The creation of the Women of Honor Tournament was explained in an exclusive story to the CBS Denver.
“…top ROH officials approached the promotion’s core group of female competitors prior to a show in Baltimore. Chief Operating Officer, Joe Koff, challenged the group, which included Mandy Leon, Deonna Purrazzo, Jenny Rose and Kelly Kline among others, to take their division to the next level. ”
Joe Koff, general manager Greg Gilleland and booker Hunter “Delirious” Johnson would speak with top ROH officials and hear pitches. It was said that these conversations could last up to two hours. Mandy Leon was quoted saying, “We would sit behind the computer and type up documents, graphs and all of that…after the calls, we had folders full of paperwork that we would, at the next show, literally hand over to Joe Koff and Greg and say, ‘hey, this is what we came up with.’ The next telephone call would be, ‘okay, I read over the documents here’s my ideas.’ Then we had some more of our own ideas, and it would go from there. Literally what you imagine as a business meeting, it was.”
The tournament will officially begin on January 20 in Nashville and unofficially it is believed it could end around ROH’s 16th Anniversary pay-per-view on March 9 in Las Vegas. Watch the news report below. Discuss this in our Women of Honor thread