Austin Aries did an interview with Sportsvibe.co.uk and critiqued Ring of Honor:

“I’ll be really honest with you, the Ring of Honor today is not anything like the Ring of Honor that the likes of C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, and myself came from. Obviously they are still operating under the same name, but the company has changed so much over the years and it’s really a shell of it’s former self in terms of the vision and thought process. The original Ring of Honor and the Ring of Honor today are two completely different things, I like to call it Smokey Mountain of Honor. There is no money in Ring of Honor, and that means they will only be able to secure talent for a certain amount of time before they move somewhere else.”