When Marty Scurll's last contract with ROH expired a couple of months ago, there was some speculation that he could be joining AEW, but in the end, Scurll stuck with ROH.
Scurll re-signed with ROH on a multi-year deal and is firmly invested in the company's future, even reportedly having a hand in the company's creative. In an interview with WrestleTalk, Scurll spoke about why he ended up with ROH for the long haul instead of signing with AEW.
In a sense, Scurll said he wanted to follow his own path and create his own vision for a wrestling company, an opportunity that ROH is willing to give him.
“I’m sure most expected me to go to AEW, and of course, Matt & Nick (The Young Bucks) are two of my best friends in the whole entire world. I love them and I love what they are doing. I’m very proud of them. When it came to my decision though, I, like them, had my own vision, my own dreams, and the opportunity to create a promotion in my own vision was something I always wanted and couldn’t turn down. I’ve been wrestling for a long time and it was time to do something new and set a new challenge for myself. ROH have always been amazing to me, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be more involved. They have the trust in me, and it really gives me the chance to be creative, which I’ve always enjoyed more than anything. I have great relationships with Tony, Cody and Kenny, and it’s cool that we’re all doing our own things and making a splash in the wrestling world," Scurll said.
Not only is Scurll with ROH but is also entrenched in a feud with the NWA's Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The two were supposed to face off for the title at the Crockett Cup in April, but the event was suspended as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The full interview can be read at this link.