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UPDATED: ROH Announces Return to TV Production, Reportedly Planning Something Different

August 11, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATED: Bryan Alvarez noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Live (h/t WrestlingInc) that the upcoming ROH TV tapings will be something unique, and that hardcore fans who haven’t been pleased with wrestling lately will appreciate what ROH does. It remains to be seen what ROH has planned.

ORIGINAL: Ring of Honor (ROH) has announced that the promotion will be returning to action and will be taping new TV shows starting later this month in Maryland. These will be the first shows for ROH since the company ceased taping operations due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic last March. You can view the full announcement below:

RING OF HONOR TO RETURN TO TELEVISION PRODUCTION THIS MONTH IN MARYLAND

With the safety and health of talents, staff and production crew at the forefront, Ring of Honor Wrestling will return to producing new episodes of the “Ring of Honor Wrestling” television program this August 2020 in the home state of Maryland.

ROH will adhere to a very stringent protocol as well as the regulations set in place by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. ROH will be instituting the necessary testing and safety measures in a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There will be no fans or staff who are not essential to the production present during these events.

“Taking care of our people during this difficult time has been and still is our No. 1 priority,” ROH Chief Operating Officer Joe Koff said. “That’s why we have spent many weeks working alongside the Maryland State commission in gearing towards our return to producing wrestling action. The strictest of protocols, testing and measures will be in place to assure us of this directive.”

Ring of Honor’s last events were the cancelled 18th Anniversary and Past vs Present shows in Las Vegas last March 13th and 14th. Since then, the company has opted to cease taping operations until there was a safe way to resume. These new tapings will pick up right where ROH left off with a focus on the ROH Pure Title Tournament, which had been originally scheduled for April.

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