Flip Gordon has emerged as an ascending name on the Ring of Honor card, and with some roster overturn set for the beginning of the year, he could see himself with an even bigger spot.
Gordon spoke to Fightful.com ahead of Final Battle about the possibility that several ROH stars could be leaving the company. For Flip himself, he sees it as an opportunity to improve. If they end up staying, he looks to make it a challenge.
"It means exactly what it's meant for the last three years. I came into professional wrestling at the exact right time. In my career, I've gotten opportunities because other people have left for other opportunities. It's an awesome cycle. If people leave, there are positions open higher up on the card. Your goal should be to be the top guy of this company. If people leave, that leaves a spot open. If they don't leave, that means I'll work even harder to make that spot mine, whether they're my friend or not," said Gordon.
With Ring of Honor also comes the possibility of wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Gordon experienced that last year briefly, but is pretty clear that he'd like to step up and compete more for the partner of ROH.
"I would love that. I got a little taste of it with Best of the Super Juniors. I hope I get more opportunities there. During those three weeks I learned so much. From my first match to my last match, if you just watch Best of the Super Juniors, you can see how much I improved in ring," Flip told us.
I also spoke to Gordon about the idea of Sandman representing him against Bully Ray (and the wrestler of his choosing, Silas Young). The match didn't end up well for Gordon, as the Sandman lost, and Bully was able to repeatedly cane him as a reward.
"I wanted to give back to the story that we're telling, and what better way than with an ECW original? I knew we were going to be in the 2300 Arena, and the ECW Arena. I figured I'd have to pick somebody that not only Bully didn't think I was going to pick, but the fans didn't know I would pick," said Gordon.
Ring of Honor Final Battle takes place on December 14, 2018 from the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York on ROH HonorClub. Fightful.com will have full, live coverage of the show, including a live post-show podcast.