Ring of Honor hasn't run shows during the COVID-19 pandemic, respecting the safety of performers and fans. The company had to cancel its 18th Anniversary event and Past vs. Present event, which were scheduled to run on March 13 and 14 at the last minute as the pandemic started to become serious.
Alex Shelley was scheduled to compete at Past vs. Present and take part in the ROH Pure Title Tournament, which was set to begin on April 10. Despite not making those dates due to cancelations and not being under contract with ROH, Shelley revealed that he's been paid by ROH for those shows.
Also, let me add some positivity: @ringofhonor paid me for numerous shows I had agreed to. This is despite the fact that I am a free agent and currently available to and negotiating with other companies if I am being forthright and honest. This was so wildly appreciated.— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) June 10, 2020
I never stopped working with patients who potentially contracted Covid. I could have become ill; this would reduce my income substantially. @ringofhonor paying me for shows I agreed to really put some of my stress at ease. I never stopped treating patients.— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) June 10, 2020
I wouldn’t have anyway, however, I recognized the fact I could get very ill and have to step away from work - this would reduce my income substantially. So, again, thank you @ringofhonor for giving me a little extra confidence as it pertains to helping people in pain.— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) June 10, 2020
Shelley isn't the first to praise ROH for taking care of his financials during the pandemic. El Phantasmo noted that he had been paid and women who were set to compete in the Women of Honor tournament also said they were paid by the company.