Ring of Honor made attempts to bring in Ric Flair and Kenta Kenta Kobashi for the Saturday, August 2nd show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, but WWE isn't letting Flair attend. Due to this, it looks Kobashi isn't attending the show either. NOAH was looking to get a photo shoot of Flair & Kobashi together.
If you recall, WWE bragged in a company website article a few months ago about how the "Leave the Memories Alone" song had increased in sales ten times over after being used for Ric Flair's farewell. What wasn't noted is that paid downloads of the song were at a meager 500 per week, but only increased to nearly 4,000 per week for about two weeks after it was played, so well, it's not like the song did incredible business like the company made it out to be. On another note, while some major musical acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motorhead, Kid Rock, Creed and Uncle Kracker have done theme songs for WWE in past, the company pretty much seeks out little-known bands who are willing to provide songs for free in exchange for plugs on television regarding new album releases. WWE's music producer Jim Johnston complained in an article we linked to earlier in the week that the recording labels do anything to get play on MTV, but rarely think about going to WWE even though they reach a far larger audience.