God ROH has been treading water for years, why the *Censored* would you act this way with alot of indy promotions pulling better numbers attendance wise and AEW/NJPW pushing you further down the list.
Posted 05 December 2019 - 04:18 AM
Full article: https://www.fightful...-you-more-20000
Tommaso Ciampa: ROH COO Joe Koff Told Me, 'No One Is Going To Sign You For More Than $20,000'
Tommaso Ciampa spent four years in ROH, and though he is a former ROH Television Champion, his time in the promotion wasn't what it could have been.
Ciampa's contract was coming to an end [in 2013], and while he wanted to remain with ROH, negotiations with ROH COO Joe Koff didn't exactly go smoothly.
"I remember going to the negotiation with them and saying, 'I'll sign five years, ten years, I'll make my career in Ring of Honor if you guys show me that you're looking to invest in me the way I'll invest in you.' I thought the conversation was going well and it took this hard turn."
"I remember talking to the owner, Joe Koff, and I told him how I feel. And he was like, 'No one is going to offer you more than $20,000.' I remember freezing and going, 'Oh. I didn't realize you thought that of me.' It was like, 'Okay, we don't have to do this anymore. My contract is coming up. I'm good. I'm gonna go somewhere else and find out if you're right or not.' Immediately he was like, 'No no, I didn't mean it like that.' And I'm like, 'It's cool. I'm not mad at you. I cared until that was said. I don't care anymore. It's cool. I just didn't understand that you guys viewed me as my ceiling was not above the midcard.'"
"I went to Delirious that day and said, 'Just so you know, I discussed things with Joe, and I'm wrapped up. I'll finish my dates and I'm done.'"
Posted 05 December 2019 - 04:25 AM
No wrestler should sign a exclusive contract for 20k. That dude is gonna run ROH into the ground with that type of thinking.