- Ring of Honor has announced an online Bracket of Honor to help distract and entertain fans during the coronavirus pandemic. The online fantasy tournament features top and current former ROH stars, including Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Austin Aries, Cody Rhodes, Jay Lethal, PCO, and many others. Below are the announced details:
VOTING BEGINS FOR BRACKET OF HONOR
With no college basketball tournament brackets to fill out this year, we're hoping to fill the void in some small way and provide a fun distraction for our fans at this difficult time.
We've put together an online tournament featuring top current and former ROH stars. The field of 32 wrestlers is composed of the 27 men who have held the ROH World Championship plus five "wild-card" competitors. Winners in each matchup will be determined by your votes.
The voting schedule is as follows:
Opening Round: March 24-26
Second Round: March 27-30
Quarterfinals: March 31-April 2
Semifinals: April 3-6
Championship: April 7-10
- Impact Wrestling parent company Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced today that Ariel Shnerer has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Fight Network. Shnerer has provided support for Impact content while working his way up at Fight Network, and will continue to help Impact in the new role. Below is the full announcement:
For Immediate Release – March 24, 2020
Anthem Appoints Ariel Shnerer General Manager of Fight Network
TORONTO | NEW YORK – Fight Network, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and the world's premier combat sports network, announced today that Ariel Shnerer has been appointed its new General Manager.
Shnerer has held various positions at Fight Network since joining the company in 2007, including producer, programming and content manager, editorial supervisor and executive producer of FN Originals, Fight Network's original production group. More recently, Shnerer served as Senior Director of Programming, Global Distribution & Communications for Anthem, Fight Network's parent company, overseeing growth initiatives and content strategy for other assets in Anthem's diverse global sports and entertainment portfolio. This includes IMPACT Wrestling, where he spearheaded the launch of the IMPACT Plus digital subscription platform and managed global asset distribution for IMPACT Wrestling's network broadcast customers.
As part of Shnerer's new role, he will oversee Fight Network operations with a focus on growing revenue, building digital products, driving expansion to new markets and on new platforms, and leading the evolution of a new programming strategy, while continuing to provide support for IMPACT Wrestling.
"Faced with significant opportunities to grow on the many emerging digital platforms, the demand for more original programming and the opportunity to fill the content gaps that exist in the fight space, we need to have experience in our leadership that covers combat sports programming, original content production and multi-platform distribution, and Ariel brings all of that and more," said Leonard Asper, founder and CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment. "His deep experience with IMPACT Wrestling is also essential given its relationship with Fight Network, so this is a natural evolution of his role within Anthem."
Shnerer added: "I am excited to expand my role with Anthem as we focus our efforts on growing Fight Network's global reach. Our incredibly talented team has been producing critically acclaimed content across all combat sports genres and we look forward to expanding our footprint with new platforms and territories, while we establish strategic partnerships and cater to the latest content consumption methods. The show goes on at Fight Network during these challenging times we all face together, and we will be bolstering our programming line-up in April with new fight-themed movies from the award-winning Sony Pictures library. As we look ahead in the year, we will have many new live events and original productions to unveil, as well as renewed focus on expanding our boxing programming."
For more information, visit www.fightnetwork.com.