Tony Khan has a lot on his plate, and AEW has 5 hours of television to fill every week. Now, he has ROH to book as well, but things aren’t going too well for them at this point. ROH is still on Honor Club, and they produce pay-per-view events, but that hasn’t moved things along very well to attract more than the hardcore fans.
ROH crowds aren’t very large, and the company is getting very little buzz. Despite Tony Khan booking ROH talent for AEW television, it doesn’t seem to have brought much attention over.
Konnan opened up during his Keeping It 100 podcast about Tony Khan for a bit. During the conversation, the former WCW/TNA wrestler expressed disapproval of Tony Khan’s approach to booking the ROH brand, believing that Khan’s methods do not appeal to a new audience.
“He’s a Ring of Honor fan, grew up watching it, [and] now he bought it. To him, it has sentimental value. And all the hardcore marks, which are less than he thinks, they all pop for all these great matches that he puts together for them and him. But you’ve gotta forget about them — you’ve already got them. Like Disco [Inferno] says all the time, you’ve gotta draw new fans.”
Konnan added, “Bro, why would you buy a company to have it on YouTube? … Why wouldn’t you make ‘Rampage’ or ‘Collision’ one of your ROH shows?”
ROH has a long way to go, and Tony Khan seems committed to making the brand work, however he can. Konnan may not be a fan of how Tony Khan is going about things, because his veteran experience is telling him that things aren’t going as well as they could.
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November 13, 2023 9:47 am