Tony Khan officially acquired Ring of Honor again in Might, however the firm doesn’t appear to have a television deal but. Moreover, Eric Bischoff believes that Khan’s resolution to buy the impartial promotion was a nasty enterprise transfer.
Talking on the most recent episode of “Strictly Business,” the WWE Corridor of Famer described ROH as a distinct segment model previous to the AEW acquisition and revealed why he does not suppose the promotion will enchantment to a mainstream viewers.
“What number of YouTube viewers did Ring of Honor get earlier than they have been bought? You are speaking about tens of 1000’s, perhaps? It was an insignificant, off-the-radar, unknown model, apart from probably the most energetic of the web wrestling group who sought it out.”
By buying ROH, Khan additionally obtained the rights to the video library, model belongings, and mental property. Nevertheless, Bischoff does not suppose that proudly owning the footage will deliver any worth to AEW. “The library was value virtually nothing. A variety of that library is so poorly produced it does not lend itself to a premium streaming platform. You realize, there’s some legacy to it as a result of some expertise got here out of there, which is notable and fascinating as backstory. However there is not any actual worth in any of the belongings.”
That stated, the previous WCW government did state that ROH might work as a developmental model for AEW, however provided that Khan creates a powerful infrastructure and hires the appropriate folks to help it. Moreover, he believes that there ought to be coaches in place who can practice expertise to carry out for a “tv viewers” versus an indie crowd.