From wrestling Steve Corino to being a part of the backstage environment for Ring of Honor, BJ Whitmer said he enjoys all aspects of the business of professional wrestling.
Whitmer spoke to Fightful about his bloody match against Corino at last year's Best in the World pay-per-view in Ring of Honor and admitted that he had fun in the match and didn't leave the match in bad shape.
"I actually felt great after that match. That was a little bit more than smoke and mirrors if you go back and watch it. I didn't really take a lot of big bumps in that one, but that was really fun. I had a blast doing that match," Whitmer said.
But of course not all matches can be easy on the body. Whitmer said he was very aggressive throughout his career and every in-ring performer can only wrestle for so long before having to call it quits. These days, Whitmer is working as a commentator for Ring of Honor and learning the ropes on how to work as an agent and learning the business side of professional wrestling, something Whitmer admits he very much enjoys.
"I went hard, like full throttle, you know, pretty much the first eight years of my career before my brief hiatus. It was balls to wall every time I got in the ring and your body can only take so much and I can probably still go, but I'm enjoying learning the business and administrative aspect of it. There is a shelf-life to being an in-ring performer. If I have a chance to step back and help behind the scenes and help agent some matches and stuff like that, I get a lot of the same creative satisfaction that I got from creating and performing in the ring, I get that same creative satisfaction backstage," Whitmer said.
Fightful will have full, live coverage and a post-show podcast for RIng of Honor's Final Battle pay-per-view on December 15, which is the last pay-per-view event the company has in 2017. Whitmer's comments can be seen in the video above.