Professional wrestling might just be on the cusp of another big boom period with a plethora of big names and promotions all vying for our attention, but one of the biggest independent promotions of the last decade Ring Of Honor is seemingly struggling to keep pace.
There has been much discussion as to why the promotion founded in 2002 and propelled the likes of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Seth Rollins into the mainstream is struggling to draw attention, especially since the independent scene is smoking hot right now.
There has been a suggestion the company is dated and isn't creating characters and compelling storylines anymore, while some also point blame to the rise of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and NJPW where many of ROH's big names jumped ship ahead of an impending rating war with WWE NXT.
Ben Turpen posted the following on Twitter showing an ROH show in Nashville drawing a very small crowd of just 400, when 18 months prior they had a much stronger attendance of well 1,000. This also isn't the first time in recent months promotion has struggled with crowd numbers.
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In January 2018, ROH drew one of, if not their largest crowd in Nashville, easily exceeding 1,000. 17 months later, this is what’s left. Setup is for no more than 400 people and GA are being upgraded to reserved seating. pic.twitter.com/3uurIlEVnk— Ben Turpen (@BenTurpen) August 25, 2019