When looking at which company he could sign with, one thing PCO wanted was a challenge.
PCO said he didn't want just go to a big company and just be champion. He wanted to not only be a champion and elevate whatever promotion he wrestled for to WWE's level. So when ROH showed PCO what they had to offer, PCO knew that it was the right place for him to go.
"I think to go to a big company, be the Champion, be something big. It’s already done. It’s already there. I think to become Champion with the company itself and being the Champion and then help the company make it as big as WWE. I think that’s a very challenging goal. I had talks with three companies before I decided to sign with Ring of Honor, they flew me to Baltimore, they showed me what Sinclair broadcast group was like, 217 TV stations, the businesses that they own, the money that they were ready to inject into Ring Of Honor. When they did the 17th-anniversary show in Las Vegas, they showed they have been going around for 17 years," PCO told Vulture Hound.
PCO was convinced that, with ROH's resources and the money that was going to be invested into the promotion, it could be a major player in 2020. PCO is enjoying a career renaissance of sorts, alinging himself with Marty Scurll's Villain Enterprises stable and becoming ROH World Champion.
"Maybe before they didn’t want to be underwater, didn’t want to compete with the number one company in the world but I felt that, when I had my meeting with them, I felt that we really wanted to go big, to become like something like WWE, and in my dream, when I wanted to become Hulk Hogan, I wanted to help pop the territory, take it and make it explode. That’s why I decided to go with Ring Of Honor. Also, they showed me their facilities, their dojos, the way they take care of the new prospects and new talents, the entire system, the TV Stations. It’s theirs. They don’t have to pay to get on TV. They have a solid fan base. We can grow really big from there. It’s very challenging and a very great opportunity. I really believe that Ring of Honor is going to surprise a lot of people in 2020," PCO said.
The full interview can be read at this link.