Kenny King Comments On Reports Of WWE Interfering With Ring Of Honor MSG Show

Kenny King says WWE is paying attention 

In June, Ring of Honor CEO Chris Ripley revealed the company was looking at a date at Madison Square Garden for 2019 and a week later COO Joe Koff revealed the show was no longer happening. Koff claimed MSG was contacted by WWE and that is why the ROH show was nixed. 

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In an interview with TV Insider, Ring of Honor wrestler Kenny King spoke about the alleged interference by WWE. 

“Madison Square Garden was a venue I would love to perform in. I was curious and proud of the company all at one time when I saw that they may run it,” said King. “I was curious about what Vince (McMahon) and the other guys were going to do. And you saw exactly what they did. I think that just means if they are coming down from on high to prevent us from running a one-time event in a venue that they ‘own’ essentially, it means they are paying attention a lot more than they are letting on," he continued. 

In the rest of the interview, King discussed the growth of Ring of Honor and independent wrestling. He credited incremental change for the growth of ROH. He also discussed how his time on the Bachelorette television show has influenced wrestling fans to watch the show and brought new fans to ROH. 

The full interview is available at

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