In a surprising turn of events, Ring of Honor’s TV deal with HDNet has expired and they will no longer be airing on the network after April 4th. The promotion released the following statement late yesterday evening:
“Ring of Honor completed its 2 year TV contract with HDNet. During this time “ROH on HDNet” fans witnessed many great matches, the introduction of the ROH Television Title, and the crowning of new tag champions, among other historical moments. HDNet will air new episodes of ROH until 4/4/11. Please continue to support ROH and watch these new shows on HDNet.
Negotiations are underway for HDNet to broadcast a live special in 2011, and we will bring you more information on that as it becomes available. Ring of Honor Wrestling would like to thank HDNet for the last two years, especially those behind the scenes that made it possible every single TV taping.
The final ROH on HDNet TV tapings are scheduled for January 21st & 22nd in Philadelphia, so come out and support ROH as we close out our weekly run on HDNet.”
ROH on HDNet premiered in March 2009. The split is said to be amicable and, as the ROH statement alludes to, they are in talks for at least one live special on the network that would air sometime this year. They are also now free to pursue a new TV deal with another network.