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Ring Of Honor Filing Lawsuit Against Former Champion? New Women’s Title Set To Debut

Following Kelly Klein’s release from Ring Of Honor, the company has not received the Women Of Honor title in her possession.

According to Fightful Select (subscription required), discussions have been had of potentially filing a lawsuit.

Fightful Select can confirm that as of the turn of the year, Klein actually still was in possession of the WOH Title. She’s not returned to wrestling, and Fightful was told that there were talks of potentially filing a lawsuit — or at least that’s what Joey Mercury had been angling for at one point.

In November, Klein’s alleged she was fired via e-mail by ROH COO Joe Koff. Klein was reportedly suffering from post-concussion syndrome, and her firing occured while she is still injured.

Negotiations between Klein and ROH reportedly began fallen a part, following tweets from Klein, BJ Whitmer, and Joey Mercury criticizing the company. ROH decided not to renew her deal, which expired on 12/31/19.

Ring Of Honor is set to debut a new Ring Of Honor Woemn’s World Championship, which will replace the Women Of Honor Title.

Ring Of Honor issued the following

An exciting new era in women’s wrestling in Ring of Honor is imminent.

To emphasize ROH’s commitment to women’s wrestling, a new Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship has been created. This title will replace the Women of Honor Title and carry the utmost prestige as only the best competitors will earn its gold.

The tournament to crown the inaugural champion begins with eight first-round matches at “Quest For Gold” on Friday, April 24 at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena. The tournament will feature talent from all over the world, including some new faces who have never competed in ROH.

“Quest For Gold” tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. ET for HonorClub members and Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. ET for the general public.

The first women’s match in ROH history took place in 2002, the company’s first year in existence. In the ensuing years, some of the best women’s wrestlers in the sport competed in an ROH ring, including Sara Del Rey, Mickie James, Amazing Kong, Mercedes Martinez, MsChif, Cheerleader Melissa and Daizee Haze, who all paved the way for the current generation of female talent in ROH.

The ROH Women’s World Championship will take women’s wrestling in ROH to the highest level. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness history in the making at Quest for Gold!

ROH PRESENTS QUEST FOR GOLD
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
BELL TIME: 7:30pm ET
2300 ARENA
PHILADELPHIA, PA

HeelByNature.com has reached out to Ring Of Honor public relations seeking comment on the potential lawsuit.