RING OF HONOR CONTRACT SIGNING UPDATES AND MORE Jan 19, 2017 17:22:16 GMT -6
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jan 19, 2017 17:22:16 GMT -6
RING OF HONOR CONTRACT SIGNING UPDATES AND MORE
By Mike Johnson on 2017-01-19 14:53:00
Adam "Hangman" Page and ring announcer Bobby Cruise have both come to terms with Ring of Honor and have signed new deals.
Donovan Dijak appears to be finishing up here as he's not currently scheduled for anything beyond the February TV taping in Pittsburgh (although one source noted that could change). That may be a by-product of WWE interest as the word that has been making the rounds the last two weeks is that WWE isn't comfortable offering anyone who was under a ROH deal an offer until they are 60 days out of their ROH deal expiring, obviously because they don't want to be accused of contract tampering. So, it's a case of talents now having to give notice to ROH, then wait a few months while working the indy scene to see if they will get a WWE offer. That likely explains why Kyle O'Reilly disappeared after his contract expired on 12/31.
As we noted last week, Keith Lee signed with WWNLive while having a ROH deal on the table. We are told that Lee and former tag team partner Shane Taylor were each offered contracts at the same time. Taylor signed immediately while Lee told ROH that he had other offers on the table. He informed ROH that he was going to sign with WWN over the weekend at the Atlanta TV taping and ROH told him they would finish him out in Texas against the Briscoes, obviously with the idea of closing the storyline out and putting The Briscoes over. Lee announced he was signing with WWN the next day and there's no clearcut answer to whether he'll actually work his final dates with the company.
Since we have gotten a few emails asking about this, ROH's Greg Gilleland, not booker Hunter Johnston is the point person responsible for handling the ROH contracts and getting them signed. Johnston is the booker and is behind the creative direction but Gilliand is responsible for all the major business decisions.
Cary Silkin is the guest this week on Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast. Silkin has been pondering writing a book about his life working in the rock and roll scene in the old days of Times Square, which sounds like a lot of fun.