According to another top promoter in the professional wrestling industry, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) owner Tony Khan wasn’t the only one interested in buying Ring of Honor (ROH) when it was up for sale earlier this year.
Billy Corgan first came into the world of professional wrestling back in 2011 when he started up Resistance Pro Wrestling, a promotion based out of Chicago. Later in 2015, he joined up with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling working backstage, and then ultimately purchased National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in 2017, rebranding the company.
Billy Corgan Was Interested In Purchasing Ring Of Honor (ROH)
Recently on the “Ten Count” podcast, NWA owner Billy Corgan sat down for an interview with host Steve Fall, revealing that ROH was once offered to him, and he considered purchasing it after the fact. Ultimately, the company would end up being sold to Tony Khan, who has included the brand in AEW Television.
“Ring of Honor was offered for sale to me as well.”
Corgan then noted that he wasn’t sure who received the offer first between him and Khan.
“I don’t know where I was in the pecking order. I got the feeling I wasn’t the first and I certainly wasn’t last. I did consider it.”
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman then went on to say that the potential to own ROH was “an interesting thing to think about,” and that he thought about doing something “similar to what Tony did” by treating the promotion as “a brand that runs alongside your main brand and maybe there’s synergy there that can help.”
Making a recent attempt at getting World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to work with NWA, Corgan also went on the record to say that he’s “never had” any conversations with Tony Khan about his brand and AEW working together.