Back on February 29, Ring Of Honor held Gateway To Honor at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. This ultimately turned out to be the promotion's last show for months because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as ROH decided to cancel all events and TV tapings, including the 18th Anniversary Show and Supercard Of Honor.
The promotion won't be on hiatus for much longer, however, as ROH announced they will be resuming tapings of Ring Of Honor Wrestling later this month in their home state of Maryland. The new tapings will be centred around the ROH Pure Championship Tournament which was originally scheduled to begin in April.
"With the safety and health of talents, staff and production crew at the forefront, Ring of Honor Wrestling will return to producing new episodes of the 'Ring of Honor Wrestling' television program this August 2020 in the home state of Maryland.
ROH will adhere to a very stringent protocol as well as the regulations set in place by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. ROH will be instituting the necessary testing and safety measures in a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There will be no fans or staff who are not essential to the production present during these events.
"Taking care of our people during this difficult time has been and still is our No. 1 priority," ROH Chief Operating Officer Joe Koff said. "That's why we have spent many weeks working alongside the Maryland State commission in gearing towards our return to producing wrestling action. The strictest of protocols, testing and measures will be in place to assure us of this directive."
Ring of Honor's last events were the cancelled 18th Anniversary and Past vs Present shows in Las Vegas last March 13th and 14th. Since then, the company has opted to cease taping operations until there was a safe way to resume. These new tapings will pick up right where ROH left off with a focus on the ROH Pure Title Tournament, which had been originally scheduled for April."