It’s a tough time to be a professional wrestling fan with most company’s not allowed to run shows and a lot of performers unable to make a living but amongst all of the bad there will always be good. Katarina, who was supposed to take part in ROH’s Quest For Gold tournament, put out a tweet stating that she had been paid by Ring Of Honor despite the tournament not going ahead and despite Katarina having no contract with the company.
…on a related note I would like to express gratitude for having just received a check for a show that is not taking place from a company I don’t have a contract with- but was looking forward to finally working with… namely @ringofhonor with a thoughtful and classy move. 💜
— katarina 😈💜 (@katarinasinfamy) April 15, 2020
Tweets from other talents Miranda Alize, Alex Gracia, and Heather Monroe, all of whom were set to take part in Quest For Gold, indicate that they too were paid by Ring Of Honor despite none being contracted to the company. This is an incredibly generous gesture by ROH that we feel deserved to be spotlighted. Yes, other companies like IMPACT! Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling are of course paying their talent but for ROH to pay people not contracted to them for a show that was canceled is a fantastic move by the company that deserves to be applauded.
— Heather Monroe ✌🏻 (@Heatherisme) April 15, 2020
Ring Of Honor’s reputation was very publicly dragged through the mud at the tail end of 2019 due to Joey Mercury leaking text messages that painted the company in a very unflattering manner but with Marty Scurll seemingly gaining influence the company has made strides to change for the better as evidenced by their paying the uncontracted women scheduled to appear for their Quest For Gold tournament.
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