Marty Scurll says he has goals in wrestling beyond just making money and winning titles. "The Villain" wants to have a legacy in pro wrestling, as he explained during an interview on the latest episode of Steve Austin's podcast.
Wanting to leave his stamp on wrestling is one reason he signed with Ring Of Honor last year.
"The reason why I came to Ring of Honor, at the time I had quite a few offers in different places but I thought Ring of Honor was the perfect fit for me," Scurll said. "I thought ... I could come to Ring of Honor, I can help this company grow, I can hopefully get on TV in the UK, I can build this company, hopefully get it where—we're doing shows in front of 2,000 people, now we want to do shows in front of 10,000 [or] 20,000. That's the big thing for me."
Much like Scurll's cohorts in the Bullet Club, the Young Bucks, Scurll seems quite content to remain an independent wrestler.
"It's the best time ever to be an independent wrestler," Scurll said. "We're changing what it means to be an independent wrestler. … we've gone from working in front of tiny crowds and earning zero money to having pretty good livings and we're doing it by doing stuff that we love and being ourselves. We're moving the business forward."
Austin asked Scurll about his long-term goals in wrestling, which he used as an opportunity to address the likelihood he would go to WWE. Previously, WWE looked at signing both Scurll and Will Ospreay.
Scurll's comments on joining WWE were as follows:
"I get asked pretty much on a daily basis, fans say, 'Hey, would you go to WWE?' Which I think is such a vague question as well because if I turn around to you Steve and said 'Hey Steve, would you do something for money?' I'm sure your first two questions would be 'What is it and how much money?' "
Scurll went on to describe WWE as "the big dog" in wrestling and "the biggest company out there" though that does not necessarily mean he is itching to join that promotion.
"I'm loving what I'm doing now, so never say never, but my end goal really, my catchphrase that fans get behind, is long love the villain," he said. "That's because I like the idea of creating a body of work that's going to surpass me and live for a long time."