Joe Koff is proud.
The COO of Ring Of Honor Joe Koff is excited about the glass ceiling that the company has broken through. Next year they will be taking their joint show with New Japan Pro Wrestling to Madison Square Garden on April 6th. Without there being any matches announced for the show, Ring Of Honor and New Japan have sold out the Garden and it is now just a waiting game until the card shapes up and the show commences.
Joe Koff spoke about the success of Ring Of Honor when he was being interviewed by 'Newsweek'. Koff discussed the type of wrestling that Ring Of Honor presents and how they are transitioning from their teenage years into adulthood.
“We wrestle a style and brand. We don’t wrestle specific people, because since I’ve been here we’ve had many stars who were major ROH personalities move on to other promotions yet ROH has never been bigger or better,” Ring of Honor Chief Operating Officer Joe Koff said. "We’re growing out of our teenage years and heading into young adulthood, so there’s a bit of rambunctiousness and a little bit of disruptor in that. But at the same time we’re getting older, getting more responsibility, more disciplines and we’re seeing that right now with ROH.”
Koff then shared his thoughts on the comments that he's seen and heard about G1 Supercard being an "alternate" to what the WWE is presenting that same weekend with NXT TakeOver and WrestleMania. Koff said that when he hears or sees the word "alternate" he thinks that it means not being a first choice, but by Ring Of Honor selling out the Garden it shows him that ROH is the people's first choice opposed to their competition that weekend.
“When I hear the word alternate or alternative, it means it’s not your first choice, and I don’t feel that way about Ring Of Honor at all and that’s proven by the MSG sell out that ROH is there first choice,” Koff said. “These are our fans who pay to have our product and early-access to tickets. I don’t think they’d like to be considered to an alternate to another fan, they are real fans.”
Former ROH World Champion Kevin Owens gave his opinion on G1 Supercard selling out Madison Square Garden but he was not too impressed with the sellout. To find out why, click here.