PCO wants to keep evolving at this stage in his career.
It was at Joey Janela's Spring Break show during WrestleMania 34 weekend that one-half of the current NWA World Tag Team and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions PCO clashed with the current WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER in a match that is highly regarded by fans and kicked off the resurgence of PCO. At the age of 51 years old, PCO is exclusively signed to Ring Of Honor and prior to his signing, he worked a handful of independent shows as promoters from all over were requesting that he be a part of their show.
PCO is paired with Brody King and Marty Scurll and together they make up Villain Enterprises. The trio has been in action over the past few days as a part of ROH's War Of The Worlds tour and PCO is surrounded by talents who are twenty and/or thirty years younger than he is. PCO sees that as a benefit because he can continue learning and evolving by way of the current generation and uses the youth around him to become a better performer.
“I really don’t know”. PCO said when asked how does he think the younger talents are reacting to him in ROH via Busted Open Radio. “I think I’m the one who reacts like a rookie, like a young guy. I’m trying to learn from them and trying to watch them and see what’s working, what’s not working and I think the big thing about this business is it’s living with changes -- with the evolution of the business. I said it to a lot of people, a lot of things are changing in this business, but one thing that will never change is the ability to tell a story and this is one thing that will never change, but in order to tell a story now, if you don’t accept the changes that are happening in the business, you can’t progress. In order to progress, you have to change and adapt to the changes, and most of the time, I’m listening to the younger generation, and if I see an opportunity to put my two cents in I will, but I’ve been picking up on brains like Bully Ray [who has] a great mind for this business." He said. "There’s a bunch of other guys behind the scenes that are incredible with ideas and for me, it’s a team effort. I’m trying to get as much from everybody like a big mastermind association that if I can incorporate any knowledge from anyone who is knowledgeable, I’m trying to do it in order to be successful. I’m trying to really put [together] all the brains and all the elements possible in order to have the best advice in order to be able to be successful..."
Pierre Carl Oullet made it clear during this podcast appearance that he does not try to enforce his veteran status. He added that what he did in the past can not compare to what is being done in the wrestling business right now and just wants to gain knowledge and pass it on.
“I’m not trying to impose my veteran years or my past because my old past doesn't really compare with what’s [being] done right now in the business so, it’s kind of half-and-half. Sometimes boys will ask me things. They will ask me what I think about things. I will give them my thoughts, but I don’t try to push all my ideas [hard], and then one thing, I’m really receptive. I try to get as much as I can get from them and give a little back. That’s how it goes.” PCO explained.
Ring Of Honor has an international television taping tonight in Chicago and matches from that show will be streamed on HonorClub as a part of the War Of The Worlds tour. To check out the results from last night's War Of The Worlds show, click here.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to Fightful for the transcriptions.