Can Ring of Honor Compete With The Top Two Wrestling Promotions?

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Ring of Honor has made amazing strides since its birth in 2002 and will no doubt continue to get bigger as a company thanks to brand of exciting and spectacular wrestling it presents to its fans, not to mention it does all of this without overly dramatizing the wrestling however as big as ROH will get one huge question remains. Will ROH ever be able to compete a higher scale with bigger companies like WWE and TNA?

It’s safe to say that ROH is the third biggest professional wrestling promotion in America behind WWE and TNA which are first and second respectively and it would be interesting to see ROH provide some competition for one of those two promotions or even both. A lot of people would argue that Ring of Honor could never compete on a higher scale and will have to settle for where it is due to the fact that it doesn’t have the financial backing that WWE or TNA has and that leads to them not being able to advertise in the same ways.

WWE and TNA are ahead of ROH however recently TNA has had some well documented financial problems which has led to them releasing some of their biggest stars such as Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin and AJ Styles. This most likely means that TNA will stay a distant second in terms of popularity and it’s possible to see ROH catch up with TNA as long as the fan base continues to increase. Every wrestling fan knows that WWE will not be challenged by any promotion in the short-term however if they continue to put out bland wrestling along with uninspired storylines then there’s hope that somebody could catch on to this and invest in ROH to inspire competition that hasn’t been seen since the Monday night wars of the 90’s.

Ring of Honor is known for developing and producing excellent wrestlers some examples include: CM Punk, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro), Austin Aries and to be honest the list stretches on for miles and this has helped greatly to increase ROH’s popularity but Ring of Honor’s penchant for producing wrestlers with world class abilities does act as a double-edged sword. Wrestlers are aware that Ring of Honor isn’t the biggest stage and this means that whilst they’ll be devoted to helping ROH achieve higher levels they are in business for themselves meaning that the minute that an offer from one of the big two promotions come they’ll most likely jump ship.

It’s possible for Ring of Honor to compete with WWE but realistically there’s no chance of seeing that happening anytime soon, it doesn’t mean to say that Ring of Honor hasn’t done anything to improve its reputation though. ROH has branched out and teamed with New Japan Pro-Wrestling to increase its reputation internationally; having teamed with NJPW can only have done a world of good for ROH’s reputation in Japan, a country that WWE struggles to gain a fan base in.

When looking at the Wrestling that Ring of Honor produces as well as the household names that they have on their rosters, it would be fair to say that Ring of Honor could be competing with a company like TNA in the short-term. ROH does possess an international presence even if it isn’t big and the truth is that their presence in other countries can really help. With the way that Ring of Honor is heading the future looks bright and there’s a very good possibility that it could cause a stir in the wrestling world that could make history.

def8d96f96db07feaaaf04fc4efa017e?s=117&d=mm&r=g
Jeffrey Osei-Botahhttp://jeffreybotah.wordpress.com
Aspiring Journalist. Big wrestling fan, love games, love food (especially chicken), love drawing and Manga too and trying to get as much as I can done before my time's up. Also check me out on vine - Jeffrey Withthefro
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Sports as We Know It May Never Look the Same Again

This lockdown has given us so many of the bad things we never really thought we'd see: widespread job loss, rampant hospitalization and deaths, and the major, sticking-out-like-a-sore-thumb kind of problems in society. But, if there's something that everyone felt, it's the loss of sports. Many people said that sports is only important to sports fans, but it's becoming more evident that the purpose of sports isn't just exclusively athletic. Now, it seems like...

MLB: End Of Season Award Show 2 Cy Youngs, 2 Rookie of the Years and More!

The 2020 MLB regular season has come to an end, and with it comes playoff brackets, predictions, debates and discussions. However, we are going to save playoff predictions for another article. In this article we are going to talk about End of Season awards. Wo deserves the Cy Young awards?, Rookie of the Year? Most Valuable Player??? All of these questions and more will be answered. These are my opinions after watching the games,...

When It Comes To Israel Adesanya – Believe The Hype

If you've ever had the privilege of watching Israel Adesanya fight, you know that he is the perfect example of handcrafted precision. In his most recent fight, so many people felt this would be the fight that would finally DE-thrown the champ.  They felt Paulo Costa had the advantage because of his size, his strength and his overall power. If you've seen Costa, you know he's like a modern day Hercules. Costa's punches are explosive and...

2020 NBA Finals: A Champion Will Be Crowned

The stage is set. After a few short months that involved an eight game restart season and a very unique postseason,  the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will face each other for the first time in the NBA Finals. There are a lot of storylines that will unfold during the duration of the Finals, but the main storyline will have to be LeBron James facing the team that helped him win two championships....

Memorable Test Match Innings: Kevin Pietersen at the Oval 15 years on

“I saw this innings via a social distancing gap between myself and the television. To truly have the visceral thrill of Pietersen’s 158, you needed to be at The Oval on 12 September 2005.” “Just because I've got a stupid haircut or diamond earrings, it's not going to make me cover drive a ball any differently.” Kevin Pietersen arrived on the international scene in full technicolour. In early 2005, KP entered the lion’s den of his...

Tewatia plays blinder as Rajasthan chase historic total to beat KXIP

Rahul Tewatia hit 5 sixes in an over as Rajasthan Royals chased down the highest score in Indian Premier League history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets on Sunday. Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over and added another six of the next ball he faced as Rajasthan chased down 224. Jofra Archer hit 13 from 3 balls to see the side home. Rajasthan beat their own record – they...

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy. The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was. Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

The Green Light: The Rugby Championship 2020

In what has been a challenging year for many rugby fans and mainly the players, the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship 2020 tournament has just been confirmed for the back end of the season. The Rugby Championship tournament - previously known as the Tri-Nations - was inaugurated in 1996 with the three rugby-rich countries; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all contesting for the converted trophy. In 2012, the tournament expanded to add the South...

Social Connect

1,185FansLike
3,751FollowersFollow

Trending Now

AFL Finals Locked In

This weekend's results conclude the heavily disrupted Australian Football League regular season, turning attention towards the Finals series in October. Across 18 rounds spanning six...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x