Kassius Ohno was recently interviewed by FloSlam, to commemorate the indy legend's last weekend on the independent scene. The former Chirs Hero talked about the future of favored promotion EVOLVE, his unique relationship with the fans, and how it feels to be walking away from the indies.
Did he get emotional during his last weekend on the indies?:
"Well, it wasn't too emotional. You know a lot of thoughts because, like I just said a little bit ago, there's a lot of people [who] I'm not sure when I'm going to see them again, not that I won't ever see them, but it will just be more infrequent."
On his unique relationship with wrestling fans:
"Because we have such an intimate atmosphere in independent wrestling, you know, these fans have watched me grow up. I've seen these fans for the past decade and a half, out and about, so now it's more like, smaller faces and bigger crowds."
How he would assess the future of EVOLVE:
"What does EVOLVE do? It evolves. It's an evolution, it's a progression, sprinklin' in over the course of six months you see new people sprinkled in. I love [Jason] Kincaid, I've been a fan of his for a long time, Darby [Allin] is interesting, [Chris] Dickinson and Jaka. That's what wrestling is, you can't always have- it's like a new season of a television show, some characters leave and you may be five seasons deep into a TV show, and this new character comes on and you're like 'oh, that's my guy.'"
Ohno, who returned to NXT TV last week in a segement where he consoled Shinsuke Nakamura after his lss to Bobby Roode. You can watch the entire interview at this link.