Chuck Carroll at CBS Local Sports is reporting that a high ranking official in SBG is stating, “there is no story here.” with corroboration from another source.
It falls in line with what Joe Koff had said to Carroll earlier in the month during an interview with this quote, “No. No, no, no…. It’s very flattering and humbling to us. It validates what we’ve done. A lot of their current performers and stars are ROH guys and we have their history. So maybe the content of the backstories of Kevin Steen before he became Kevin Owens or AJ Styles’ run in Ring of Honor, Tyler Black (aka Seth Rollins), Claudio (Castagnoli aka Cesaro) … all of the guys who have wrestled for us. We have their backstory and where it began… That’s our content.”
It was also said that the two sides are open to continuing a professional relationship that is mutually beneficial. Koff also said the idea of WWE purchasing the ROH library is highly unlikely, “I’m always open to any conversation… We do business with them if they want to do a DVD or VOD if they need footage from early matches they do come to us. We are open to work with them on that basis because it doesn’t hurt us. It actually helps us.”
It will be interesting to see what follows in this story. Discuss it in our SBG/WWE thread in the forum HERE