Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Ring of Honor Announced PPV Deal

"Ring Of Honor Wrestling (ROH), in association with G-Funk Sports & Entertainment, has concluded programming and distribution deals for PPV and VOD wrestling cards with iN DEMAND Networks, TVN and EchoStar Communications Corporation's DISH NetworkTM, making the critically-acclaimed ROH brand available for the first time ever to approximately 50 million American households. The agreement calls for a card every 60 days from shows both stateside and abroad, and will premiere July 1. A total of six cards are planned throughout '07/'08. ROH owner Cary Silkin made the announcement today with G-Funk's President Ken Gelman. The debut event, entitled "Respect Is Earned," will be taped May 12 in New York City from the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center, and will feature a glistening array of talent from Japan, England, the U.S. and Mexico."

XPW got a ppv deal and totally wrecked itself by releasing matches that were not live, and that were just rehashed cards that already happened.

But will Ring of Honor suffer the same fate? I am hoping that these cards are going to be live and not taped. I hope that the future is great for them, because we need some more wrestling action on these parts.

However, is the #3 promotion Ring of Honor?

Wrestling Society X proved to be a wrestling promotion that could rival ECW, and so far it has done nothing.

Ring of Honor has been getting a lot of notoriety, and from what I see they use some great talents, and some are even in TNA-NWA, but will that cease?

Quite possibly, since TNA does not want their stars to be cross branding in the wrestling world on pay-per-view.

Ring of Honor is on its way, but will it be like xpw and others that have ppv for a while, and then ruin it with internal spending?

Let's hope for the best.


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