Exclusive: ROH COO Joe Koff Talks ROH’s Involvement w/ ‘All In’, Giving The Bucks & Cody Creative Freedom, More

Nick Hausman

WrestleZone Radio has released an exclusive interview with Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff.

The full audio can be found via WrestleZone Radio on iTunes or in the embedded player at the top of this post.

WrestleZone has included some transcribed quotes below, we will be releasing more transcribed quotes from Joe throughout the week.

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On what Ring of Honor’s involvement, if any, is with The Young Bucks and Cody RhodesAll In:

JK: It’s not a Ring of Honor event, it’s an All In event. I always like to make sure we say that because Ring of Honor’s involvement is really a part of the Ring of Honor DNA and the fabric of our organization.

We believe in letting people create. We believe in letting people innovate. Cody, Nick and Matt took that challenge very, very seriously. We talked about it and I said, “Go for it. Whatever we can do to support that you, you have our support.” This show is all them and it’s all in.

We were really just there to support them from a creative standpoint in the sense that we are letting them do this and we want them to do this. We aren’t even “letting” them do this, “letting” is not even the right word, we want them do this. It’s good for the business.

We are happy with the production and stuff like that and there will be Ring of Honor wrestlers performing. A lot of the All In stars are basically under contract to Ring of Honor so we had to have something to do with it but I think the thing that I feel we have done most is allow them to do it. To not feel threatened by it, to not feel crushed by it because it’s good for the business.

It’s good for them, I am happy for them, I am looking forward to watching it and taking part in it as a fan. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s people who want to wrestle wrestling with people they want to wrestle with. It’s going to be great for the fans.

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