The Baltimore Business Journal is featuring an article about Ring of Honor making aggressive plans to run bigger venues in the next year, including the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, in New York City next year.
Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley is quoted in the interview about plans for ROH and referencing WWE’s big $1 billion deal with FOX to bring Smackdown Live to the broadcast network starting next October.
“We have been scaling in terms of our production quality. We have not really brought it off Sinclair because the production quality is not quite there yet.”
The All In show in Chicago this September is referenced in the article, which sold out for a venue that houses 10,000 seats. That show was organized and financed by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, who currently work for Ring of Honor.
Ripley said Sinclair has no intention of selling ROH and are instead encouraged to see deals like WWE made with FOX as an indication of the the type of value being placed on entertainment programming that pro wrestling provides.
This news comes just a week after AAA announced plans to run MSG in September.