Ring of Honor released the following statement.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF SHANE TAYLOR AND THE ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE
Ring of Honor Wrestling and Shane Taylor have agreed to terms on a buyout of his contract, effective immediately.
ROH is currently in negotiations with Taylor for him to make his advertised defense of the ROH World Television Title at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas against Flip Gordon and Tracy Williams in a Triple Threat Match.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider ran the announcement with the addendum that he believes it to be “storyline.” Taylor had been complaining about his placement on Ring of Honor posters and press.