ROH TV from this past week was another Road Rage, mainly featuring the Richards/Steen main event. That’s been covered in detail so instead of a recap, I’d like to throw in some thoughts about what ROH could do to prop up their company. In the state it’s in, they’re turning off established fans, and they aren’t replacing them with new fans in any significant numbers. The Sinclair deal likely saved the company, but it’s not likely that they’ll continue pouring money into Ring of Honor if they don’t see significant returns on their investment. Former ROH loyalists like Austin Aries have gone on record as saying they don’t recognize the company they once loved anymore, while others are getting snapped up by WWE developmental or will only do occasional shows for the company, like El Generico and Homicide. The Kevin Steen saga has built for several years to the point it’s at now, and all that remains to be seen is the aftermath where he “holds ROH hostage” as he’s been threatening to do, but other than that, they don’t have any decent storylines on the boil. So as the BoD’s resident ROH writer, I present my list of ideas to help revitalize Ring of Honor before they lose their way completely.
definitely with you on that. It seems weird to me that in a world where
more and more people consume their movies and TV shows through
web-enabled devices, indie wrestling companies are still wary of
embracing the internet. I don’t know if it’s old-school carny mindset or
just a lack of knowledge over how to do things differently than they’ve
always been done. Everyone has a hard on for the idea of a live show,
so they sign up with iPPV companies that can’t handle the demand. They
want to sell DVDs, so they try to police YouTube for unauthorized video.
They’ll air their TV show on their websites, but only if they already
have a regular syndicated deal with a real TV station and only after
it’s already been aired. Shit, tons of people use Netflix and Hulu plus
for streaming, and all you can stream on there for wrestling is WWE