Dalton Castle proved to the world that he's world champion material at Final Battle last month.
"No way" he said when asked. "There was so much going on in my head it was crazy. The feelings I had at that exact moment would probably best be described with a dance."
The support he's gotten since becoming champion has also been immense. And although he's been typecast as a comedy character, Dalton never questioned himself when it came to reaching the top of the ROH ladder.
"No, I never doubted my abilities" he said. "I belong in a pro wrestling ring and knew if I just continued to be fearless I would be able to be myself and move up. It wasn't a moment that I started to see ‘I have what it takes,’ it was more I noticed others started to see what I already knew."
He also talked about his ring introduction at Final Battle. He wanted it to be bigger and better than what happened, but couldn't, for structural reasons.
"Leading into Final Battle, I felt unstoppable" he said. "I wanted an entrance that conveyed that. If it would have been structurally acceptable, I would have busted through the walls of the Hammerstein Ballroom, but then I would run the risk of the entire building coming down."
Ring of Honor will next be on PPV at the ROH 16th Anniversary Show in March.