ROH has made some big changes, and retained a huge star as a result.
News emerged earlier this year that Ring of Honor would be re-signing Marty Scurll, and he's take on an advanced role in the company. With that news, PJ Black admitted that there were plenty of people that weren't so keen on the idea.
"When that was announced backstage, everyone was like, “Oh, man.” ‘Cause a lot of people feel like they have to suck up to the booker or be friends with him to get what they want and a lot of people weren’t happy about it. But, that’s business. That’s gonna happen everywhere you go. I think more people are happy about it. More people are excited about it because Marty’s super creative and super talented, so we’ll see what happens," Black told Fightful in an exclusive interview.
Even though there was a mixed reaction, Black thinks Marty is going to do well. Coupled with ROH as a company listening to the wrestlers more these days, there have already been heavy shifts backstage.
"It was pretty cool. It was kind of a weird shift. I’ve known Marty [Scurll] ever since he started wrestling. I’ve been around for a long time. I lived in England when all those kids started wrestling. I was there when Mark Haskins started training the first day. Now all these kids are supterstars, which is fantastic. I’m happy for Marty because he’s also a very creative person. I’m very excited to see what he’s going to do with it. ‘Cause he has big dreams. Obviously, he has friends are in the other company. But, I feel like that’s going to be a little competition thing for him. I think he’s gonna do well. I think he’s going to thrive in that environment. I’m very excited," he said.
You can see our full interview with PJ Black at the top of the page, and check out Ring of Honor weekly on Sinclair stations and ROH HonorClub