Kazarian Addresses ROH-WWE Network Rumors

Kazarian does not seem too concerned that WWE reportedly was interested in streaming Ring of Honor on the WWE Network.

The former two-time ROH World Tag Champion addressed last month's reports that WWE might be adding ROH to its streaming service as part of an interview with Chuck Carroll at sports.cbslocal.com.

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"I heard bits and pieces about that and found it interesting. I don’t know if it was one of those 'keep your enemies close'-type deals or trying to corner a part of the market before it has the ability to grow and come up," Kazarian said during the interview. "I don’t know what their motivation is. World domination in wrestling? It seems like that’s what they always want.

"Ring of Honor is doing quite well standing alone and is very popular with an incredibly loyal fan base. Who knows what will happen or can’t happen. I think the mindset right now is that Ring of Honor is doing fine and growing at a rate everyone is happy with."

Kazarian worked for WWE briefly, in 2005, but requested and received his release. He spent nearly a full decade wrestling for TNA, before joining the ROH roster in 2014. He has spent the majority of his ROH tenure as the tag partner of Christopher Daniels as The Addiction. That duo also participated in last year's World Tag League tournament for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

"In the two and half years since I’ve been here, it seems like it’s been nothing but an uphill swing of momentum," Kazarian said of the state of things in ROH. "It just seems that every month brings more news about expansion and growth internally. From a business perspective, the company is growing. From a wrestling roster perspective, it’s growing. Being a touring company, it’s growing. It’s refreshing, and it’s great to be part of. There’s an awesome vibe. Guys in the locker room thrive on that."

The interview also touches on Kazarian's take on the current turmoil in TNA, as well as his music career and writing the entrance music for The Addiction in ROH. Click here to read the full interview.


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