We can report that ROH officials are currently frustrated with Charlie Haas. Haas thinks that he should be going for the title instead of BJ Whitmer and has also said he wants the Tag Team Gauntlet Match to be postponed until Shelton Benjamin comes back, if he comes back.
As previously reported, Shelton Benjamin asked for and received his release from Ring of Honor last month. While he asked for the release, he has still not signed a WWE deal at this time.
During the ROH Final Battle iPPV, ROH played up an injury angle, saying it was "recommended that Shelton take time off from the ring." ROH is leaving the door open to use Benjamin on a pay per appearance basis in the future but also is allowing Benjamin to seek a possible return with WWE.