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AEW booker and CEO Tony Khan confirmed right now that ROH’s Supercard of Honor PPV will take place and he will be working the present. The present is scheduled to go head-to-head towards Rampage on April 1 throughout WrestleMania weekend with Khan in cost.
On his common weekly look on Busted Open right now, Khan mentioned the standing of the Supercard of Honor PPV.
“It wouldn’t have been my first choice for the scheduling, necessarily,” mentioned Khan. “In two weeks, it will be a crowded Friday of wrestling. I had not scheduled this pay-per-view, Ring of Honor Supercard, but I really think it’s important for me, because they sold tickets and made a commitment to the fans, to still do the show. I see it as a transitional show in many ways and I’m really excited about. It’s the first show under new management and a transition show for…I will relaunch what I hope to be a really great new Ring of Honor television product, a weekly series, wherever it does air or stream. This is a great opportunity to put our own stamp on it but also pay respect to the great Ring of Honor traditions and history with some of the top stars from recent Ring of Honor and great wrestlers who have been in Ring of Honor historically. Am I going to be able to take everyone from AEW and bring them there? No, but I think there is a cool way to use some of the great wrestlers in AEW who will be available and make this a great show.”
Khan additionally talked about throughout his look that Warnermedia gave him the blessing run the PPV head-to-head with Rampage on April 1.
“It’s a unique circumstance because there is other stuff on TV that night, including AEW Rampage, said Khan. “It’s going to be unusual because I’m effectively in two places at once. It’s going to be a bizarre and hopefully memorable night in wrestling. I would never compete with my own show. It’s going to be a very different night because we’re making a one time only exception. I’m grateful to the great partnership we have with WarnerMedia. They’ve been cool and were open to me doing this, understanding it’s a great opportunity for AEW and potentially WarnerMedia in the future too, I hope, with the possibilities of the Ring of Honor streaming library with historic content and with future content. That I was able to get their permission to do this show, even though Ring of Honor, prior management, scheduled it to opposed Rampage. I am going to announce more for the card. I’ll make it the best card I can for Ring of Honor while still respecting AEW and our agreements with WarnerMedia.”
Prior to Khan’s announcement, the standing of Supercard of Honor was up within the air in phrases of who could be in cost of working the occasion, because the standing of the ROH sale to Khan was going to take till across the starting of April to be accomplished. PWTorch sources indicated that the remaining ROH workers had been uncertain whether or not or not they’d be working Supercard of Honor or if Khan could be prior to Khan’s announcement.
The solely matches introduced for Supercard of Honor thus far are Bandido vs. Jonthan Greham for the ROH World Championship, Alex Zayne vs. Swerve Strickland, and The Briscoes vs. ??.
Supercard of Honor went up for buy on Fite.television earlier this week.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription of Khan’s c0mments on Busted Open right now.