Brett Lauderdale, the founder and promoter of Game Changer Wrestling, was recently asked about his work with Ring of Honor.
“As for Ring of Honor, obviously over the last few months before they took this break, we’ve seen a lot of our regular talent start working with Ring of Honor,” Lauderdale said. “We had people inside so to speak. Other than that, we’ve obviously had relationships with people who have been there for years as well, people like PCO, Brody King, or anyone of a number of people.
“We had talked many times over the last two years about working with certain people, having certain people work on our shows, getting exceptions, and for some reason it never worked out until to this latest attempt. We’ve been trying for a long time to have The Briscoes in particular in GCW. Some ideas have come together.
“I had a meeting with some of their employees during one of their TV tapings. We exchanged ideas and the idea of how we can have a mutually beneficial relationship using their talent, and at the same time , to be able to promote Ring of Honor, and to remind fans who don’t follow Ring of Honor as much about what they are and who they are. interest of our fans to discover Ring of Honor.
“At the same time, allowing those people who haven’t been seen outside of the ROH world to come back into the regular indie universe, freshen things up and make things interesting. We went so far as to discuss the Briscoes and have an arrangement in place, and obviously we know what happened. Ring of Honor is changing a few things, so we haven’t gone much further than that.
“That’s honestly how it happened. I heard a lot of speculation about how this or that happened. There was no other crazy stuff planned. It was just , let’s start with that, see how it goes, and see where it takes us. When it comes to the ROH world title, Gresham is the champion. He wants to defend it, so when it makes sense for him to defend it, when he’s in GCW, that’s one thing Ian Riccaboni, who better person than him to call an ROH World Title match on such a big stage, that’s how these pieces came together.
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