Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Ring of Honor to Start Airing on Destination America Beginning June 3rd

Here is the official announcement of Ring of Honor on Destination America, starting June 3rd at 8pm.

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/104-ring-of-honor/42743-breaking-news-ring-of-honor-coming-to-destination-America


It should also be noted that Dixie Carter has scheduled a conference call for 3pm EST and requested that all TNA talent participate.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0527/595702/tna-to-address-talents-later-today/

94 comments:

  1. Andy PG is alive? That's bigger news than this.

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  2. ROH as a lead-in to TNA? It will be VERY interesting to see viewership number comparisons between the two, especially if this becomes weekly.

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  3. Some people are wondering if Destination America's Twitter was hacked...

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  4. http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/tv-schedule/



    not listed...I'll assume this is a fake or a hack.

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  5. This has to be fake.... I don't see "sports entertainment" anywhere, only this "professional wrestling" thing.....

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  6. Confirmed by ROH......TNA must be happy about this development

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  7. Maybe it's the same people who hacked all of Jericho's accounts.

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  8. It was confirmed by ROH

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  9. Looking at my feed they would have to hack Adam Cole and ROH's Twitter too.

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  10. If they really want to give each other a mutual boost - particularly TNA - they need to do an interpromotional feud.

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  11. How long before TNA Mecca bans any ROH discussion?

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  12. So the way I figure this...They figure he if a two hour blog brings more people in to TNA then maybe we will keep it...OR if we can get the same ratings with ROH at half the price ...Score..

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  13. Holy shit this means Samoa Joe will eventually appear on DA again but NOT ON IMPACT.

    This is turning Shakespeare levels of tragic.

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  14. Press release from DA:

    http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0527/595701/ring-of-honordestination-america-press-release-tna-remaining-on/

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  15. Also it appears to be a full time gig and not a one off.

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  16. I added the official announcement to this post. Refresh to read

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  17. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Holy shit this is real???

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  18. TNA is deader than dead. Final nail in the fuckin coffin.

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  19. If their Twitter was hacked, then so was their Facebook.

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  20. Christopher Daniels is taking it well.

    https://twitter.com/facdaniels/status/603619437766320128

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  21. Ho-Lee Shit.

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  22. PhenomAJJones • 10 minutes ago
    Anyone think its weird that Destination America would put another wrestling company on their network with TNA already on it?

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  23. Yeah.

    About that...

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  24. Oh, man, look at Dave talking about how this is a follow-up to DA cancelling TNA. Doesn't he know that talk will get him sued?

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  25. kbwrestlingreviewsMay 27, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    EVERYTHING IS FINE!!!

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  26. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Man, I was hoping ROH would get a deal at a real cable channel like Spike.

    So does this replace the weekly show on Sinclair channels? Is it the same show and it'll air on both DA and Sinclair? Very interesting.

    Hope this shit show channel works out better for ROH than it did for TNA.

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  27. I'm assuming Joe's NXT deal precludes him appearing on TV elsewhere.

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  28. Are we sure that wasn't a TNA Mecca post?

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  29. So ROH airs at 8PM, TNA at 9PM.


    It'll be interesting to see if there is a viewership drop-off between the two.

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  30. "TNA has contacted talent requesting they take place in a conference call at 3 PM today, so it appears Dixie Carter will be addressing the troops regarding the Destination America situation."
    -PW Insider

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  31. This screams to me DA is done with TNA, just trying to get TNA's audience acclimated to watching ROH and familiar with where it is and when it's airing and then will bury the hatchet in TNA's back.

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  32. I switched the original headline of this post to reflect the current news

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  33. Love how the official Press release is touting AJ Styles and Samoa Joe as attractions.

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  34. Wasn't he already confirmed for a ROH tv taping a few days ago?

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  35. Also, in the announcement, Jay Lethal had the world title.

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  36. Wow! Was anyone expecting this? Smart move by RoH and Destination America. Old TNA fans tuning in should be pretty pleased to see guys like Lethal, Daniels, and Kazarian on their TV's again. RoH will be picking up a lot of fans and Destination America will get a cheaper company with the same ratings.

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  37. I was curious about that too but Joe is named in the press release, so who knows.

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  38. Hopefully Sinclair are too smart to sign a napkin that state's "we will give you a show until we are bored."

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  39. E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W!

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  40. Kinda amazing that ROH has been able to take these small steps up the ladder.

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  41. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Hahaha, MVP is shitting on TNA on his Twitter. Called them out for keeping talent in the dark, and put out his email asking for bookings.

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  42. Well Impact is mentioned in the press release, so that's good, right?

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  43. Shelton BenjaminMay 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    He had a new belt made for himself that proclaims him the world champion, not just TV. It's been part of the angle with Jay.

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  44. Meh. He is pretty useless these days anyway.

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  45. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Well I would assume that unlike TNA Sinclair isn't run by a barely functional retard so yeah, they should be fine

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  46. https://twitter.com/The305MVP/status/603620847824162816
    https://twitter.com/The305MVP/status/603621795682328576
    https://twitter.com/The305MVP/status/603622236424044545

    Relevant tweets

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  47. So what constitutes an indie wrestling company these days? Because ROH now has a cable and PPV deal.

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  48. That would be funny if ROH signed him, and he appeared on both shows

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  49. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    And they still have the show on syndicated channels and are owned by a huge company, so yeah I'd say ROH is above indie level.

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  50. The Rick Rude of this era.

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  51. And they draw better than TNA. I don't see how you can make the argument that TNA is ahead of ROH now.

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  52. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Hahaha dude I think we're gonna see a migration of TNA talent over to ROH over the summer, until all that's left is Eric Young vs Spud in a dog food on a pole match for TNA's last episode in September.

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  53. So I wonder how this might affect (if it at all) Samoa Joe's deal that allows him to work both NXT and ROH dates.

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  54. ROH being the lead-in show for TNA is like when Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees

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  55. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Yup. Hell, I'd say even before this deal ROH had pulled ahead of TNA. Their weekly viewership on the syndicated channels was higher than what TNA got on DA, and yeah ROH actually runs regular house shows and a few PPVs a year.

    And the talent flow (ADR, Joe, Styles, Daniels, Kaz) has been going in one direction for awhile now. ROH has pretty much been the #2 company in the US since January.

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  56. Budget only allows for dog food, OR a pole, not both.

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  57. Press Release from Destination America:

    DESTINATION AMERICA BRINGS MORE ACTION TO THE RING

    ACQUIRING THE RIGHTS TO RING OF HONOR’S

    WEEKLY TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

    (Silver Spring, Md.) –Destination America announced today that it has
    signed a national broadcast deal with professional wrestling league RING OF HONOR,
    a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., bringing
    one of the most respected wrestling organizations to the only network
    dedicated to all-American entertainment. Destination America is now the
    one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR
    has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with
    captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ
    Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay
    Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday
    June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.

    "With the electric and intense matches that RING OF HONOR
    provides, Destination America is the network for fans to get an entire
    evening of jaw-dropping entertainment on Wednesday nights," said Marc
    Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "RING OF HONOR showcases tenacity, athleticism and passion and it serves as the place where America’s favorite wrestling stars are born."

    "We are very excited to be partnering with Destination America for the broader distribution of the ROH
    programming," commented Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer – Ring of
    Honor Wrestling. "ROH will now reach an additional 57 million households
    including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia
    and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing. ROH
    has a loyal fan base and is one of the fastest growing major wrestling
    franchises in the country. With this great partnership with Destination
    America, we can continue to expand our footprint and reach while
    producing entertaining, original content and continuing to provide
    wrestling fans some of the best wrestling content available."

    RING OF HONOR will premiere on Wednesday, June 3 leading into IMPACT WRESTLING,
    making Destination America the home for wrestling every Wednesday
    evening. The first match will feature the Briscoe Brothers, Mark and
    Jay, as they face off with the House of Truth in the main event. Also
    catch athletes of New Japan Pro Wrestling battle it out with the RING OF HONOR stars and follow former NFL lineman Moose compete against BJ Whitmer.

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  58. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    I know we've always talked about if WWE/NXT would scoop up anyone from TNA after they close shop in September, but what about ROH? Who do we think makes sense for them to pull out of TNA's corpse?

    I think Aries, Roode, Storm, and EC3 could all work in ROH. The last three especially would give ROH some guys that could stand out a bit personality and size-wise from the majority of the ROH roster.

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  59. DAs one demand of ROH...Kurt Angle is Champion

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  60. Shelton BenjaminMay 27, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    I thought Aries had pissed everyone off

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  61. Hopefully James Storm's mom can find Destination America on her television so she can watch Ring of Honor

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  62. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    True, but a veteran like that shitting on TNA tells you all you need to know about what that "locker room" is thinking right now. They know they're rats on a sinking ship.

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  63. Thanks. I left for lunch as things got crazy. Sorry bout that.

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  64. Aries is a former two-time ROH world champion. So yeah, there's space for him.

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  65. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Yeah I have no idea. My following of backstage drama usually ends at WWE.

    Oh well, I guess Aries might be a little fucked then. It pays to be nice, people!

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  66. Considering how Davey Richards allegedly left, I wouldn't hold my breath on the Wolves back in ROH.

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  67. Did Meltzer see this one coming?

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  68. Aries and Richards destroyed their bridges with ROH

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  69. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Yeah, then I guess bring Eddie back and team him up with another spot monkey and call them the New Wolves or something. Either case it's just an opening match act.

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  70. The TNA conference call subject;

    Getting the most out of your email client: proper usage and common mistakes

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  71. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    And WWE/NXT passed on them within the last few years too.


    Oh well, I guess they better call Double J and see what he pays to wrestle on his youtube channel!

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  72. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Well you know, I had heard things, I mean in wrestling you never say never, you know, an old promoter said once the thing you expect to happen, you know, that's never what happens, I mean there's been rumblings I couldn't talk about, I mean, you know ROH was pushing for this to happen and, I mean, you know...

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  73. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 27, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    Everything is fine?

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  74. could Samoa joe could be on destination America and wwe network?

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  75. That will be written on TNA's tombstone.

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  76. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    And I'd say he's someone who actually used the TNA stage to tweak his persona and figure out how to get himself more over, so he'd actually be a hotter commodity now than he was a few years ago if he ends up back in ROH.

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  77. Worst_in_the_WorldMay 27, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    I can't imagine that'd be allowed, especially since NXT would actually be airing directly opposite ROH.

    if he is allowed to work ROH TV, then that might be a sign that HHH is looking to have some sort of working agreement with ROH, using them as an NXT feeder in the way Vince used to work with ECW.

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  78. It's almost as if TNA might be cancelled, and they are trying to fill that upcoming void...

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  79. Nobody knows for sure. I think it's unlikely that his WWE deal would let him appear on the TV of another promotion, but I'm sure we'll find out more soon. I mean, the first ROH episode airs a week from today.

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  80. Bully Ray also put them on blast a few months ago saying that when the general refuses to inform or direct the troops, the war is lost. Pretty clear who and what he was talking about.

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  81. Waffle waffle, hedge hedge. Seriously, I want TNA to have pulled some sort of miracle collaboration with ROH just to make Meltzer look like a fucking tool.

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  82. Considering they've forced Jay Lethal to midcard for 2 years, I wouldn't be thrilled to go there if I was a TNA worker.

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  83. I'd love the background on this. Can you briefly explain or provide a link?

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  84. Andrew BarbarashMay 27, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    I know it is bad to wish terrible vibes on TNA but LMAO. This is hilarious. Fuck me with a hose pipe in a prison shower and I'd still laugh my ass off at this..

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  85. Maybe DA thought they were getting Joe and AJ when they signed TNA and just now figured out how to get them on their network

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  86. kbwrestlingreviewsMay 27, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    As Dixie continues to brag about +3s and touting the success they've had and how she's street smart.

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