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Impact and ROH mending fences?

Kairi HoHo

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https://www.pwinsider.com/article/116002/ariesimpactroh-update.html?p=1

An update on Austin Aries appearing on last night's ROH Anniversary PPV.

Aries made Impact Wrestling aware of the appearance in advance and Impact was supportive of the appearance, feeling it could only bring them positive awareness, even if they were not directly working with Ring of Honor.

While there are obviously some burned bridges between the two companies, the current Impact management regime is very much of the opinion that they want an open door policy to work with everyone they can. While ROH did not reach out to Impact, Impact is obviously hoping this could be a first step towards relations down the line.

In fact, we are also told that Impact Wrestling gave their blessing for the Impact championship belt to appear with Aries.
I'm happy to hear this news, and Aries being allowed to roll out with the Impact Title in ROH that was good to hear. I mean ROH always has a working relationship with NJPW, and Impact has plenty in their own right so I would say this could really help out Impact more than ROH to me. Now question: What was the straw that broke the Camel's Back before that had ROH and Impact break ties?​
 

Deezy

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All these indy shows trying to be exclusive is stupid as fuck to begin with
 

Chris

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I feel like they should just avoid working with Impact at this point though, join up with everyone else but let that cancer die on its own since they were the ones that thought they could be exclusive and compete lmao
 

Cwalker

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Yeah wasn’t that the issue?

Way back when; I believe TNA and ROH have a talent exchange agreement then TNA pretty much told it’s wrestlers to pick one
 
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Kairi HoHo

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Yeah that was the agreement that was broken in the mid 2000's around the push Impact was really trying to make a push to move up in the world especially when they got their first TV Deal many years ago. I hate people say just let the company die, especially ones who don't watch the company on a consistent basis. If they knew they would see the product is way better than it was years ago, especially this week's show which had their most talented, entertaining show in quite some time.
 

Keith

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This makes sense for me. Business have been so bad for both in recent years than I think such a partnership could suit both sides.