PCO Discusses Teaming With Mark Briscoe, ROH Protocols Ahead Of ROH Final Battle

ROH Final Battle is set for Friday night and is traditionally the biggest show of the year for the company.

Last year, PCO challenged RUSH for the ROH Championship in the main event of the show and won the title in a "Friday the 13th Massacre" No DQ match. This year, PCO will be teaming with Mark Briscoe to challenge The Foundation (Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham) for the ROH Tag Team Championships.

Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, PCO discussed his odd partnership with Mark.

"He fits me much better than Jacques," said PCO when asked about the differences between Mark and PCO's former Quebecers partner Jacques Rougeau. "Not to discredit Jacques but I think the French Canadian Frankenstein, the monster, the craziness, the high-risk taking guy that I am -- with Mark Briscoe, who is very similar to my style, I think both styles can mesh well together. I wouldn't mind having Mark Briscoe as a partner for a while. I admire his hard work and the fact that he puts his body on the line night after night, no matter what. No matter if he has a new injury, little injury, big injury, he always gives 110%. The combo is good."

Mark's usual partner, his brother Jay, was scheduled to settle a rivalry with EC3, but EC3 had to drop off the card due to COVID.

ROH has utilized a bubble system, similar to the NBA and NHL, since returning to television and PCO praised the company for how they've handled protocols during the pandemic.

"I'm very happy with the choices I've made to stay with ROH. They've been taking care of us in such a professional way during the pandemic. I don't know if the other companies are as good as ROH is. Their priority was the health of everybody. We have a very secure bubble when we do go to work and they test starting from home. If you have the first test and you're positive, you can't go into the meeting with the rest of the roster. Plus, we have the COVID testing while we're there and we're wearing the masks and doing social distancing. There were a lot of plans for 2020 for ROH that we couldn't do because of the pandemic, but we're handling the pandemic in such a professional way and we're a different product than everyone else. We don't have a fake crowd or a small crowd. To have people spread out, I'd rather have what we have, which is similar to the NHL. You hear all the chops and breathing and get the feel of what it is to wrestle in front of nobody. It was a good time to go back to the roots of ROH, introducing the Pure Title back, and the timing was perfect," he said.

PCO noted that he wrestles the same way with or without the crowd, but does miss the ability to feed off the reaction and interact with the audience.

Fans can watch the entire interview with PCO in the video above.

Fightful will have live coverage of ROH Final Battle on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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