AEW Dynamite from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville is often a place for celebration, and massive moments whenever AEW returns to their spiritual home. Tony Khan announced at the top of the hour, that he and All Elite Wrestling have now acquired Ring of Honor Wrestling. AEW BUYS ROH.
Dynamite kicked off with Tony Khan in the ring announcing the purchase of Ring Of Honor, and even got in a little joke about “Shane not being here”. The show kicked off with Christopher Daniels Vs Bryan Danielson, as they shook hands and adhered to the “Code Of Honor”.
The story comes full circle, as AEW Buys ROH – Ring Of Honor once paid for the production and actually “owned” the first “All In” show, which is (sort of) the first-ever show in AEW’s history. Details have not emerged about how much this has cost Tony Khan/AEW, however, you would assume that they now own the tape libraries, logos, trademarks, and everything else that goes along with it. ROH Released “Everybody” some time ago, so no contracts are likely to be handed over.
Update: In the official press release, it was confirmed that AEW/Tony Khan now owns everything to do with ROH, with future details re; the Television Deals coming soon;
March 2, 2022 – Tony Khan has agreed to acquire the assets of Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC from Sinclair Broadcast Group, including the promotion’s extensive video library dating back to 2002, brand assets, intellectual property, production equipment and more.
Known widely as the independent promotion that birthed some of wrestling’s biggest stars of today, including AEW’s CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, and highlighted dozens of members of the AEW roster, Ring of Honor’s purchase signifies a new chapter in the future of professional wrestling as AEW’s meteoric rise continues to draw the youngest-skewing wrestling audience on television.