Former WWE star PJ Black (also known as Justin Gabriel) was recently interviewed by Wrestling Inc. to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Black talked about why he chose Ring Of Honor (ROH) over re-joining WWE with NXT, as well as ROH having an old-school atmosphere and creative freedom.
Here are the highlights:
Choosing ROH over NXT: “Totally, totally happy. So happy. I had an opportunity to go back to NXT. It was the same money for 200 shows more, so really that was a no-brainer for me,” stated Black. “I have creative freedom and freedom outside because I do a lot of things outside of wrestling that they let me do whenever. And with creative freedom in wrestling – just to be yourself [is important].”
ROH having an old-school atmosphere and creative freedom: “I love the storytelling of ROH and the old-school Code of Honor of shaking hands before and after matches. I feel like fans appreciate wrestling different now than they did years ago. …As NXTshows, in-ring performance is very important right now and that’s what I like about wrestling; it keeps on evolving,” stated Black.