Eric Bischoff has criticised Tony Khan for purchasing Ring Of Honor, calling the promotion an insignificant brand.
Khan announced his acquisition of ROH in March, during the promotion’s hiatus. ROH has held two pay-per-views since Khan’s acquisition, Supercard of Honor in April, and Death Before Dishonor in July.
Speaking on his ‘Strictly Business’ podcast, Bischoff questioned whether ROH was worth purchasing when Tony Khan signed on the dotted line, noting:
“How many YouTube viewers did Ring of Honor get before they were purchased? You’re talking about tens of thousands, maybe? It was an insignificant, off-the-radar, unknown brand, with the exception of the most active of the internet wrestling community who sought it out.”
“The library was worth almost nothing. A lot of that library is so poorly produced it doesn’t lend itself to a premium streaming platform. You know, there’s some legacy to it because some talent came out of there, which is notable and interesting as backstory. But there’s no real value in any of the assets.”
ROH titles are often defended on AEW TV, with Tony Khan still in talks with networks for a weekly ROH TV deal. Khan recently revealed the main network he’s pursuing a deal with.
Chris Jericho is the current ROH World Champion, defeating Claudio Castagnoli for the gold at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam.
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