Shane Taylor feels overlooked.
The 6'1 300-pound big man Shane Taylor has had an eventful 2018. Recently, on top of competing for his home-promotion Ring Of Honor, Taylor has been traveling back and forth between the U.S. and the U.K. competing for Revolution Pro Wrestling, Southside Wrestling, 4th Generation Wrestling and International Wrestling: UK. Taylor was profiled by ROHWrestling.com and reflected on the past few weeks and months of his career and said that everywhere he has competed, he has left those in attendance with their mouths open.
“Every single show I’m on the people have left [with] jaws wide open talking about Shane Taylor,” he told ROHWrestling.com. “The buzz I’ve built over here and the success I’ve had has only proven what I already know, and that’s on a level playing field, Shane Taylor is as good as anybody in any company around the world.”
Tonight is Ring Of Honor's annual 'Final Battle' pay-per-view. The match card features an ROH World Championship match between Jay Lethal and Cody, Adam "Hangman" Page challenging Jeff Cobb for the Television Title, a Ladder Wars match, Four Corners Survival match for the Women Of Honor World Championship and much more but the card does not feature Shane Taylor. Shane is coming back to Ring Of Honor for the post-'Final Battle' television tapings and stated that 2019 is going to be a big year for him.
“I won’t be on the Final Battle pay-per-view. Let me insert my shocked face,” Taylor said. “Coming back to ROH, I know the deck is already stacked against me,” Taylor said. “I’m not the hand-picked guy of upper management because I’m not in the right indy cliques and people may not like how I dress or what I have to say, but after this tour and my performances before I left … nobody can deny that Shane Taylor is now the international star I said I was. Everybody I come across when I get back is going to figure that out quickly. 2019 is going to be a nightmare for the bosses and nothing but joy and pride for those who believed in me. I’m no longer being the good soldier; no longer sitting back and fighting for a company that doesn’t fight for me. I’ve tried that; it doesn't work. Now I’ve got a new focus, new thought process and new goals: to expose all of Ring Of Honor’s chosen ones and change this sport, this business, this company in ways people never thought possible. Get ready people, because this year I shatter that glass ceiling.”
To get a look at the updated match card for 'Final Battle', head over to Fightful's "events" section. Once the show concludes, Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp will go live on the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel to review the show in its entirety.