Lines are often blurred between Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff doesn't mind it, and thinks that cross-promoting championships can only help both companies.
With 12 championship titles across the two promotions, versatility is important. Koff said that he doesn't want to put any labels on Ring Of Honor's titles.
“I think the TV title is an international title. From a creative standpoint, I think I’m nationality agnostic when it comes to who the champion is. … Would I like the title around the waist of someone from America? Of course I would because I have a lot of national pride, but more than that I want it around the waist of the best wrestler who should be wearing it. I don’t look beyond that," Koff told USA Today recently.
It's unclear if New Japan's United States Champion Kenny Omega will defend his title in Ring of Honor next month, but Koff thinks that eventually that should be the case, even if it doesn't happen as soon as October.
“We defend our belts over there, I would expect they would defend their belt over here. We have a terrific relationship with New Japan. It’s very symbiotic. We wrestle in the same style; we book in the same way. I would think at some point it could be defended here if they’re wrestling on one of our tours. That would be fantastic," said Koff.
ROH's Death Before Dishonor takes place September 22 from Las Vegas, Nevada.