ROH TV Deal?

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    telvisnostic

    [1]Jan 9, 2009
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    Mike John of PWinsider wrote:
    The Wrestling Observer reported yesterday that HD Net had sent Ring of Honor an offer for the HD cable network to host a one hour ROH series this week.

    PWInsider.com has confirmed with network sources that report is accurate. The proposed series would have a Saturday night timeslot. It is believed HD Net would handle the production costs of the series.

    ROH sources would not comment on the proposed series and one source was upset that the proposed deal had leaked, noting it was something that "if it happens, it was company's right to announce, not the Internet's."

    As long as they don't go to some big network, I'm all for it. Stay away from netwroks owned by USA. They'll get killed like ECW did which was not right.

    Edited on 01/09/2009 9:53am
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    telvisnostic

    [2]Jan 26, 2009
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    ROHWrestling and Pwinsider wrote:
    Ring of Honor and HDNet announced the following today:

    HDNET FIGHTS ANNOUNCES LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH "RING OF HONOR" WRESTLING
    New partnership brings unique brand of professional wrestling to HDNet.

    DALLAS (January 26, 2009) HDNet Fights today announced a long term partnership with "Ring of Honor Wrestling."

    Coming soon, HDNet will debut a new weekly television series, which will bring "Ring of Honor Wrestling" to a national television audience for the very first time. "Ring of Honor Wrestling" and its stars are prominently featured in the recent, critically acclaimed movie "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rourke.

    "'Ring of Honor' is an exciting addition to our programming lineup at HDNet," said Mark Cuban, chairman and co-founder of HDNet. "ROH has developed a cult following thanks to its special brand of professional wrestling and we are pleased to present it for the first time to a mass television audience."

    "'Ring of Honor' is proud and excited to enter a partnership with HDNet," said Cary Silkin, president of Ring of Honor. "Our in-ring action is the perfect compliment to HDNet's respected programming and growing statur e in the broadcast industry. It's a match most definitely made for a Main Event."


    Founded in 2002, "Ring of Honor" has become one of the most successful and recognized promotions in the world thanks to its focus on authentic professional wrestling. Over the last seven years it has produced some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Samoa Joe and CM Punk, while featuring the best in-ring competition in the world.

    The stars of "Ring of Honor" include ROH World Champion Nigel McGuiness, the 3-time reigning Wrestling Observer Newsletter Most Outstanding Wrestler Bryan Danielson, Necro Butcher, Austin Aries, Tyler Black, Jerry Lynn, and Mark and Jay Briscoe.
    Air dates and times will be announced at a later date.

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    romo70

    [3]Jan 26, 2009
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    I'm really looking foward to watching ROH on TV each week. Getting the DVD's is great, but it gets pretty expensive. I better check to make sure I get the channel it's going to be on.
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    Dilla_the_Dude

    [4]Jan 28, 2009
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    HD Net? Nope, not here, college dorms only have Suddenlink. I might be able to watch it during the summer times though, Dad's got DirectTV.
    Edited on 01/28/2009 10:55am
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    telvisnostic

    [5]Feb 1, 2009
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    First date has been announced!

    Wrestlezone wrote:
    The first set of TV tapings have been announced by Ring of Honor for their debut on HDNet. The promotion will tape on February 28th and March 1st at The Arena, which was formerly known as both The New Alhambra Arena and The ECW Arena. No word yet on how many episodes ROH will tape.
    If I can go, I shall.

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    telvisnostic

    [6]Feb 20, 2009
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    http://www.hd.net/series_comingsoon.html

    Ring of Honor Professional Wrestling

    Ring of Honor is world renowned for its unique brand of authentic professional wrestling featuring the best in-ring competition in the sport. Now, for the first time, fans can experience the hard hitting action on television as ROH World Champion Nigel McGuiness, Bryan Danielson, Necro Butcher, Austin Aries, Tyler Black, Jerry Lynn, and the Briscoe Brothers bring ROH's unique brand of professional wrestling to HDNet. Experience the excitement and athleticism of Ring of Honor professional wrestling every Saturday Night at 8PM and 11PM EST starting on March 21 only on HDNet.

    -wrestlezone

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    pitbull3

    [7]Feb 27, 2009
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    too bad we have HDnet, but don't you need an HD tv for that? if so im screwed LOL
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    telvisnostic

    [8]Mar 6, 2009
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    Update:

    Wrestlezone wrote:
    The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Ring of Honor intends to present their new HDNet TV product in a very different way than TNA and WWE present their respective shows. It's being said that the shows will contain much more wrestling, and the idea is to present wrestling to the audience more as a sport than a comedy or entertainment form. In the initial 6 hour long broadcasts that were just taped at the old ECW Arena this past weekend, there were no backstage segments filmed and no in-ring comedy or promo segments featured. There were several promos cut by the wrestlers which were taped backstage, however instead of airing them in full, ROH intends to insert them into the wrestlers' ring entrances as a way of introducing the talent roster to the viewers.

    One advantage ROH has over promotions like TNA and WWE is that their 1 hour broadcasts will end up being about 55 minutes of actual television time as HDNet does not require their shows to take as many commercial breaks. The average TNA or WWE show averages only about 43-44 minutes of TV time for every hour long broadcast.


    One of the main reasons why ROH wants to make use of a different approach to showcasing their product is that they hope to attract more MMA fans. Thus, the first 6 episodes used similar equipment and production techniques that would be found in the taping of an MMA event.

    For those who may have missed it, WrestleZone has detailed spoilers posted on the main page of all the match results coming from last weekend's ROH HDNet tapings.

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