AEW’s Tony Khan agrees to purchase Ring of Honor

Moments ago on AEW: Dynamite live on TBS, it was announced that 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. 

“Ring of Honor’s influence on modern professional wrestling is etched permanently in the  history books, and this acquisition ensures that its legacy will be kept alive and treated with the  utmost respect,” said Tony Khan, CEO of AEW, Chief Football Strategy Officer of the Jacksonville  Jaguars and GM/Sporting Director of Fulham F.C. “This deal adds thousands of hours of content  to our rapidly growing library and creates new opportunities to expand our footprint on a  national and global scale, while having the potential to produce new content under the ROH  banner. I will immediately begin exploring opportunities to make ROH’s video library available  to fans, who’ll have the opportunity to witness the beginnings of the careers of some of AEW’s  biggest stars.” 

More than 40 members of the AEW roster have appeared in Ring of Honor during their careers.  The promotion launched the careers of numerous AEW superstars, including CM Punk, Bryan  Danielson, Hangman Page, Dr. Britt Baker and Adam Cole. Additional members of the AEW  roster have made their mark in ROH, including the late Brodie Lee, The Young Bucks, Kenny  Omega, ReDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly), Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent? Beretta),  Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal, Mercedes Martinez, Serena Deeb, Frankie Kazarian,  Scorpio Sky, Keith Lee, Eddie Kingston, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, QT Marshall, Danhausen, Lance  Archer, Griff Garrison, Thunder Rosa, Wheeler Yuta, Luchasaurus, Orange Cassidy, Ethan Page,  Austin Gunn, PAC, Kip Sabian, Jon Moxley, John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Jerry Lynn, BJ Whitmer  and Sonjay Dutt.

“Ring of Honor has produced some of the best professional wrestlers over the past 20 years,  but more importantly, it created a family. I will be forever grateful to everyone in the ROH  family who has worked tirelessly for the past two decades to take ROH to levels previously  unimagined,” said Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer, Ring of Honor Wrestling. “Tony has the  utmost appreciation and respect for Ring of Honor, and I’m truly excited to see how he  continues the legacy.” 

This acquisition will be completed through an entity that is wholly-owned by Tony Khan.  Further details about the extent of this acquisition will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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