Rhett Titus Reveals How He First Discovered Ring Of Honor, & More


“So, basically, with the bubble, it’s a way where we can go and usually tape about eight weeks of TV or so and do it all at once. Basically, they bring us into the hotel – well, even before we go to the hotel, we got to take a test before we even leave our house. So once we pass that test to leave our house, we go to the hotel, we get a room by ourselves. We can’t have any visitors anything like that, nobody [else] inside there. We take another test when we get to the hotel, then another test before we wrestle, and then temperature checks at the door and questionnaires before we go into the building. And then, we have to wear face masks the whole time we’re there unless we’re on camera, which tears your ear up!”

“But even after that, all those steps they take, each match gets a brand new ring canvas, and those are quite expensive. The ropes, turnbuckles, any area that was touched, or anything all get sanitized and wiped down. They’re really, really sparing no expense to make sure everybody’s safe and everybody appreciates that to the utmost.”


On joining The Foundation: “Well, to be honest, prior to the pandemic, I really had no idea of the direction that I was going either. The pandemic gave everybody time to think and kinda come up with new stuff and that sort of thing. But, you know, I still wasn’t really sure on what I was going to be doing. It was the first TV taping back in August, the first bubble that we had, and I got there and there wasn’t really anything for me. I was just kind of like, ‘alright,’ you know. Here I am, and there’s nothing to do. Jonathan Gresham pulled me aside and you know, me and Gresham have wrestled before, and we had a lot of cool talks about wrestling before, and we had a lot of similarities and mindsets about wrestling. He pulled me aside and he’s like, ‘hey, man, like, I had this idea.’ And, basically, he laid it all on me right there. I was like, ‘wow, this sounds amazing to me. This is something I want to be a part of, of course!’ Too many times have I seen people come into Ring of Honor and use Ring of Honor for their own benefit, and not really think about, you know, what Ring of Honor was built upon and people that want to be in Ring of Honor to be IN Ring of Honor. We’re four like-minded individuals, myself, Jon, Hot Sauce, and Jay Lethal, where we’re all about bringing the company back to its glory days and making sure the Code of Honor is adhered to and restoring honor. It’s not just a gimmick or an angle. This is how we all really feel and personally if you don’t feel the same way, you know, the door’s right there.”

On being branded a tag team specialist: I’d rather be underrated than overrated! But, it’s one of those things where like, yeah, it kind of puts a little bit of a chip on my shoulder because I know that I can just go out there with anybody and have whatever style match that they want to have or whatever style match that I want to have and you know, it’s gonna come out being a banger. It’s cool because I think it’s one of those things where I’ve been around for so long that sometimes people start taking me for granted and that sort of thing. They’re like ‘oh yeah, you know, he’s been here and he’ll always be here,’ and you know, they kind of just don’t look at me like that way. But now, in 2021 and the end of 2020, people really have been turning their heads and be like, ‘man like where the hell’s Rhett Titus been all these years!’ But, you know, I’ve been right here having great matches and they’ve just been getting overlooked. But, now it’s finally nice to see people are starting to take notice.”

On ROH’s 500th TV episode: “One of my personal favorite matches from all 500 that I participated in was the Steel Cage Warfare which put Team S.C.U.M against Team Ring of Honor. That was a pay-per-view main event worthy match, but they put it on free TV for everybody to see. A lot of different moving parts in that match, and a lot of different stories told. That was ultimately the match that got me kicked out of Ring of Honor for a while. But, I found my way back in!”

“Another match that I really enjoyed, too, that I wasn’t a part of was for the Ring of Honor World Championship was Jay Lethal defending against Kyle O’Reilly. I want to say that was in the summer of 2016 or so, somewhere around there. All those years bleed together. Another one was if you ever seen this one, The Briscoes versus RUSH and Dragon Lee. Man, that was a barnburner.”

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