WWE officials were said to be “very upset” about Ring of Honor running a live event at Madison Square Garden in 2019 and were reportedly “doing everything possible to block it.”
ROH COO Joe Koff spoke with PWinsider.com on Tuesday and revealed that they will no longer be running an event at MSG.
“I’m not going to discuss beyond this statement because I am not going to litigate this in the press. We had a deal with [Madison Square] Garden and they then told us they were backing out after communications from the WWE. We are not able to get any other dates in any kind of discussion.
I’m expecting that our lawyers will be contacting all the parties involved and the best we can hope is that we can find a resolution, so we can bring the kind of energy and excitement that ROH and our partner New Japan to a bigger audience and to bigger arenas and to the fans of New York City. ”