Most fans thought Bron Breakker was a lock-in to win the NXT Championship at Halloween Havoc. Sadly, he lost the match and his opportunity at the title. What does his future hold with the brand, now?
Bron Breakker – NXT Future
On the cusp of Halloween Havoc, the Twitter handle WrestleVotes stated that Tomasso Ciampa’s NXT reign was winding down. They noted that Bron Breakker dominating the brand was on the horizon.
Guys, NEVER said Breakker was winning. This was the first part of him being THE GUY going forward. At one point it was discussed to give him the title tonight, but obviously they chose otherwise. Probably a good idea in the long run.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) October 27, 2021
With Breakker losing his match to Ciampa, WrestleVotes had some explaining to do. They produced another tweet explaining their first post and the “turn of events”.
WrestleVotes notes that they didn’t mean Bron would “start winning right away”. They also state that the loss is part of a bigger storyline plan.
Bron Breakker – NXT Future Is Bright
This is to help “rise Breakker” within the NXT brand. Ciampa will eventually lose his title because of Bron’s momentum.
It makes sense. The above sounds like a storyline many fans could sink their teeth into.
Speaking of futures, Ring of Honor’s (ROH) looks a tad bleak. Their business plan is changing, which will affect fans and talent.
ROH On Hiatus & Not Renewing Contracts
Ring of Honor (ROH) is changing its business plan. In fact, they note during an announcement that they are going on a hiatus come the first quarter of 2022.
Their final pay-per-view will be in December, The Final Battle. According to reports, they released several talents after the announcement.
They do plan to return in April 2022, for Supercard of Honor. The reason for their hiatus is to re-imagine the promotion.
They want to return with a bigger focus on fans. Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer notes that ROH released all talent from their contracts.
Meanwhile, PW Insider says that several wrestlers were on a company Zoom call. It was at this point they were informed that contracts were expiring at the end of 2021, and would not be renewed.
This means these talents become free agents. ROH wrestlers who have contracts beyond January 2022 will stay under the promotion for a certain period.
The rumor is that they remain with the company until March/April 2022. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.
Bryan Alvarez states that ROH wrestlers are free to work anywhere, right away, despite ROH contract status. He also notes rumors of Sinclair canceling the ROH show are false.
More On ROH’s Hiatus
The promotion is still set to tape weekly episodes of their ROH TV series in Baltimore, this weekend. In addition, as mentioned, Final Battle will take place on December 11th at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore.
PW Insider also notes that the Final Battle event is a “final chapter” for ROH. That’s because, after this hiatus, ROH will be quite different.
There will be a silver lining in all of this. I’ll let you know when I find it. Till then, back to work. For bookings, shows, seminars, etc. email: [email protected]
— Mike Bennett (@RealMikeBennett) October 27, 2021
As per reports, ROH still has a venue for WrestleMania 38 weekend in Dallas for 2022. This is for the “Supercard of Honor” event when they return from hiatus.
After December, ROH’s weekly TV show will still air. The company plans on using mixed archived footage and other forms of content.
ROH is the company that shaped the wrestling / wrestlers that you love today. Creating excellence. Creating stars. Always. @ringofhonor will forever be my home, forever have my heart and forever be my family. I hope ROH comes back to live shows in the future with a bang! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IX8bXeHX3h
— Mandy León 👻🔮 (@MandyLeonxo) October 28, 2021
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrates notes that several ROH talent weren’t informed of the company’s plans. They found out about the hiatus via friends texting them.
Who knows what the future holds for ROH and its talent. Below are some reactions of the ROH superstar on Twitter.
only the beginning… this "just a gimmick" isnt finished…🍻🍻🍻 pic.twitter.com/DH6dRtJWNF
— Session Moth Martina🍻 マーティナセッション (@mothfromdaflats) October 27, 2021