Jonathan Gresham Wants To Face Bryan Danielson And CM Punk


The newly crowned PROGRESS Champion and ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham sat down with WrestleTalk, where he explained why he wants to face both CM Punk and Bryan Danielson.

Facing the two legends would bring the most prestige and honor to the ROH World Championship: “First of all, at the end of Final Battle, my goal was and still is to bring honor and prestige back to the Ring of Honor World Championship, and the only way for me to do that is to wrestle two men, but in order for me to do that, I must wrestle people like me to prepare for these two matches, to face CM Punk and Bryan Danielson. That’s the only way I’m gonna be able to restore honor to the Ring of Honor World Championship. So I’m waiting for those two matches, in time those two matches will happen. But at the moment I have to fight and wrestle some of the best in the world has to offer, so that’s what I’m doing. I asked for it and companies from all over the world have asked to host Ring of Honor World Title matches. So that’s what you’ve been seeing over the last few months. I’m still wrestling around the world defending the Ring of Honor World Championship [and] winning other championships from around the world. For me right now, that is my goal, to prove, not only to myself but the rest of the world that I am what I say I am, and that is the best wrestler in the world. So whatever happens with Ring of Honor, I still stand as the original Ring of Honor World Champion.”

Many think he will sign again for ROH or full time with AEW, but Gresham is enjoying the freedom of not being tied to any contract for now: “I’m looking to enjoy my career, I’m looking to enjoy what I’m doing right now. I have freedom, I’m wrestling for all these different companies, and it’s just, wrestling is fun again. Wrestling was fun when I was contracted to Ring of Honor, but my heart is with the indies. You know, I came from the indies, I learned my craft on the indies, and as long as I’m a part of it, I’ll continue to learn and get better and enjoy myself. There’s not a lot of restrictions, you know. I can speak up without fear of repercussions or anything or catching heat or whatever like that, and it’s just refreshing. It’s fun to wrestle the new guys that are coming up with fresh ideas, so I’m just enjoying it right now.”

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