Ring of Honor Wrestling is no stranger to talents entering and exiting the promotion, and the end of 2018 has certainly seen its fare share of talent departures and re-signings.
Recently, former Bullet Club member Marty Scurll announced he will be remaining with ROH, as his former Bullet Club brother Cody Rhodes has announced he has finished up with the company as of the Final Battle PPV event which took place earlier this month.
According to a new report by Pro Wrestling Sheet, longtime Ring of Honor talent BJ Whitmer, who had been with the company since 2003, has resigned from his position with Ring of Honor Wrestling. The report adds Whitmer had been unhappy with management for months and that was his reasoning for quitting.
Whitmer wore numerous hats for ROH, competing alongside Roderick Strong and Jimmy Jacobs as The Decade faction, working in a backstage capacity, and as of late, working on-air as a color commentator. Whitmer also worked in a backstage capacity at this year’s acclaimed ALL IN event produced by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks.
As one talent exits ROH, another star re-signs an exclusive deal with the company, as Shane Taylor has announced on Twitter, “Incredibly excited to announce that I’ve officially agreed to terms on an EXCLUSIVE contract with
@ringofhonor for 2019!! Trust and believe I’m going to continue to #ShatterTheGlassCeiling & show why I’m #TheREALBreakoutStar in ROH!!”
In other ROH news, PWInsider is reporting that top star Flip Gordon has applied to trademark his name. In addition to his work with ROH, Gordon is known for his comical road to the ALL IN event this year, which saw him shut out of the show until he was able to maneuver his way into the “Over Budget” Battle Royal match which he ended up winning in surprise fashion.
No word on what is next for BJ Whitmer, and it remains to be seen if he will follow in the footsteps of Punishment Martinez, who also left ROH earlier this year to sign a deal with WWE to appear on the NXT brand.