Since purchasing Ring Of Honor back in March 2022, Tony Khan has has been criticised in some quarters for the perception that there has been too much ROH content on AEW TV and it can be confusing for fans.
Khan himself recently addressed this, saying that he believes there has been barely any ROH content on AEW outside of segments involving former ROH Champion Chris Jericho.
FTR’s Dax Harwood claims it’s not confusing to have ROH content on AEW TV
Now FTR’s Dax Harwood has weighed in on the situation. Speaking on the second episode of his FTR Podcast, Harwood said he doesn’t think it’s confusing at all, although he understands it’s not an ideal situation.
“Yeah, I don’t think it’s confusing. I don’t think you’re gonna confuse the AEW World Heavyweight Champion with the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion.
“I can understand where it’s not the ideal situation. It’s not what you exactly want, you know. If you’re watching AEW television, you want to watch AEW. But Tony is very, very passionate about Ring of Honor, he wants to make it work.”
Harwood went on to praise Tony Khan for “working his ass off” to make ROH work. He thinks part of that is keeping the brand in fans’ minds.
“He’s a business-oriented kind of guy and he is working his ass off to make Ring of Honor work. I think there’s a crazy misconception in the world of professional wrestling, at least with some of the fans, that it’s easy to get a television show on the network. And that’s not an easy feat.
“It’s very tough to get that, so he didn’t want to rush anything. He didn’t want to half-ass anything with Ring of Honor, but he also didn’t want to let what he had purchased, he didn’t want it to get lost in the fans’ minds.
“He wanted to remind them of what Ring of Honor was and has such a history and such a legacy, I can understand why he was doing what he was doing. But you know, he’s doing it because he loves it, and he believes in it.”
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