Cody Rhodes revealed a new Ring of Honor Championship Belt.
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Cody Rhodes spoke with Busted Open and discussed his pending self-funded independent show. In the interview, host Bully Ray asks Rhodes what his dream match would be, and Rhodes said “Rhodes v. Daniel Bryan for the ROH Championship”.
Ring of Honor Chief Operating Officer, Joe Koff, announced in an interview that ROH is going to be launching an over-the-top streaming service in the first quarter of 2018.
“We have an app coming out in the first quarter,” said Kofi. “It really became developmentally the right time to do it. We saw an opportunity. We had a long discussion about it. We looked at the business model and how it impacts our business. We just felt that this was the time to create our own Ring of Honor stream.”
He said there will be an enhanced “Honor Club,” which was tested during the Global Wars Tour where they streamed house shows to ringside members. “You’re going to see a lot more content available, not only to everybody, but certainly in that Honor Club,” he said. “[When we tested] streaming for two shows, our response was terrific from a quality standpoint and from an accessibility standpoint.”
Koff also said in that same interview that they plan on moving away from the Pay-Per-View model.
Commentary: In the long run, this is a great idea to move away from the PPV model. It would create higher revenue for the company and give them the freedom to monetize their non-televised shows much more. ROH has a pretty hardcore following, so I do see this becoming a big deal within their own world. It also makes more sense now as to why they didn’t even entertain the FloSlam offer that was made a year or so ago.
Ruben jay attended Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor in September. He had the chance to talk to Jay Lethal. Check out the quick interview.
ROH sent out the following release.
THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE FINDS A HOME
Cody to sign a contract with Ring of Honor Wrestling
September 23, 2017 – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – After an incredible run like no other this past year that saw Cody compete all around the world in promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, The Crash, APW, PWA Canada, and Northeast Wrestling just to name a few, The American Nightmare has decided to ink a domestically exclusive contract with Ring of Honor Wrestling, where Cody is currently the World Heavyweight Champion. The official signing of this contract will take place tonight at the ROH Television Tapings at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas and it will air in October.
Just one month ago on Dinner with The King (Jerry Lawler’s Podcast), Cody stated “Ring of Honor hates the fact that I genuinely remained a free agent; I did not sign a contract with them. I signed on for various dates, and I have many dates left with them. I really like Ring of Honor. But I’m not going to be exclusive anywhere. I did exclusive.” After much deliberation, the hottest free agent in professional wrestling has had a change of heart.
When asked about this, Cody said “I grew up in this business, I’ve seen its peaks and valleys…I know we are entering an unprecedented time in pro wrestling/sports entertainment and it’s time to put my flag in the sand. Joe Koff and his team put together such a generous offer…with some non-wrestling projects on the horizon that I hope to announce soon, and the potential of starting a family down the road…it was a perfect fit. Myself, Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, Matt and Nick Jackson…it’s the dream team…like the 1992 dream team. I have several goals in mind for myself and for ROH and I can’t wait to get started.”
The exact terms and length of the deal cannot be disclosed, but it is the most generous offer in Ring of Honor history and Cody will be in an ROH ring for the next several years. Cody will still be able to compete internationally around the world while calling ROH his home base. He will also continue to work with New Japan Pro Wrestling who has a partnership with ROH.
Ring of Honor General Manager Greg Gilleland said, “When Cody first started competing in ROH, we knew we wanted him to be exclusive, but respected his wishes to try out the rest of the industry. Finalizing this deal is another big step in his career and a great step in the continued development of the Ring of Honor brand, delivering the best, real professional wrestling to a rapidly growing and the most passionate fanbase around the world.”
In addition to his in-ring activities, Cody’s brand continues to grow with recent appearances on the CW hit series ARROW opposite Stephen Amell playing the character Derek Sampson and several non-wrestling projects on the horizon. Cody is also a collaborator at the Nocking Point Winery and has his American Nightmare t-shirts in Hot Topics throughout the US and Canada.
For any business related inquires, you can contact Cody’s wrestling manager Brian at BookRhodes@gmail.com.
Ian Riccoboni joined Ruben Jay on Wrestling with Ruben. Riccoboni spoke on the Death Before Dishonor show this weekend in Vegas. He also talked about how much wrestling announcing has improved. Riccoboni spoke about the rumors of WWE buying Ring of Honor.
Riccoboni also spoke on having CODY Rhodes in ROH and why people like Daniels, Kazarian and Rhodes are all in ROH.
MultiMediaMouth.com will be in Las Vegas for this weekend’s Ring of Honor Pay-Per-View, Death Before Dishonor. We will be doing interviews with some of the wrestlers as well as doing a post-show report for the PPV!
Here is the current card for Friday’s event, thanks to ProWrestling.net.
-Cody vs. Minoru Suzuki for the ROH Championship.
-Kushida vs. Kenny King for the ROH TV Title.
-The Young Bucks and Adam Page defend the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles against the winner of the match below.
-The Kingdom vs. Bully Ray and The Briscoes for a shot at the ROH Six-Man Tag Titles later in the show.
-Silas Young vs. Jay Lethal in a Last Man Standing match.
-Jay White vs. Punishment Martinez.
-Chuckie T vs. Marty Scurll.
ROH World Champion Cody Rhodes introduced the official “Ring of Honor”. Check it out.
Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) has joined the fight for supremacy for in India when it comes to TV presence. WWE recently put their top championship on Jinder Mahal in an attempt to make the Indian audience happy that they are being represented on WWE TV. Impact Wrestling is also investing heavily in their TV in India. Currently, Impact is filming TV in India.
Today, ROH announced that they have made a deal with Discovery Communication’s India network, DSPORT. DSPORT is in over 70 Million homes. This gives ROH a real chance to compete in India.