Ring of Honor made the announcement that this month, they’ll be taping episodes of their weekly television show in their home-base of Maryland. This will be ROH’s first event/set of tapings since the COVID-19 breakout in March which forced them to cancel their Past vs. Present show in Las Vegas and their Pure Title tournament which is being pieced together again.
The company put out the following press release on their website about the news of their return and the precautions they’ll be taking to avoid the spread of COVID-19:
“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.”
Ring of Honor’s own Tracy Williams chatted with POST Wrestling for an exclusive interview today and to check out either the video or written version, click this link.