Ring of Honor is getting a new authority figure.
Recently, Stokely Hathaway posted an ominous video of him in Tony Khan’s office, replacing the photos and memorabilia in the room with things near and dear to his heart. When we poked around about the video, we were told that Stokely has been pushing for a new role that looks like it will be taking shape shortly. He was introduced as one of the "board of directors" at the ROH tapings. Jerry Lynn will serve as the babyface authority figure while Stokely is a heel. This is only in kayfabe and Tony Khan is continuing all of his duties, including the booking. Tony Khan has not reduced any of his responsibilities with the brand
We aren’t sure what that means for Stokely immediately in All Elite Wrestling, but The Firm as a stable was originally set to wrap up with The Firm Deletion match. That didn’t happen, as they’re still loosely affiliated.
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