It has been almost a year since Tony Khan came out on AEW Dynamite and announced that he had purchased Ring of Honor.
Since then, ROH and it’s various champions have appeared regularly on AEW Dynamite and Rampage, a point that has become a criticism by fans of the show.
Many people believe that ROH’s presence has hurt AEW’s overall product, and that the number of championships may confuse some viewers.
Dax Harwood spoke about ROH on his FTR with Dax Harwood podcast, where he agreed that it’s not ideal to have so much ROH on AEW television, but said that Tony Khan is passionate about ROH, and wants to make it work.
“Yeah, I don’t think it’s confusing. I don’t think you’re gonna confuse the AEW World Heavyweight Champion with the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion.
“I can understand where it’s not the ideal situation. It’s not what you exactly want, you know. If you’re watching AEW television, you want to watch AEW. But Tony is very, very passionate about Ring of Honor, he wants to make it work.”
Dax then continued on, praising Khan for ‘working his ass off’ to make ROH work.
“He’s a business-oriented kind of guy and he is working his ass off to make Ring of Honor work. I think there’s a crazy misconception in the world of professional wrestling, at least with some of the fans, that it’s easy to get a television show on the network. And that’s not an easy feat.
“It’s very tough to get that, so he didn’t want to rush anything. He didn’t want to half-ass anything with Ring of Honor, but he also didn’t want to let what he had purchased, he didn’t want it to get lost in the fans’ minds.
“He wanted to remind them of what Ring of Honor was and has such a history and such a legacy, I can understand why he was doing what he was doing. But you know, he’s doing it because he loves it, and he believes in it.”
FTR recently lost their ROH World Tag Team Championship to the Briscoes in a Dog Collar match at ROH Final Battle last month.