ROH COO Joe Koff On ROH's relationship with Impact Wrestling:
"I've always had a very good relationship with Impact Wrestling. I try to have a good relationship with all of the promotions because why wouldn't I? We're all in the same space. We're all doing the same thing. It's good for the business. That was a creative angle that came out. Austin Aries, who's a former Ring of Honor wrestler, has never held the ROH Television Championship, and I think he's on a quest to hold every belt he can. It seemed like a natural opportunity. There was no agenda involved. It was a good spot. It surprised the fans. That show had a lot of surprises. When the bear took off his head and it was Kenny Omega. That was unbelievably exciting. But our relationship with Impact, we're happy. They had to agree to it. They did. It certainly doesn't hurt their brand. It was a win-win for all."
Working with NJPW and if ROH would be where they are without NJPW:
"That's a fair question. I get asked that a lot: where do you think New Japan would be without Ring of Honor right now? I think there's not one up on either of them. It happened because both promotions have a similar philosophy of wrestling. There's a history, obviously, with New Japan and Ring of Honor but it's really been developed over the last five years under our guidance and under our aegis. I think that together we are stronger as an international organization and also as a place for talent because if they can offer dates and we can offer dates and we can put together a good year at good pay, then we've done a good service for the wrestlers who are wrestling for both of us.
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RING OF HONOR C.O.O JOE KOFF: ON ROH BORDER WARS, NJPW COMING TO AMERICA & IMPACT WRESTLING RELATIONSHIP
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