a move that most WWE fans would love to see, although it may not ultimately be the best thing for the wrestling business.

The company’s ratings were never higher than when it had direct competition in the form of a second national wrestling organization (WCW). Since buying out his competition in 2001, Vince’s product has experienced a steady television ratings decline.

The Inquisitr speculated in a past column that a better approach might be to cut content deals with ROH and TNA to try and grow the industry as a whole. But Vince has rarely been one to lend a helping hand to the competition.

He would rather just buy them out.

Would you like to see Ring of Honor become a WWE joint, or would you rather Vince just take the talent and leave the company to rebuild?

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1903957/wwe-ring-of-honor-could-soon-be-the-property-of-vince-mcmahon/#h776Heo0Q3L2Sq8D.99


  • BeleeDatPleighboyBeleeDatPleighboy Knockin em off they feet like a southerner supposed to do Members Posts: 8,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a better approach might be to cut content deals with ROH and TNA to try and grow the industry as a whole.

    This would be GOAT.

    but Vince aint doin that 🤬 . He has done his best to ensure another WCW ever happens again.

    He likes being the only major show in town
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Doesn't sound like he plans to buy ROH to me. Of course they will poach talent though, that's a given.
  •   Colin$mackabi$h Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vince was like 🤬 wrestling? I can put a stop to that.
  • nc81nc81 Members Posts: 251 ✭✭
    ROH been runnin wrestling for the last 10 yrs they just don't have the financial backin look at all the talent that came from ROH
  • king mochaking mocha Members Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wwe aka roh 2.0
  • Mally_GMally_G Members Posts: 2,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    reads to me like a sideways approach WWF did with ECW. Using the smaller company as a breeding ground for their own talent, as well as a talent exchange, then rip the entire company away from the owner.

    The only way I would sign a deal with WWE is for better production values and a ride on various tour dates, domestic and abroad as the undercard to assure proper promotion of RoH; and if they want to offer RoH talent a contract, there will have to be a HEFTY fee that goes to RoH, or simply wait for the contract to expire before negotiations can begin. By this time, the company may have enough funds to match offers in a bidding war.
  • gdatruth2.0gdatruth2.0 Members Posts: 3,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    whatever happens something has to give. There are 5 hours plus of WWE programing every week and most of it is uninspiring. There are countless wrestlers on the roster that are underused/mis-used. Almost every call up from NXT has been DOA once they've come up.

    I almost dread seeing anyone get called up cause they'll get lost in shuffle. Elevating NXT might be a decent alternative a legit second stand alone brand
  • FabandfierceFabandfierce Members Posts: 2
    Not anytime soon.
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