Joe Koff responds to Sinclair Broadcast Group President and CEO Christopher Ripley.
On Sinclair's third quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Ripley praised ROH, calling it "an unpolished gem" and believed the company should be viewed in the same light as WWE. In a statement released to PWInsider, ROH COO Joe Koff offered a response to Ripley's comments.
"Sinclair has been nothing short of incredible in their support and enthusiasm for our product. In just a few years, they have invested significant time and energy in expanding the scope and reach of Ring of Honor to a global audience," said Koff. "What makes Ring of Honor unique is our investment into our fans to help grow the massive grassroots support that has been the backbone of Ring of Honor since the very beginning. We are focused on continuing to improve our product by creating better programming and content-- through exciting live events and our over-the-top distribution network HonorClub-- for our fans, and providing a platform where our male and female athletes can showcase their talents and thrive within this industry."
Sinclair purchased ROH on May 21, 2011. Weekly episodes of ROH television can be seen in syndication on various Sinclair networks throughout the country. Major events are streamed on their HonorClub streaming service. ROH are currently in the middle of their Global Wars Tour.