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By Mike Johnson on 2016-12-12 21:08:00

Yesterday, while writing about Nigel McGuinness' exit as the storyline Matchmaker from Ring of Honor, I noted that there had been interest in McGuinness in the past as a trainer for WWE at the Performance Center.  We are told by a WWE source that McGuinness has had a standing offer to explore that opportunity if he desired.  One would have to assume that it's something that is going to be explored.  If McGuinness is completely done with ROH, after everything he's done over the years, I truly hope that his exit is something a little more special beyond an announcement on their website.

Ring of Honor is moving forward in a big way with the Women of Honor division.  There are not only plans to insititute the first champion, but we are hearing that the company will be offering contracts to several regulars in the division.  The names we have heard most likely to get offers are Kelly Klein, Mandy Leone, Deonna Purrazzo and Taeler Hendrix, all of whom have been regulars for the WOH brand.  Purrazzo is an interesting name as she regularly works for WWE NXT and is in high demand on the independent circuit.  She is working this week for WWE at their TV tapings and appeared in a segment on Raw tonight during the New Day's celebration.

There's been a lot of speculation in recent days about BJ Whitmer and WWE having interest in him as a trainer as well.  That is not something we can confirm, but given his pedigree of being trained by the legendary Les Thatcher as well as his excellent job working for ROH behind the scenes as an agent, it certainly makes sense to me.  Whitmer is one of the names we have mentioned who's current deal is expected to lapse at the end of 2016 who has been talking with the company about a new deal.

I would be shocked if Cheeseburger doesn't return for the New Japan Tokyo Dome Rumble.

The New Japan-ROH War of the Worlds tour next year will be in May.

ROH announced the following Holiday Sale:

Holiday shopping has never been so affordable for members of Honor Nation: ALL merchandise, including hats, t-shirts, DVDs, and more will be 10% off for all customers and 25% for RINGSIDE MEMBERS! The sale ends Friday December 16 at 11:59 PM and all orders come with FREE US SHIPPING!

Get the brand new t-shirts of your favorite ROH stars like ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly, ROH World Tag Team Champions the Young Bucks, Cody, Jay Lethal, Adam Cole, and Silas Young at their lowest prices ever! And why not get something for yourself from the massive ROH DVD library that includes the just-released All Star Extravaganza VIII featuring the historic Ladder War VI and stops from the Reloaded Tour!

Order early and often to make sure you get EXACTLY the items you want to give your special someone this year for the holidays. T-shirts for our most popular stars always go fast during our holiday sales so order NOW to ensure you get the size you want while DVDs move fast as they are always popular stocking stuffers!

Thank you for another great year, Honor Nation! 2016 was our biggest and best year to date and this sale is our way of saying thank you for your continued support. All shoppers save 10% - Ringside Members save 25% total – with FREE US shipping  during the ROH Holiday Sale! Set your calendars – order your favorite ROH fans, and yourself, something real nice during the ROH Holiday Sale!

Want to save some more dough during the sale? Ringside Membership gives you exclusive access to special ROH content as well as the chance to catch ROH TV online early! Plus, Ringside Members get discounts on ROH merchandise and access to exclusive pre-orders. Tickets for ROH events across the globe go on sale for Ringside Members days before they are made available to the general public. To become a Ringside Member today, click HERE!

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