March 5, 2004
New ROH management announced
By JAYA ROOPANSINGH -- SLAM! Wrestling

Ring of Honor and RF Video announced today that Douglas I. Gentry is their new CEO and President and that the former head of the company, Robert Feinstein, was officially released by the board of directors.

Earlier this week, Feinstein resigned due to recent allegations that have been brought against him involving a media sting operation. In his statement, Feinstein said he would step down until the matter was resolved.

In his press release issued today, Gentry stated that ROH and RF video have cut all ties with Feinstein.

"As of today, Mr. Feinstein is no longer officially associated with either company or any upcoming events and I was named as the new President and CEO of both corporations. He has been dissolved of all responsibility and ownership in both companies," Gentry wrote.

Earlier this week, Feinstein was allegedly the target of a media sting focusing on adults who cruise Internet chat rooms attempting to contact underage individuals for sexual encounters. NBC 10, a Philadelphia affiliate, teamed with PervertedJustice.com and aired a story Wednesday night showing a man who they identified as Feinstein arriving at the set-up house and then leaving the scene once a camera crew and a reporter confronted him. As of this date no charges have been brought against Feinstein.

The company also posted a mission statement on their site informing their fans that the company will continue their business as usual.

"RF Video and Ring of Honor are family-friendly organizations," Gentry said in his statement.

"We value all of our customers, vendors and business partners. As a result, the board of directors of both corporations voted officially this afternoon to release Robert Feinstein as president and CEO of both RF Video and Ring of Honor."

RF Video (or "Rob Feinstein Video") will undergo a name change in the near future.

Current ROH superstars have been vocal about their feelings for the company.

"ROH has the most amazing locker room full of talent and heart," Tracy Brooks, the most recognized female wrestler for the organization, told Slam! Wrestling. She is scheduled to be on and will attend their March 13th show in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

On Low-ki's web site, Low-Ki.com, he states that he is no longer associated with either RF video or ROH.

Also scheduled for the show are legends, Roddy "Rowdy" Piper and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.


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