But the part of the story that started out as ROH blocking the WWE from offering contracts makes it seem like at some point the ROH front office was involved.
That's not how the story started, though. That's how the story was misreported.
The original story, from the Wrestling Observer, is this:
WWE expressed interest in Mark & Jay Briscoe, but they are bound for now by their ROH contracts.
All of the stuff about "blocking" or whatever is just misreported b.s. from various sites that were trying to take the Observers news and re-word it for their purposes. There's nothing in it to suggest ROH blocking anything.