Tony Khan Had "No Plans" For ROH When Buying It

Khan's buyout of ROH from Sinclair Broadcast Group was announced in March.

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All Elite Wrestling chief Tony Khan had no specific plans for Ring Of Honor when he purchased the promotion in March.

Khan's buyout of the cult company from Sinclair Broadcast Group was announced live on the 2 March 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite, with the AEW founder and CEO delivering the confirmation himself. Per Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, Khan had nothing in mind for ROH at the time, as interest from WWE and potentially other parties meant he didn't have time to draw up business plans before pulling the trigger.

In Alvarez's words, Khan acquired ROH as the opportunity arose.

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Though announced in March, Khan's purchase of ROH didn't close until 4 May. Two pay-per-views have been held since the takeover: 1 April's Supercard of Honor and Death Before Dishonor on 23 July. ROH's next event is yet to be confirmed and there remains no word on content rights deals or potential weekly shows.

A number of ex-ROH faces have become AEW regulars following Khan's buyout, with the company's World, Pure, Women's World, Six Man, Tag Team, and Television Championships all active in AEW too.

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