ROH Loses Madison Square Garden Date, COO Blames ‘Communications’ From WWE

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Looks like Ring of Honor won’t be running a Madison Square Garden show after all, at least for the foreseeable future — this according to COO Joe Koff.

Koff told PWInsider that the world’s most famous arena pulled the date after MSG execs had a conversation with officials from WWE.

He explained:

“We had a deal with [Madison Square] Garden and they then told us they were backing out after communications from the WWE.  We are not able to get any other dates in any kind of discussion.  I’m expecting that our lawyers will be contacting all the parties involved and the best we can hope is that we can find a resolution, so we can bring the kind of energy and excitement that ROH and our partner New Japan to a bigger audience and to bigger arenas and to the fans of New York City.”


As we previously reported, Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley was recently interviewed and talked about the ROH’s plans to run a show at MSG next year. 

There was also talk of AAA running at the venue.

We reached out to WWE for comment and will update the post if any statement is released.