Ring of Honor Wrestling recently announced that they were coming to pay-per-view for the first time in their 12 year history. While they have had numerous Internet pay-per-view events, this will be their first one for cable providers. According to PWInsider.com on Saturday, the Ring of Honor Wrestling pay-per-view “Best in the World” will be carried by In Demand.
When the WWE chose to provide their monthly pay-per-view events on the WWE Network for $9.95 a month, many cable companies balked at the move. DirectTV, DISH and AT&T Uverse all chose to eliminate the WWE pay-per-views from their service. This means that anyone who has cable through those providers now either has to subscribe to the WWE Network or dump them and change to a provider who does.
However, those professional wrestling fans that choose the WWE Netowrk might have some extra money for another pay-per-view. While TNA Impact Wrestling was the only choice left, there are only four offered from the company per year. UFC is also an alternative, but now Ring of Honor has entered the market. “Best in the World” airs on June 22 and will be the company’s first pay-per-view and first major card held on a Sunday night.
The show will be held at the Nashville Fairgrounds in Tennessee. The cost of the Ring of Honor “Best in the World” pay-per-view will be $24.95, which is more expensive than their former Internet pay-per-views but still half the price the WWE was charging for their shows. With the show over a month away, the card is still to be determined.
The Ring of Honor Wrestling “Global Wars” show takes place next weekend, a collaborative effort with NJPW from Japan. Matches include ROH Champion Adam Cole vs. Kevin Steen, a four-way TV title match with Jay Lethal, Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Taven and Silas Young, and more. The results of this card will start to set up what might be seen at the Ring of Honor Wrestling “Best in the World” pay-per-view.