Silas Young is here to stay in Ring of Honor.
"The last real man of professional wrestling" re-signed with Ring of Honor in late 2018 amid interest from WWE. The decision startled some, just ahead of a talent war that would ensue among several companies. When speaking with Fightful, Young revealed why he decided to stick with ROH, and for the long-term.
"I like working for Ring of Honor, I like the schedule, the freedom to be able to go do stuff for basically anybody outside the United States. There wasn't much looking around elsewhere, other places there's a lot more that goes into it. I have a son, and I like being home to be able to spend time with him. Ring of Honor's a perfect fit. The whole three year-deal was something that came together in negotiations, it wasn't something that was on the table initially," said Young.
Ring of Honor has opened up some opportunities for people like Marty Scurll to get involved in creative and booking. For Young, that's something that attracts him, as well.
"Absolutely," Young said of possibly getting involved in creative. "I'm coming up on the 18 year mark since my first match. I think that's something I'd definitely be interested in. Wrestling is such a physical sport and there's storytelling and theater elements in it. I think that's something I'd be very interested in. Even the stuff me and Josh Woods have been doing the last five or six months, that's kind of my own idea and something ROH has allowed to take us a little bit our own direction. That's another huge benefit of working a place like that. They trust you. You're not given scripts telling you what to say in your promos. For some guys, that freedom means so much."
Ring of Honor's 18th Anniversary takes place tonight from Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see the PPV on HonorClub, as well as Fite TV.