For years now, Ring Of Honor (ROH) has been aided by some major partnerships in the world of professional wrestling. They worked alongside both New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) for years now, two historic promotions which bring in wrestlers to ROH that don’t just wrestle the American style. However, CMLL has decided to cut ties with ROH, ending the partnership that has existed since 2016. Why did this happen?
Federacion Wrestling Starting Up Has CMLL Worried
There is a new lucha libre promotion coming, known as Federacion Wrestling. Some major Ring of Honor stars including current ROH World Champion RUSH, Dragon Lee, La Bestia Del Ring, Bandido, and Matt Taven have been advertised. We can also expect Andrade to be showing up, as he is heading to the first press conference for this new promotion.
Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M will also be showing up, and Diamante Azul has teased leaving CMLL as well, despite being National Heavyweight Champion. These are some heavy hitters, and CMLL isn’t happy that Ring of Honor is using talent from their company in this new show. Especially Matt Taven, who is viewed as a major star for the promotion.
CMLL Cut Ties With Ring Of Honor Over This New Promotion
ROH not blocking talent from working this show and Matt Taven being booked was enough for them to end the partnership over social media, a move which caught ROH officials off guard. The tweet translated to the following. “The World Wrestling Council reports that as of today, the strategic alliance that it had with the American company Ring of Honor since 2016 comes to an end.”
However, despite his deal ending, Federacion Wrestling might easily fill that void. They are bringing in top talent, and seem like a promising start up promotion. RUSH being a founder of the company will also ensure that things don’t end over social media, as he stays in good standing with ROH.
Was this a huge overreaction on the part of CMLL, or is not blocking Matt Taven from working a show suitable grounds for breaking a 5 year partnership? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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