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Ring of Honor wrestling announces hiatus to "reimagine" company

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Photo credit: Ring of Honor
Photo credit: Ring of Honor

Ring of Honor has announced it is going on a hiatus to "reimagine" the company.

The wrestling promotion, which was founded in 2002, helped build the careers of wrestlers including AEW's CM Punk, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson, and WWE's Seth Rollins and Samoa Joe.

In a statement, the company said: "Throughout the pandemic, our top priority was to keep everyone healthy and safe, and despite not producing any live events over 18 months, we were able to keep everyone fully contracted.

Photo credit: Ring of Honor
Photo credit: Ring of Honor

"We now find ourselves at a time where we need to make changes to our business operations and are planning a pivot for Ring of Honor, with a new mission and strategy. The year will culminate with a Final Battle in December, and we will be taking the first quarter of 2022 to work internally to reimagine ROH.

"ROH has the most dedicated fans in the industry, and we appreciate their loyalty and patience as we reconceptualize ROH. We anticipate returning to live events in April for the Super Card of Honor with a new fan-focused product and provide a unique experience for wrestling fans."

It was further reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer that all ROH talent had been released from their contracts.

Photo credit: Robin Marchant - Getty Images
Photo credit: Robin Marchant - Getty Images

Ring of Honor entered into a working relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2014, leading to a number of co-promoted events including the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2019.

In 2018, Ring of Honor collaborated with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks to produce All In, which became the first non-WWE or WCW pro wrestling show in the United States to sell 10,000 tickets since 1993.

The success of All In would eventually lead to the creation of AEW in January 2019.

Catch AEW Dynamite live every Thursday at 1am in the UK and Rampage every Saturday at 3am on FITE with an AEW Plus subscription. US customers can also watch both shows on TNT, and in the UK, Dynamite repeats air on ITV4.

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