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By Mike Johnson on 2016-12-11 20:59:00

Ring of Honor announced on their website that former ROH champion Nigel McGuinness would no longer be the company matchmaker going forward.  That was a storyline position and currently, McGuinness is still with Ring of Honor.

The move was made as a precursor for a number of reasons.  The primary reason was in case ROH needs to slide McGuinness into a commentary role should Steve Corino depart the company at the end of the month, as Corino obviously has a WWE offer on the table to work in the Performance Center as a Coach.

That said, with all the talk of WWE going on a hiring spree going into 2017, one also has to wonder whether there has been any interest in WWE bringing McGuinnness into the fold as he's well known as an excellent trainer.  WWE has been on the look out for additional trainers in recent weeks and I know that several years ago, there was at least some passing interest in Nigel for that role but it never panned out.  Moving Nigel out of the Matchmaker role would make it easier for ROH to exit him if necessary down the line.  Stay tuned.


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