This past Friday’s ROH Supercard Of Honor PPV Event saw “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham defeat Bandido to become the Undisputed ROH World Champion. Immediately following ROH’s Supercard of Honor XV Event, AEW President Tony Khan, who is also the owner of Ring Of Honor, took part in a media scrum and spoke about the possibility of having the Undisputed ROH World Champion defend his title on AEW programming such as shows like Dynamite and Rampage as well as how there are other possibilities in AEW and other promotions through the forbidden door due to their great relationship.
This is what Tony Khan said:
“I definitely would love to have Jonathan defend the title in AEW, and on AEW programming. I think that’s definitely something possible.” “And Jonathan can tell you, I think better than anybody, about his vast experiences wrestling, and all the championships he’s held in all the promotions around the world.”
“So, I am excited for him to defend the championship in AEW, on Dynamite, and on Rampage, on lots of our great programming. And also, I think there are a lot of great relationships that we have with other companies, and relationships Jonathan has with other companies, there’s a lot of exciting possibilities, both in AEW, and through the forbidden door.”
Jonathan Gresham then spoke about how it would be an honor to take ROH onto national TV and how if it wasn’t for ROH he wouldn’t be sitting next to Tony Khan as well as how his goal was to always be Ring Of Honor World Champion and to make sure ROH lives on, which he’s been working day and night for, and now that Tony Khan has acquired ROH he can do all that and he does not have to wave another flag ever besides the Ring Of Honor flag.
This is what Jonathan Gresham said:
“For me, it would be an honor to take Ring Of Honor onto national television. The funny thing is, my life has been somewhat of a Cinderella story.” “I grew up in wrestling, idolizing the men and women that worked for Ring Or Honor, and my passion grew. It got me out of a lot of trouble, I wouldn’t be sitting next to Tony Khan right now if it wasn’t for Ring Of Honor. My goal was always to be Ring Of Honor World Champion. I never told anybody, but I worked night and day as a kid to be exactly where I am today.”
“My goal along the way was to make sure that Ring Of Honor lives on. I want to take the idea, the essence, the heart and soul of Ring Of Honor to everybody around the world. Now that Tony Khan has acquired Ring Of Honor, I can now do that. I really appreciate the passion that he has for professional wrestling, the passion that he has for Ring Of Honor. If it wasn’t for Tony Khan, Honor would have died. Now I can stick with the company that I have fallen in love with all these years ago. And I don’t have to wave another flag ever, besides the Ring Of Honor flag.”
You can check out Tony Khan and Jonathan Gresham’s comments in the video below: