Fight Network UK announced today that they would once again be the TV home of independent promotion Ring of Honor. The first episode will be broadcast from May 6th on Wednesday Nights at 11 pm and will end a 3-hour wrestling block on the channel, with Impact Wrestling being also being shown, beginning at 9 pm.
Fight Network UK today announces that @ringofhonor is returning to the channel (Sky 192).
ROH will air every Wednesday night at 11pm, from Wednesday May 6. It will follow @IMPACTUK (9pm) as part of a special block bringing fans the very best in international action. pic.twitter.com/EIqlmK4KCI
— The Fight Network and AXS TV in the UK (@FightNetUK) April 27, 2020
This continues the company’s apparent rebound from near collapse in the latter half of 2019 after a series of issues regarding worker protection and poor management were brought to people’s attention.
ROH beginning to make progress in the right direction:
A reshuffle of behind the scenes talent created a solid foundation for a possible new era.
The company announced major names from NJPW like Jay White, KENTA, Amazing Red, Taiji Ishimori and Will Ospreay for their WrestleMania weekend show. This was followed by the announcement of a weekend of shows which was set to begin on March 14th – a highly intriguing “Past vs Present” show and their 18th Anniversary event in Las Vegas. The 18th Anniversary was to be headlined by Rush vs Mark Haskins for the ROH World Championship. That was, of course, before Coronavirus caused near all mass gatherings to be cancelled or postponed.
And now, even when the entire wrestling industry is facing the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the promotion continues to make strong steps in the best possible direction. They are making sure to pay their workers in full, cover travel and make the most logical booking choices. As well as caring for their talent, ROH is offering classic matches on YouTube for fans the world over to enjoy. If they continue doing all of this, we could see a rebirth of one of the best independent promotions of this generation.
Will you be watching ROH on Wednesdays? If in the UK, tune into Fight Network UK on Sky channel 192, Freesat channel 161. If you don’t want to watch live, ROH airs their weekly show on FITE TV.