Tony Khan does not want ROH TV competing against NFL, comments on idea of the show airing before kickoff

AEW President and Ring of Honor owner Tony Khan asked about the possibility of an ROH TV deal and what day could the show air on

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Tony Khan further asked about what is to come from Ring of Honor.

Since acquiring Ring of Honor in March 2022, one of the questions that has consistently been presented to AEW President Tony Khan has to do with the possibility of Ring of Honor weekly television returning.

Khan has stated in the past that he has held conversations with those at WarnerMedia about a weekly series for ROH. As Khan was making the media rounds last week, he joined Kevin Walsh on the ‘SportsGrid’ show and was asked about the idea of ROH TV airing on Thursdays.

He said it makes sense and there’s different times available, but emphasized that he does not want to compete against the NFL which airs weekly games on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Khan then touched on the idea of airing the show prior to kickoff.

It is a great thought [ROH television airing on Thursdays], I think it makes a lot of sense. There’s tons of different times. Thursdays make sense but I don’t really want to compete with Thursday Night Football but if the show was at seven then you probably wouldn’t be competing with Thursday Night Football because our games kick off after eight. On the other hand, there’s great history of wrestling on the weekends. I definitely would never put on a show that would compete with Dynamite on Wednesday nights on TBS or Rampage, Friday nights on TNT. So outside of that, I also don’t want to compete with the NFL because I’m a part of the NFL and also, anybody who competes with the NFL is going to get crushed and so, it just doesn’t make sense for anybody including AEW or anyone to try to compete with the NFL because the NFL’s the greatest sporting league in the world and we are the most powerful media machine on the planet.

Death Before Dishonor was the latest event for Ring of Honor and that show featured the crowning of Claudio Castagnoli as ROH World Champion along with the second match between The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) and FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler).

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