Joe Koff Talks To Newsday

ROH COO Talks Running MSG During WM35 Weekend, Fear Of WWE Retaliating

Ring Of Honor (ROH) COO Joe Koff recently spoke with Alfonso Castillo of Newsday for an interview about the big upcoming co-promotion with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On running the G1 Supercard at MSG during WrestleMania weekend: “This was a big decision, and we had to take a look at the risks and the reward. But, really, what it came down to was: Where are we going to run that weekend if we want to run in New York? It’s hard to find a building that can accommodate wrestling in that 6,000 to 10,000 range that’s in the city and that’s not a schlep to get to. I can’t speak for other organizations and why they do or they don’t use it. It was the right venue for us on that day.”

On whether he is worried about WWE retaliating against ROH: “If I’m in their crosshairs, I don’t feel that I’ve ever not been in their crosshairs, but not for anything more than the talent that I have and the opportunity that they see in taking our talent. But I don’t feel any strain on our relationship.”

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