Ring Rap With Matt: Chris Jericho's Contract, Big ROH Updates, and More!

Matthew HesterSenior Writer IAugust 27, 2010

Jericho on the clock

The word going around is that Chris Jericho’s contract expires in a couple of weeks. He has yet to re-sign, and people are starting to question if he will stay with the company. While these are valid concerns to have, I am not too worried about it.

Even if he doesn’t sign anything long term, I’m sure he will work week to week until he decides whatever it is he wants to do.

Many wrestlers, including him, have done this on the past. Expect Jericho to sign soon if he does plan to stay.

If he doesn’t well sign, I guess we will just have to cope with a post-Jericho era.

Cary Silkin addresses the fans

As of late, there has been a lot going on in ROH. Some of it is good news, like the re-signing of the Briscoes. Some hasn’t been as good, like seeing Tyler Black and Adam Pearce leave the company.

Either way, we should see some big changes coming from them.

Recently, Cary Silkin took the time to address the fans about the future of ROH. He said a few interesting things that should have the fans happy, including meet and greets with the talent from ROH.

He also brought up a few other things worth checking out:

"To Every Wrestling Fan

"Wrestling is an industry that is always changing and evolving. Ring of Honor was born out of that very idea. I’m humbled by every fan who has stuck with us and every new fan who has found us in the last nine years. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.

"I’ve been a wrestling fan for 45 years, and my first experience with the business was being fascinated as a kid with guys like Bruno Sammartino, Fred Blassie, The Shiek, and countless others.

"I remember rushing to the candy store to buy the new wrestling magazines which were the only source of information for a fan who wanted to know what was going on in the wrestling world.

"I continued to follow the business throughout my life and somehow wound up publishing a wrestling magazine in Puerto Rico in 1999-2001, and then soon after the Ring of Honor opportunity came along.

"A lot has changed with Ring of Honor in its nine years and we’re always looking to find new ways to reach out and make the brand better and more accessible. Launching the TV show on HDNet in 2009 opened ROH to more fans; as they grow we will grow.

"Everywhere I go, fans come up to me and let me know what they love about ROH, what they hate about ROH, and what they think can be better. I love our fan base and want to expand that interaction not only with me but the company.

"I’m reaching out to every ROH fan within the sound of my voice, but with it being 2010, my voice is expanding to social media. As the world evolves, so will ROH. So starting this weekend, I’ll be tweeting more often and want to hear what you like, what you don’t like, etc.

"When I get to the cities for our events, I’ll be offering a unique opportunity to meet me and various ROH personalities. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/ROHCary, our main ROH page at http://twitter.com/ROHonHDNet, and also http://www.facebook.com/ringofhonor.

"On those pages we will putting times and places we will be at before the show. First fans to show up will get tickets, merchandise, photos, and autographs. I will depend on all of you to spread the word when these messages go up; put #FindROH on twitter or share the postings on Facebook.

I’m looking forward to see how Ring of Honor evolves going forward and appreciate all of your support.


Cary Silkin"

To read more onROH click here

The Linda McMahon and Lance Cade Drama continues

I’m sure you all know the drama that is going on these days surrounding Lance Cade’s death. Well, it doesn’t look as if it will be ending anytime soon.

Recently, Lance Cade’s father has come out and publicly spoken out against Linda and WWE.

It didn’t end there, though. Linda’s attorney would come out with a statement of their own. This is starting to get real messy for Linda; all this bad press could certainly affect her chances of winning a U.S. Senate seat.

Here are the statements made by both parties:

Lance Cade’s father

"I’ve been with him on two different WWE functions where she came up to him and knew him by name. She disrespected him. She disrespected my family."

"[Lance] would have cut his arm off for Vince McMahon, but it wasn’t there in return. He don’t care any more than the man in the moon for them, other than as dollar signs."

Ed Patru of Linda McMahon’s political campaign countered with the following statement…

"WWE has nearly 600 employees and about 140 performers, and I think it’s understandable that Linda may not recollect every interaction she’s had, particularly given the fact that she’s personally met with thousands of voters since resigning her position at WWE in September.

"Linda’s a very kind and sympathetic person, but she is human. It certainly wasn’t Linda’s intent to diminish any additional interaction she may have had."

To read more click here

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