The COVID-19 pandemic hit Ring of Honor hard as the company went on hiatus and scrapped plans for the ROH Women's Title tournament and initial plans for the ROH Pure Title Tournament.
Though the company resumed tapings, which took place in a Baltimore bubble, they have yet to welcome fans back and Honor Club subscriptions took a dip as a result. However, ROH COO Joe Koff is optimistic that things will rebound once the company starts touring again.
“We never share numbers, which is why I am not going to talk about concrete numbers, but they fluctuate. It is an interesting case because, yes, there was a slight decline, but my work in ROH is that for anyone that wants our content could get it in their mode of preference. If you sacrifice a little from one part, you end up reaching that goal," Koff told Solo Wrestling (translation via Luis Pulido). “If we are honest, with COVID-19, because we have not been able to go on tour and make shows with the same regularity, the subscriptions have dropped, but they will go up as soon as we are able to produce shows on a regular basis. One of the things that we do on a consistent basis is not allow entrance to the public to our tapings in order to prevent spoilers. There is no one in the building and our boys are so honorable that they will not say anything. This allows us to, when someone sees our product, make it difficult to know any result. Achieving this in 2021 is something extremely difficult and I am proud of that”
Before the pandemic, ROH would air events and television tapings live on Honor Club.
Elsewhere during the interview, Koff discussed the possibility of a Spanish-language version of ROH Television. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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