Before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out most upcoming wrestling events, ROH had big plans for the spring. The promotion was set to crown a new Women's Champion after a big controversy with Kelly Klein and they were bringing back the Pure Championship, which was unified with the World Title in 2006.
Speaking on the ROHStrong podcast, lead booker Marty Scurll laid out the plans that have now been delayed.
"If you look at the list of talent signed for Quest For Gold, I was really looking forward to seeing how they fit in ROH. I was excited to have the women's tournament and it would have put an amazing spotlight on them. Pro wrestling has always made the World Heavyweight Championship seem like the most important championship. I want to make all of our championships important and at the same level. If you look at the UFC or boxing, all the belts are the main belts. I don't see why we can't do that in pro wrestling. There's no reason why the Tag Titles or Six-Man Titles or the Women's Title can't be the main event. That's where I would like to get to. With this tournament, we really could have had some awesome main events. Something we wanted to implement as well is the idea of intergender wrestling, whether that be mixed tags or mixed multi-person tag matches. Just finding the right time and place and giving the women more of a spotlight. It's definitely something I'm looking forward to implementing," he said.
When asked about intergender wrestling making its way into ROH, Scurll expanded on his comments by saying, "Intergender wrestling, people have these opinions, but ultimately what it comes down to is telling stories. If there's a demand for intergender wrestling, we'll do it. I don't see too many of the bigger companies doing it. So if it's something we can do that will help us standout, why not? You can tell a different story and there are so many good women's wrestlers now."
Scurll referenced Maria Manic working with Bully Ray as an example of intergender wrestling in ROH.
Elsewhere during the interview, Scurll discussed ROH's current relationships with NJPW and NWA. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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