ROH Fans Are Going To Be Unhappy
Well, well, look who is all grown up now. Apparently someone decided to take a chance on ROH and have given them a television show all their own. ROH announced this earlier today what had been rumored for a few weeks. HDNet will be the exclusive home of ROH starting sometime this year probably. The details were not revealed but supposedly this is a definite project. For those of you who do not have HDNet it was founded by glory hog Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban. HDNet is supposedly footing a large portion of the bill for the show but here is hoping some of that money goes towards cleaning up the dirtball elitist douche bags who attend the show. Pretty sure when this announcement was made at least three unemployed ROH die-hards, yes that is redundant, cried in their giant bowl of fruit loops and actually pushed themselves away form their World of Warcraft expedition.
I’ve taken time out of my “This is not awesome” clap clap clap clap clap, routine to post this. I don’t even get HDNet, clap clap clap clap clap.
With Charter, HDNet is part of a separate package of hd channels that you have to pay extra for, along with Smithsonian, Universal, HDNet Movies and HD Theatre. Do you think ROH fans are going to pony up the five bucks a months to see one hour of programming? I don’t think they will clap clap clap clap clap
But the ROH already has HD quality production values……..Highly Dubious ones.
Big ROH fan, plus I already get HDNet for free as of now (while we still have Verizon), so I’m quite excited about how this all goes down as far as putting shows together.
It’d be great if HDNet does pay for the production increase, but you also have to wonder about rights fees that could put some money into ROH’s pocket up front.
Maybe a few years ago, before they began doing the occasional tour of Japan and the UK, I would have worried about a TV deal hurting a still-growing promotion. Now, it’s been nearly seven years, times are iffy (both in today’s economy and ROH’s booking), and I was thinking that something had to give. Now something gave, and I hope they do well with it.