Kenny King laughing as Ring of Honor enters a new era.
A mainstary in ROH, King has went from tag team star to singles star, to the new La Facción Ingobernable group. After a seemingly tumultuous period for Ring of Honor, the company instead got some positive buzz based on a few new signings and re-signings.
According to King, he tells Fightful it just reaffirms his thought process on the company,
"To scream from the mountain tops is, and you can quote me on this is, “Ha-ha, the damn sky ain’t falling,” right? About three / four months ago, “Oh, my god, Ring of Honor. The sky is falling.” I’ve been with Ring of Honor through two of these periods, maybe even three. Brian and Nigel left, “Oh, my God. The sky is falling.” When Seth and Hero and Claudio and those guys left, “Oh, my God. The sky is falling,” right? So, the sky never falls, man. We just reload. We just re-signed Marty Scurll. We just re-signed Brody King, PJ Black, I mean, Bandido just re-signed. So, these are guys that people were just like, “Oh, there’s no way they’re going to stay there, ‘cause the company is dead,” blah blah blah blah blah. They’re not going anywhere, they continue because they see the sky’s not falling. It’s just internet nonsense," says King. "So, I just wanted to be the first one, I don’t know if anybody’s said it, but I wanted to be the first one to say that in the wake of Marty actually re-signing when everybody was like, “Oh, he’s a shoe-in for here, he’s a shoe-in for there.” Marty saw the value and clearly the dollar signs, right? But, the value in staying exactly where he was at which means that Ring of Honor isn’t a dead company and it still has lots of legs."
Scurll's new deal with Ring of Honor turned a lot of heads, as many expected him to join his former Bullet Club and Elite members in All Elite Wrestling. That wasn't the case, as not only did Scurll re-sign with ROH, but is helping book the shows. King thinks the move is going to be a good one.
"As far as Marty being head of creative, I think that Marty is very smart and Marty is very passionate about the business, he’s passionate about Ring of Honor. So, when you have that kind of combination, I think that Hunter [Johnson / Delirious] did a wonderful job, but I don’t think anybody can book a wrestling company consistently for as long as he did without your brain getting a little scrambled. So, I think that Marty coming in brings some fresh direction, it brings a lot of energy and the locker room is about positive energy right now. We’re about blocking out all of the noise that surrounds us. We just go out there and we put on the best shows all the time," said King.
You can see Kenny King at ROH Free Enterprise on Sunday, February 9 at 3 PM EST in Baltimore at the UMBC Event Center. Free Enterprise” is available to stream free for HonorClub members, as well.
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