Tony Khan: ROH Supercard Of Honor Was Partly Inspired By ECW One Night Stand
Tony Khan wanted to capture ROH’s spirit at Supercard of Honor so looked back to ECW One Night Stand
As the new owner of Ring of Honor, Tony Khan realised he had one shot at re-launching the much loved indie promotion, with the recent Supercard of Honor show serving as the springboard for the ‘new’ ROH.
In the run-up to the show, Khan looked back to another PPV that looked fondly at wrestling’s past, telling Barstool Rasslin’ that he partly based Supercard of Honor on the legendary ECW One Night Stand:
“I felt like I wanted to strike while the iron was hot with Ring Of Honor, not do like cold tribute matches. But on the other hand, One Night Stand is one of the greatest PPVs, because they captured the spirit of ECW, and there was a lot of exciting stuff on the show. Apples and oranges, they’re totally different shows,” Tony Khan said. “I thought, ‘hey, we can do a show that captures the spirit of AEW. I don’t want to do an AEW show.’ That is what was great about One Night Stand, it was not a WWE show.
“Ring Of Honor Supercard was a Ring Of Honor show. With Ian and Caprice announcing, with Bobby ring announcing. Bringing in some stars from AEW, really only FTR were the only outside stars that hadn’t been primarily in Ring Of Honor. Other than, I guess, Swerve. But ironically, Ring Of Honor had booked Swerve before I did. So, Swerve was already committed to that before he had come to AEW.”
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