ROH and PROGRESS World Champion Jonathan Gresham recalled the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic during a recent interview with The Kurt Angle Show, where he admitted he was afraid.
Having spent all his life pursuing wrestling, Gresham wasn’t sure about his future with so many companies taking a break: “Yes. I try to stay optimistic. I’m a pessimist from the start, but when it hit I was financially in a pretty good situation but I was more concerned about my comrades, guys that were coming up and on pay-per-appearance with Ring of Honor. So, I was really thinking about them. ROH did a really good job of keeping us on payroll the entire pandemic, so I was concerned but I was also thinking, ‘Okay, I’m going to jump to what next?’ I spent my entire adult life becoming a professional wrestler, so there was really nothing else I could really use that knowledge for, so that was kind of scary. But yeah, I thought it was over for me. But I was just going to ride the wave of the contract. Money was still coming in and hope for the best.“
Now in a much better position, Gresham founded his own brand TERMINUS promotion and will compete against Bandido in a match to decide the undisputed ROH Champion this Friday at Supercard Of Honor.