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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 01:28 pm
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For ROH I think it's almost a no-brainer that you make any deal even semi-reasonable.  The bottom line is they have an incredibly stale product, huge HR/PR issues, a broken relationship with NJPW meaning that top outside talent is rarely/never coming back, and little chance of signing much of the top indy talent anymore when just 3 years ago they were pretty much the only game in town for top indy talent.  They are pretty fucked.  It's hard to believe that MSG show was just 8 months ago.  The thought of them running a big venue now is laughable. 

They don't have much to offer WWE except the library, so that's the only play here.  Vince is going to frame this as him doing them a favor, even though this certainly helps him too in keeping so many disgruntled talents happy.  He could even send Luke Harper and Cedric Alexander back there.  The possibilities are endless to cycle guys between what is essentially another brand to get talent happy and working in top spots while not having to deal with any of the logistical stuff of actually running the shows.  So yeah, WWE needs this too, but clearly not as much as ROH needs WWE.   

Of course, WWE could avoid all of these headaches completely if they just let talent go that wanted to go and let the market speak.  Some would wind up back in ROH anyway, and ROH would have to pay their salaries.  Sure a few would go to AEW, but AEW can't support a much larger roster and what difference would most of those guys make in the ratings anyway?  It's funny how Vince sees absolutely nothing in someone like Harper but is terrified that AEW will give him a big push.  If you think he sucks, let them!

Last edited on Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 01:32 pm by srossi



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