Big ROH Release?, Major Problems, Highlanders, London, & More

Ryan Clark

It was reported over the weekend that Ring of Honor pay-per-views were recently pulled from airing in Canada because buys were practically non-existent. One of the major cable carriers reportedly only had three dozen (36) pay-per-view buys for a recent show. According to the respective websites for Viewer’s Choice Canada and Bell ExpressVu, they have no upcoming showings of Ring of Honor on their systems. Anyway, we have a new ROH pay-per-view buy number, and it relates to a cable provider in the United States. ROH’s last pay-per-view, Undeniable, which started airing on January 19, reportedly only had 19 buys through the Dish Network.

Ring of Honor plans on cutting costs by not flying outsiders in to shows. Both Daniel Daniel Puder and Joey Matthews, who both just started with the company, will not be flown into anymore shows.

Necro Butcher’s status with Ring of Honor is said to be up in the air after he skipped two recent shows in Dayton, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois to take part in a scene for the upcoming movie The Wrestler.

The Highlanders are featured in the SmackDown roster profile section in WWE Magazine’s 2008 Spring Preview issue, which hit newsstands this past week. However, The Highlanders have never wrestled on SmackDown, and they’re still listed as members of the Raw roster on On January 15th, right before the magazine went to press, they wrestled John Morrison and The Miz on an episode of ECW, presumably as part of the SmackDown/ECW talent exchange. They were on Raw next week doing job duty to Hornswoggle and Finlay. Back in the fall, there was an Internet report saying that WWE was thinking about moving The Highlanders to SmackDown, but nothing came out of it. Also, WWE removed Bobby Lashley from the magazine just before it went to press as he’s not featured in it.

It was reported a few weeks ago that Paul London was looking for modeling work through a modeling agency’s website. London’s profile has since been removed from the Acclaim Talent website.

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