Former WWE Rival Promotion Shockingly Releases Everyone Amid Major Issues

Published 10/28/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


ROH Wrestling is one of the wrestling promotions that have been working to keep pro-wrestlers employed, even during the pandemic. However, good things do not last long, and strategies change.

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Reportedly, ROH is releasing all pro-wrestlers from their contracts by the end of the year. The promotion released an official statement where it clarified why the company is doing this, and before the release, there will be a final battle.

“The year will culminate with a Final Battle in December, and we will be taking the first quarter of 2022 to work internally to reimagine ROH. ROH has the most dedicated fans in the industry, and we appreciate their loyalty and patience as we reconceptualize ROH.”

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Ring of Honor has scheduled The Final Battle for December 11th at the UMBC Events Center in Baltimore.

However, any wrestler whose contract is valid beyond the year will reportedly get paid until the end of March.

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ROH has helped innumerable people-wrestlers over the years

As a promotion, Ring of Honour may not be a giant as WWE, but it’s a pillar for several pro-wrestlers over the years.

Pro-wrestlers such as CM Punk, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, and others worked with Ring of Honour during their initial years. And, the same wrestlers have become the faces of the industry!

Now, chances are after ROH finds its place once again within the industry, the company will definitely reach out to young and amateur talents to provide them with a platform to showcase their skills. Let’s hope Ring of Honour jumps back up soon!

WWE focused on major releases during the pandemic

WWE became popular for releasing Superstars during the pandemic.

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The company released Superstars reasoning budget cuts as the reason while the officials were making a handsome amount, and the company reported profits as well.

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It came under heavy fire from the industry fans when it released Superstars in bulk. However, almost all former Superstars have moved on with other companies and promotions following the non-compete clause.

Several of them have joined WWE’s top competitor, AEW, and many others have chosen to explore their skills further with the independent circuit.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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