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AEW's Tony Khan to 'lend some support' to ROH for Final Battle PPV


AEW head Tony Khan said that he will be helping out Ring of Honor for their Saturday Final Battle pay-per-view.

Khan revealed the news during his weekly appearance on Busted Open Radio to promote Friday's episode of Rampage.

He said he wishes the company the best and that "I'll be doing some things to support them in their last show to make it a good show for them." He didn't clarify, nor was he asked, what that entailed but it's assumed to be talent.

In a last-minute blow to the card, ROH lost World Champion Bandido Thursday after a positive COVID-19 test. He was set to defend against Jonathan Gresham and no replacement match has yet to be announced.

"...Over the weekend, I am going to lend some support to them and try and help them out because it’s the right thing to do," Khan said.

While purely speculative, that support could be former ROH World Champion and longtime roster member Jay Lethal, who AEW signed in November. Any AEW talent added to the show would likely be announced ahead of time to drive additional buys or HonorClub subscriptions.

ROH announced they will go dark in the first quarter of 2022 as they internally reassess what the future of the company will be, one that will rely on primarily non-contracted talent assuming they return in April as intended.