LSG is a free agent.
Earlier this year, Leon St. Giovanni and longtime partner Shaheem Ali announced their team, Coast 2 Coast, was splitting. Since then, we've not seen Ali in action for Ring of Honor. LSG isn't that sure what's going on with his former partner, but made his own status clear.
"There’s no official announcement. I’m not totally sure what he’s doing right now. Even me, myself, I didn’t resign. So, I’m a free agent, but I’m loosely affiliated. I’m still working with them, just not under contract," LSG said.
Even though he's not contracted to ROH right now, he did attend the talent meeting held by Ring of Honor that Fightful has exclusively reported on multiple times in the past. The company made an effort to gain feedback from the wrestlers, which seems to have went over swimmingly.
"I think it was the first time that we really got a chance to speak to management. Because, you know, these are things everyone knows in wrestling—you talk to your boys, you talk to your friends, there’s a lot of locker room talk—and you never really get the opportunity to gather together, get on the same page, and present your ideas. So, I thought it was extremely productive and to see a lot of that stuff come to fruition, it’s very encouraging. To me, it’s like, I know there’s been some things that put a damper on the perception of the company. But, I want fans to know that the guys in the locker room are working so hard and they want the best. Me, as a life long Ring of Honor fan, I started watching them back in 2005, I want to see the company do well. We all do. We listen to the fans. We really, really care about what they think," said LSG. "There was nothing that I said specifically that was different. A lot of us were on the same page. Things like, we would love to be on live TV. That’s a huge thing. To me, that’s like the biggest one. Because you just look at the way the world is right now. Everything’s quick, everything’s fast. We want instant gratification. We need to go live. That’s a game changer. Because if you’re on delay for three / four weeks, people lose interest. People look at spoilers. We know how it is."
For LSG, he knows ROH is in a unique spot. They're owned by a broadcast company and used as syndication programming. The tapings are streamed live on HonorClub, which has helped the talent, company and service.
"Yeah. When we started putting live events on the article, that was a huge step forward for the company. I know I was extremely excited just because you felt like there was a lot of people watching, not just in the building, but there were people all over the world watching. As a performer it’s a really good feeling. No one who gets in the ring wants to perform for just the people in the building and then hope that in a month or so someone sees it on a DVD or TV. But, knowing that now there’s a larger audience watching, this makes it feel more gratifying, you know?," LSG closed.
You can see LSG wrestling on Synergy Pro tonight, live on FITE at this link. Make sure to check out our full interview above.