It was teased for months that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan will make a huge announcement regarding something massive he is working on for the promotion, but he is not sure if it is what the fans would expect, though he knows it would be a big deal for professional wrestling. The opening segment of the March 2 episode of AEW Dynamite would then see AEW President and CEO Tony Khan kick the show off with a bang by first thanking the fans at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville and promising them that the action will soon get started. Tony Khan then said that this would be the biggest night in the history of the company and revealed that the major announcement is he signed a deal to become the brand-new owner of ROH.
Since ROH has been under the ownership of Tony Khan, the promotion has only had one PPV, which is the Supercard Of Honor PPV Event last April 1st during WWE WrestleMania 38 weekend headlined by Johnathan Gresham facing Bandido in a Winner Takes All Matchup to crown the Undisputed ROH World Champion. “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham would end beating Bandido and become the Undisputed ROH World Champion, but immediately after the match, Gresham was viscously attacked by Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt until Samoa Joe made his return to make the save and fend off Lethal and Dutt to close out the show.
Fans have been wondering since then when ROH’s next PPV Event is set to take place and according to a report from PWInsider.com, ROH’s next big PPV Event should be announced soon as the seeds for the PPV have already been planted during this past Friday night’s episode of AEW Rampage when Tully Blanchard issued a challenge to ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham for his ROH World Title and it appears that Jonathan Gresham will be defending his ROH World Championship against Brian Cage in the main event of that upcoming PPV. It was also mentioned on the report that the announcers for the PPV will more than likely remain the same with Caprice Coleman and Ian Riccaboni calling the action.
Fightful Select previously reported that AEW wrestlers were told Tony Khan is looking to hold the ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV Event on the weekend of July 23 in Lowell, Massachusetts, which is the site of several past ROH Events, including ROH’s 2017 Best In The World PPV Event and that this would line up with AEW’s Dynamite scheduled to take place in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 27. There was also a mention on the report that despite ROH having a potential return to PPV, there was no update on ROH returning to TV and that ROH potentially holding a PPV Event on the weekend of July 23 is potentially connected to NJPW moving an event from July 24 to a week earlier on July 17.
All current ROH champions are expected to compete on the PPV with ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham last competing for AEW at the Battle Of The Belts II Event last April, where he successfully defended his championship against Dalton Castle and ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe, ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta and ROH World Tag Team Champions FTR regularly appearing on AEW television since last April. ROH Women’s World Mercedes Martinez, on the other hand, has defended her ROH Women’s World Title a number of times on AEW Dark: Elevation.