Before QT Marshall took on multiple jobs in AEW, he honed his skills in Ring of Honor.
Marshall worked for Ring of Honor on and off from 2012 to 2018, but it was never a "real" job for him due to the lack of pay he was making.
Speaking on the Wrestling Perspective podcast, Marshall recalled his time in ROH and the lack of money coming in.
"When Ring of Honor offered me my contract and I saw the number, I looked at ROH for what it was at the time. In 2012, it was a stepping stone to get somewhere else. I wasn't smart enough to keep that in my head. I was telling a couple of people that and my boss that. 'Obviously, this isn't a real job.' We're working three shows a month and I'm making $100 a match. That doesn't pay my car payment. I understand you have to start somewhere, but at the time, I'm seeing the money that Sinclair broadcasting has and you're not paying affordable wages, look what happened. They tried to do the same thing until Cody and The Young Bucks showed up and now they are paying ridiculous money to guys that probably aren't worth that. Whether they are, I don't know, but I look at some of their talent and am like, 'They're doing well, they should call Cody and The Bucks and thank them.' They're getting nice full-time contracts. A lot of it is me being bitter, but I was 26 years old and within the first three months I broke my neck and broke my nose. I wasn't enjoying wrestling. I asked to get released a month early and they told me 'no.' I was doing nothing. I could have used it the right way and tried to performer better than everyone on the roster and it would've opened the eyes of other promotions and that's where I messed up. I don't regret it one bit," he said.
Marshall is doing much better now as a producer and wrestler for AEW. He recently battled Cody Rhodes on AEW Dynamite in arguably the biggest match of his career.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Marshall discussed how he helps format AEW alongside Tony Khan. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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