Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that WWE and Sinclair Broadcast Group have recently held secret discussions about a potential buyout of Ring of Honor.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge have told Satin that the companies have been in talks since January and things have been progressing, albeit at a slow pace. If the buyout becomes official, it would be a full takeover, with the weekly ROH TV show beginning to air on the WWE Network.
There's been no indication either way if all wrestlers currently contracted to ROH would remain on the active roster by default after such a possible takeover.
Pro Wrestling Sheet stresses that "there’s no actual deal on the table right now." Plans could always change, as they say, and the buyout could fall through entirely if one or both sides aren't willing to compromise to the satisfaction of the other.
Fightful.com's own Sean Ross Sapp speculated Tuesday that WWE was targeting video libraries.
Satin reached out to reps for both WWE and ROH but both sides declined to comment.