The Ring of Honor CEO Joe Koff was recently interviewed by the Baltimore Sun to talk about a variety of topics including the Hardy Boys' brief run in the company prior to their appearance at Wrestlemania but most importantly he commented on the rumoured buy-out of Ring of Honor by WWE in the works:
"It was not a story. It was not a story when it came out. I think people want to make a story out of nothing. I'm very open in conversations with very many different wrestling promotions. And I think sometimes because I don't share a lot of stuff, we're very private about what we do. I think it raises speculation. I think this thing with the WWE really started because we were in conversations about content for Kevin Owens' DVD. There was a lot of back and forth between the two companies. I think that was the seed that drove that story."