A new report reveals Triple H reportedly once pitched for WWE to buy Ring of Honor several years ago although nothing came of it.
At the time, back in 2018, WWE was looking to expand its reach around the globe, and ROH, which had a strong working relationship with NJPW looked to be the answer.
During the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, following the recent announcement that Tony Khan has purchased Ring of Honor, Dave Meltzer revealed Triple H tried to convince Vince McMahon to buy ROH, and despite talks between that two sides nothing ever metalized, although the company did look about the possibility of buying a much bigger promotion such as New Japan Pro Wrestling and AAA.
"When Ring of Honor was kinda hot, I think this would be, I’m gonna say 2018, the early part of the year, WWE made a pitch… Paul Levesque [Triple H] wanted to buy Ring of Honor. There was some smoke to that, even though Ring of Honor obviously denied it at the time. You always do. But there was something there, there were talks there, and they ended up going nowhere.
From what I gather, Vince [McMahon] wanted to buy somebody bigger. Not realising that the ‘bigger’ was New Japan Pro Wrestling, who he couldn’t buy. WWE tried to buy New Japan, they tried to buy Stardom, they tried to buy NOAH… they tried to buy AAA, but nobody would sell to them from foreign countries at the price they were willing to pay. So none of these deals ever got going. This is obviously one that was in play."
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