So what was that moment like, when the ref’s hand finally came down the third time to make you the new ROH champion?
“Honestly, there was a sense of release. There was a sense of accomplishment and weight being taken off my shoulders. The idea of finally winning the big one, all that really washed over me. Just the idea of reaching the pinnacle after a long dry spell.”
I do have to ask about the rumors that have popped up about ROH and WWE recently. Have you heard any of that talk, and what was your take on it?
“The truth is, I can’t imagine a situation where the rumors of WWE possibly purchasing ROH is true. I can see a possibility of working together in terms of the tape library. So many guys are there now that came through ROH, so the possibility of using the tape library to accentuate content on their network makes sense. Or even if it’s a matter of working together to put on a co-promoted show. I just can’t see a situation where it benefits Sinclair to sell ROH outright. Not with the business model that we have in place at Ring of Honor. So I don’t see it happening the way people have suggested. But I mean, this is a 47 year old pro wrestler, and not a business guy or a guy who makes the decisions on that level, so I could be completely wrong, but I don’t think that’s the case.”
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