There was never any consideration in my mind that ROH should have agreed to that FloSlam deal. What would have been the point? To make a bit of money? If you look at how many people are attending ROH shows or the business they've conducted this year with name signings or features, like The Hardyz, The Bucks resigning, multiple talents becoming exclusive, Cody signing, even someone like Ray making it his home promotion, ROH didn't need FloSlam's money so that they could be apart of that shitfest of a streaming service.TYFDK wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:50 pmQuite possibly.
One thing that will be interesting to watch for is if this effects WWN's and Gabe's relationship with WWE. If it does, ROH may just become the #1 destination prior to WWE again in that case. I think they'll keep running shows, but obviously it'll be harder to watch again since Flo won't be airing them live and you'll have to pay per show again.
FloSlam was never going to work. And the minute it failed, was the minute Joe Koff said he wasn't interested in working with them. FloSlam needed one name wrestling promotion to carry that service, one promotion that has enough exposure that would make people want to watch. They never got that. Instead it is a clusterfuck of multiple little known indies with EVOLVE being the most notable promotion, who all want to make some cash because FloSlam for some reason thought that the "die hard wrestling fans" would buy into it.
If you watch these little known indies nowadays, then you're beyond a die hard wrestling fan. Die hard wrestling fans these days have a number of much more easily accessible promotions to watch and can know the ins and outs of the business by simply watching a selection of WWE, ROH, New Japan, LU and even Impact programming.
And also, not quoting him, but if Minoru Suzuki is a New Japan "b or c player" then fuck me. What a b player.