Last night’s ROH Supercard of Honor 2022 PPV saw an undisputed ROH Champion crowned, as Jonathan Gresham defeated Bandido in the main event.
The event was the first Ring of Honor show since Tony Khan’s purchase of the company, as announced by Khan on the March 2nd edition of AEW Dynamite.
During the post-show media comments, Tony Khan praised Gresham, and indicated that his title defences may not be limited to ROH programming.
“I would love to have Jonathan defend the title in AEW and on AEW programming, that’s definitely something that is possible. Jonathan has traveled the world and he can tell you better than anybody about his vast experience in wrestling and all the championships he’s held all over the world. I’m excited for him to defend the championship in AEW, on Dynamite, on Rampage, on lots of our great programming and also, there are a lot of great relationships we have with other companies and relationships Jonathan has with companies and they are a lot of exciting possibilities both in AEW and through the Forbidden Door.”Tony Khan
Gresham also stated his desire to defend the ROH Tile on AEW TV, responding to Khan and setting his sights on former champions Bryan Danielson and CM Punk.
“For me, it would be an honor to take Ring of Honor to national television…My goal was always to be Ring of Honor World Champion, I never told anybody, but I worked night and day to get exactly where I am today. My goal along the way was to make sure that Ring of Honor lives on. I want to take the idea, the essence, the heart and soul of Ring of Honor to everybody around the world. Now that Tony Khan has acquired Ring of Honor, I can now do that. I really appreciated the passion that he has for professional wrestling and the passion he has for RIng of Honor. If it wasn’t for Tony Khan, Honor would have died. Now, I can stick with the company that I have fallen in love with all these years ago. I don’t have to wave another flag, ever, besides the Ring of Honor flag,”Jonathan Gresham
Reports in the last few weeks have indicated that Gresham is planned to appear on AEW TV in the near future, and these comments only further confirm how highly regarded he is within AEW management. We look forward to seeing what the future holds of the ROH Champion, with their likely being no shortage of future challenges across both ROH and AEW.
H/T to Fightul for the transcription.