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AEW acquires Ring of Honor

March 3, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

AEW (All Elite Wrestling) CEO Tony Khan has announced a deal to acquire the assets of Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment from Sinclair Broadcast Group, including the promotion’s video library (dating back to 2002), brand assets, intellectual property, production equipment and more.

Ring of Honor is known widely as the independent promotion that birthed some of wrestling’s biggest stars of today, including current AEW performers CM Punk, Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson.

“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 Khan, CEO of AEW, Chief Football Strategy Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars and GM/Sporting Director of Fulham FC.

“This deal adds thousands of hours of content to our rapidly growing library and creates new opportunities to expand our footprint on anational 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,” added Khan

“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 Khan. Further details about the extent of this acquisition will be announced in the coming weeks.

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