Madison Square Garden is known as home territory for WWE … but if a Sinclair Broadcast exec is to be believed, ROH is making a play for the famous venue.
Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley spoke with the Baltimore Business Journal about Ring of Honor expanding and explained that the company is taking advantage of a “very passionate fanbase” by beginning to run shows in larger venues.
This includes plans for a show in Madison Square Garden next year.
Ripley isn’t directly quoted saying it, but the article is written as though the move was spawned by the success of All In and WWE’s reported billion dollar deal in the works at Fox.
No exact date was given for the show, nor any additional details, but a move like this would definitely be surprising since WWE has had a stranglehold on the venue for so long.
According to PWInsider, venue officials are unhappy with WWE for leaving them out in the cold in regards to WrestleMania week activities next year when the show runs at Barclays. Because of this, they’ve started talking to other companies — including AAA.