Eric Bischoff Thinks ROH Should Be Put Out Of Its Misery

"It was a bad decision to buy it in the first place", says Eric Bischoff regarding ROH.

On the latest edition of the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff has expressed his belief that ROH should be 'put out of its misery.' 

Originally founded in 2002, the struggling ROH went on hiatus in December 2021, and planned on operating with non-contracted talent 'like an indie' according to a F4WOnline report from around the time. Instead, AEW founder Tony Khan announced in March 2022 that he had bought the promotion. It has since been run as an adjacent promotion to AEW, with certain wrestlers often appearing on both shows. 

Speaking on the situation, and ROH's difficulties in recapturing its former popularity, Bischoff stated:

"It was a bad decision to buy it in the first place, and there's nothing anybody's going to do to make it interesting or important outside of the hardest of hardcore internet wrestling community fans. That's it. There is no solution. If it was a horse, I'd put it out of its misery and move on. I would take the resources that are going into Ring of Honor, which is never going to be viable, ever. I would take the resources that are being dumped into that and put it into my core product, Dynamite. 

"By putting Bryan Danielson and the rest of the people that they put into this thing, you're diluting their characters. You're making them look like independent wrestlers. You're not elevating their characters in any way, shape or form. In fact, you're doing exactly the opposite. It's really unbelievable to me. I don't know what the drive is. Is it ego? Is Tony just like, 'I did this and I'm gonna prove I can make it work?' It's certainly not because it's a great revenue opportunity. [...] Ring of Honor is just a distraction and it dilutes the core business. It dilutes the characters that are part of it."

H/T WrestlingNews.co.

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