How ROH Can Stay Afloat and Possibly Advance

Matthew HesterSenior Writer IAugust 29, 2009

Hello everyone. As always, I would like to thank all of you for spending some time with me today.

Well it would seem like to me that the ROH is in for some very key moments its history.

They have made the move to Monday night and have felt the wrath of Vince already. Now that Danielson is gone, where does this leave ROH?

It’s safe to say that losing him is a big blow but it doesn’t mean doom for the company.

It just means that others will have to pick up the slack for his departure. It’s not like the roster they have still isn’t filled with good grapplers.

The question is who will be the one that will step it up and fill in for some heavy shoes. The likely candidate would probably be Nigel McGuinness. He has been a world champion and has also held their Pure championship.

Between both runs he held the title for over 800 days. He is a mainstay with the fans and he can step up and become ROH’s savior. It will also be interesting to see if Austin Aries can step up his game and make the ROH title a hotter commodity.

It really isn’t a matter of talent though with ROH. The ROH roster in general has always been good. What will be a key factor for them is trying to keep Vince from snagging more talent away from them.

If he went in and took guys like the Briscoes or KENTA away then things could get bad. It is also not out of the realm for Nigel to follow Danielson’s foot steps if given the chance. Last I checked, he was in his 30s and the injuries were racking up.

It is going to take some hard work and money if ROH wants to make the jump to the next level. Even if they can snag the No. 2 spot and bump down TNA, it would be worth it.

I won’t pretend to know ROH’s financial state. I would think though that they must be pulling some kind of profit, even if it’s a minimal one. They can also look into taking out some loans in order to boost their product.

Let’s face facts; it usually takes money to make money. It has and will always be this way in life. Or they could sell their souls to Vince and hammer out a working relationship. They can swap talent and try to keep fresh stars coming in.

I don’t think that is the way they want to go, though. If it were, they probably would have done so already. I know people have said they can’t sign big-name talent, but I don’t believe this for a second.

If you offer anyone enough money you can secure a big name. There are lots of big names that are out in about that doesn’t have WWE on them. I have mentioned Angle before; I think he would be a good fit for them.

Think about it for a second; Kurt Angle doesn’t need the money. Maybe they can lure him in by promising a long run as ROH champ. It would certainly make Angle's legacy bigger than it already is.

They can also bolster up their women’s division. I know Lufisto has displayed interest in getting involved in the big three before she retired. I also don’t see why they couldn’t pony up the dough and sign a few of New Japan's top stars.

One way or another ROH is going to have to make some kind of move. That is unless they are content at being stuck in that three spot.

I wish ROH the best of luck in their new ventures. They are most likely going to need as much of it as they can get.

Here is a little history lesson for all of you guys. Vince McMahon took almost every penny he had and invested in Wrestlemania. How did that work out for him?

Some times in life you have to gamble a little. If you fail, at least you can say you tried.

I would like to thank all of you for spending some time with me today.

As always, have a safe and blessed day.