Joe Koff Posts Statement On The Official Sale Of Ring Of Honor
Former Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff has commented on the official sale of the company.
AEW President Tony Khan announced that he acquired the company from Sinclair Broadcasting on March 2; he shared the news live on AEW Dynamite. The sale wasn’t finalized until May 4, as Khan confirmed in a tweet.
On his LinkedIn page, Koff posted the following statement:
What started with a dinner with Cary Silkin some 12 years ago, ended with Episode 552 of Ring of Honor television, which aired recently across our Ring of Honor network, featuring all of the Sinclair Broadcast stations, Bally Sports Networks, Marquee, select stations across America, regional cable systems, international clearances, STIRR, and Honor Club.
12years. 552 weekly original hours. Over 1,000+ hours of additional match content. Close to 100 podcasts. YouTube specials. Honor Club. PPV’s. Live House shows on 3 continents. Merchandise. And let me not forget a SOLD OUT Madison Garden. That was our Ring of Honor and now, it is in the most capable hands of AEW and the brilliant Tony Kahn along with all of the stars that shone in our Ring and the new stars sure to glow as brightly in his Ring of Honor. Thank you again, Tony.
As I look back on this amazing journey, there are so many people who joined this journey with me, our staff, our brilliant athletes that you will always know as Ring of Honor, our partners in production and distribution, our vendors, and most importantly, you, our fans. I want to thank you personally for your continuous support, belief in me and our product, what we could do, what we would do, what we did!
It was the journey of a lifetime and I thank you for sharing it with me.
Koff had been with the company since 2011.
ROH remains featured on AEW programming; most recently, Samoa Joe defended the ROH World Television Championship on the April 29 episode of AEW Rampage. It’s currently unclear when the next ROH show will be; the first show under Khan’s ownership was Supercard of Honor on April 1. Khan has repeatedly stated that he wants to bring back ROH’s weekly television show.