ROH star Mike Bennett was on a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily.
During it, he spoke about how he fell back in love with wrestling when he returned to ROH after his WWE departure.
“I know this is gonna sound cliché and sound completely ridiculous, but I’m genuinely having the time of my life in wrestling right now and not just at Ring of Honor,” Bennett noted. “The indies have completely changed my perspective on wrestling too. I’ve been able to go out there, and again, just like the Pure Title, where I kind of talked about it and manifested it, I’ve been doing that with different opponents on the indies where I’m just like, you know what, I’ve been doing this for 20 years.
“I don’t care what people think of me. I’m just gonna put out there who I want to wrestle. What do I have to lose at this point? I mean, 20 years and you just kind of want to challenge yourself. You want to try new things, and so I’ve had the ability to wrestle guys like Cole Radrick, and Bryan Keith, and Mysterious Q and KC Navarro. These guys that have just, I don’t want to say motivated me, but they lit this fire under my ass where I’m like, wow, there’s a lot of these up and coming guys who I want to wrestle, but I got to step my game up too.
“And in the process, I’ve just been having so much fun. I wrestled Bryan Keith in the middle of nowhere Texas in front of about 100 fans in a bar in 95 degree heat, and we just beat the ever-loving piss out of each other. And it was the most fun. I just called my wife after, and I was like, ‘I think I just had one of my most favorite matches of all time.’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, you said that last week when you wrestled Cole Radrick, and then you said that the week before when you wrestled so and so.’ I’m having so much fun. I’m enjoying the freedom, and it’s like re-falling in love with pro wrestling again.”