Silas Young is excited to start working regularly again.
On Wednesday, October 27, Ring Of Honor announced that they will no longer be running live events, with the exception of Final Battle on December 11, until April, with Super Card of Honor. Not only is ROH on a live event hiatus, talent contracts will not be renewed if they are expiring at the end of the year but those still under contract will be paid through March 31, 2022.
ROH will have a set of TV tapings in Baltimore this weekend to set up television ahead of Final Battle.
Speaking to Bodyslam.net, Silas Young discussed the difficulty of the situation and how it created a lot of worries. That said, he is excited to start taking independent bookings, and while he'd ideally like to end up with a big company, right now, he just wants to get back out in front of the fans.
"This phone call was hard for everybody," he began by saying. "Everybody was down in the dumps and you start worrying about stuff and worrying about what you're going to do, where you're going to get your next paycheck from and when you're going to pay bills. I've dedicated the last 20 years of my life to pro wrestling and I look at it as it's this or bust. With that said, the last two years, we barely worked at all. We barely wrestled and I missed doing shows regularly. I'm trying to look at this whole situation and trying to find the silver lining a little bit. I missed wrestling and now I get the opportunity to get out there and work some Indies. Ring of Honor is allowing us to take independent bookings at the moment while we're under contract, which is much appreciated. I would love to go to a place like AEW, IMPACT, or WWE. That would be a no-brainer answer, but at the same time, I'm excited to get out there and work. I've managed to pick up some bookings in the last few days. I'm excited to get out there and working regularly again and work in front of crowds where the fans are on top of you and almost as much as part of the show as you are. I'm excited about it, but clearly, I would like to land somewhere big where you can have a big global reach."
Young continued on, explaining that AEW doesn't have anyone doing what he does for ROH. Regardless of where he ends up, he knows that he can be a good fit for any promotion.
"I think I can do real well in AEW. They have a lot of younger guys, but no one who is really doing anything like I do there. I think it's something I can be a good fit in. Honestly, I think I can be a good fit with any company. I can wrestle all different styles and wrestle anybody. We'll just have to see what the future holds," he said.
Young has been a regular for ROH since 2012 and is a former two-time Television Champion.
Elsewhere in the interview, Young further discussed the ROH hiatus and whether or not there is heat on the company. You can read his comments here.
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