More details on Tony Khan’s acquisition of ROH and how it impacts remaining staff, details on Supercard of Honor event

By Sean Radican, PWTorch columnist (Twitter: @SR_Torch)

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-To follow up on the report posted earlier on PWTorch on Tony Khan’s aquisition of ROH, PWTorch can confirm that the remaining ROH employees are expecting to be phased out once the deal is completed. Sources tell PWTorch that Tony Khan’s acquisition of ROH is expected to be completed within the next several weeks as there are several parts of the deal that need to be finalized.

ROH currently only has 12 employees on staff. The staff is small and PWTorch was told that the feeling from most of the current ROH staff is that it is unlikely Tony Khan will retain them. However, sources tell PWTorch that AEW hasn’t made any decisions as to whether or not if they want to retain anyone from the ROH staff. It was noted to the ROH staff from management that Tony Khan has been busy with TV and PPV tapings and no final decisions have been made yet in regards to their status.

ROH sources told PWTorch in recent days that if Tony Khan does not retain some of the ROH staff, it is possible that some employees may be retained in another department by Sinclair. One option that was mentioned was that some of the staff could possibly end up in the news  department at Sinclair. PWTorch sources can also confirm that severance packages for the remaining ROH staff have been discussed, but nothing has been made offical yet.

SES Scoops was first to report the new details on Tony Khan’s acquistion of ROH.

-PWTorch has learned that Supercard of Honor on April 1 will take place as scheuled. Right now it is up in the air as to whether or not Tony Khan’s staff or ROH’s current existing staff will actaully run the show.

Sources tell PWTorch that new ROH owner Tony Khan wants to use his AEW production crew to run the PPV. The sale of ROH not being finalized has put the planning of the show in a state of uncertainty. PWTorch has been told by sources that it would be possible that both companies could work together to produce Supercard of Honor, but nothing is certain.

As a result of the sale, planning for the show is behind schedule and only two matches have been announced with a winner takes all ROH Undisputed Championship match featuring Bandido vs. Jonathan Gresham and Swerve The Realest vs. Alex Zayne. The only other talent confirmed for the show are The Briscoes, Ninja Mack, and Joe Hendry.

Contact Sean at pwtorchsean@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @SR_Torch

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