Brody King Comments On Re-Signing With ROH, Missing 2019 NJPW World Tag League

Brody King has been a staple in ROH since joining Villain Enterprises in December 2018. 

In February 2020, Brody King signed a new contract with Ring of Honor. Since the start of the pandemic and Villain Enterprises seemingly being disbanded with Marty Scurll being released, King has come into his own as a singles star. 

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Speaking to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, King discussed his decision to remain with Ring of Honor. 

“It was definitely a hard decision because wrestling is or was, hopefully again, booming at the moment and there’s like so many other opportunities, other places. You got places like AEW, WWE, stuff like that but I felt like I still had to hone my craft a little bit more and I felt like Ring of Honor was always the place to kind of like cut your teeth and become like a great professional wrestler. The talent that they’ve pumped out of there is proven. Nigel McGuinness and Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and those guys are the best of the best when you talk about wrestlers of this generation. So having that Ring of Honor badge on my back, definitely, I felt like I needed to do a singles run like I’m doing now. I needed to make my name their first and also, having them be partners with New Japan is that added bonus so I could be doing both and working on both goals at the same time and wherever I’m at in the future, I’ll at least have that name and that reputation under me of being a New Japan or a Ring of Honor guy," said King.

King was scheduled to compete in the 2019 NJPW World Tag League alongside PCO, but a torn ACL kept him out of the tournament. 

Speaking about the injury, King said, "It was definitely a hard decision because wrestling is or was, hopefully again, booming at the moment and there’s like so many other opportunities, other places. You got places like AEW, WWE, stuff like that but I felt like I still had to hone my craft a little bit more and I felt like Ring of Honor was always the place to kind of like cut your teeth and become like a great professional wrestler. The talent that they’ve pumped out of there is proven. Nigel McGuinness and Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and those guys are the best of the best when you talk about wrestlers of this generation. So having that Ring of Honor badge on my back, definitely, I felt like I needed to do a singles run like I’m doing now. I needed to make my name their first and also, having them be partners with New Japan is that added bonus so I could be doing both and working on both goals at the same time and wherever I’m at in the future, I’ll at least have that name and that reputation under me of being a New Japan or a Ring of Honor guy.”

Brody headlined ROH Final Battle 2019, challenging RUSH for the ROH Championship. He has also remained active on NJPW Strong. 

You can listen to the entire interview with Brody in the video above. 

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