Eric Bischoff Says ROH's Parent Company's Purchase Could Be A Game Changer

ROH parent company Sinclair Broadcasting is buying Tribune Media, and Eric Bischoff thinks it's a game changer.

On a recent episode of Bischoff on Wrestling, the former WWE and WCW personality put over the move, particularly for Ring of Honor.

“I do think that this changes the game a little bit,” Bischoff said. “WGN was one of the original superstations along with TBS. Now all of a sudden Sinclair has a combination of a pretty significant syndication footprint as well as a pretty powerful cable footprint. Now all of a sudden Ring Of Honor can be a viable sports entertainment property across the board. When they were just in syndication, whatever the percentages were, I am guessing it was under 60 or 70% of the coverage strictly in syndication. Now if you do what Ted Turner did, and in the early days what WWF did, if you combine your syndicated footprint along with your cable footprint they probably have the potential of being in 97 or 98% coverage across the US. Now all of a sudden Ring of Honor can be a viable sports entertainment property. So, my opinion has changed dramatically from last week to this week.”

Ring of Honor is live tonight from New York City for their War of the Worlds PPV, which Fightful.com has live coverage of.

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