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ROH announced today that Flip Gordon has signed a new multi-year contract with ROH. Gordon has been with ROH since 2017. Gordon had previously signed a two year contract with the company in 2018 that was set to expire in 2020.
ROH continues to invest in talent despite the company seeing declining attendance in 2019 and the company not running any shows since February of this year. In ROH’s press release, Gordon mentioned that his deal is for multiple years and worth a 1 million dollars.
Radican’s Analysis: This is a great signing by ROH. Gordon has been miscast as a heel since turning in the middle of 2019, but he’s got a big upside and hopefully ROH booker Marty Scurll can turn him into a star.
ROH issued the following press release to PWTorch regarding Gordon’s new contract:
Ring of Honor is pleased to confirm that Flip Gordon, one of the brightest young stars in pro wrestling, has signed a multi-year deal to remain with the company.
The signing was first announced on the premiere episode of “ROH Week By Week.”
“Ring of Honor has been my home for the last three years and I’m very excited to say that I’m not going anywhere for years and years to come, because ‘The Mercenary’ has signed a new multi-year, million-dollar deal,” Gordon said. “Now it’s time to win some ROH gold!”
The freakishly agile Gordon, who has a background in amateur wrestling, mixed martial arts and gymnastics, has come a long way in pro wrestling in a short time. The native of Kalispell, Mont., signed with ROH in 2017 after spending just over two years on the independent circuit.
After an impressive rookie year in ROH, Gordon was voted the Breakout Star of 2018. That year, Gordon got the better of Bully Ray in an intense feud and won the Sea of Honor tournament on the Chris Jericho cruise by defeating Silas Young, Marty Scurll, Dalton Castle and Jay Briscoe in succession.
Gordon shocked the wrestling world last year by joining Villain Enterprises and adopting a more ruthless attitude and in-ring style. He won a 20-man battle royal at Free Enterprise this past February to earn a future shot at the ROH World Championship.