Ring of Honor has featured some of the very best wrestlers on the planet throughout its years of operation, and the promotion currently has an incredibly talented roster at the moment as well. Wrestlers will now have the chance to train directly through ROH. It was announced this week that ROH is launching its very own developmental program. Maryland Championship Wrestling stars Moses Maddox and Jasper Kaun are the first names to be signed to ROH’s new system. These two wrestlers first impressed ROH officials last year and then began training at the ROH Dojo. The next recruitment combine will be held on May 4th and 5th in Baltimore, Maryland. More information on ROH’s huge announcement can be found here
Marty Scurll may be one of the most popular wrestlers in Ring of Honor right now, but he still has plans to change. During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Scurll talked about some of the changes taking place in wrestling these days and he encouraged the idea of seeing more shakeups take place. Scurll added that he is constantly looking at ways that he can evolve and ascend in his own career. Right now, Scurll is the leader of the Villain Enterprises stable, which he says is different but enjoyable. Scurll will be involved in perhaps the biggest match of his career this weekend. He will take on Jay Lethal and Matt Taven in a match for the ROH World Championship during the G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
“I’ve always had a saying, ‘change is good.’ I don’t shy away from it, I embrace it. Make the most out of everything. Sometimes change is a blessing in disguise. I’ve really enjoyed working with Brody King and PCO, and offering a different side of ‘The Villain’ to the audience. You always have to evolve in this business. I’ve never been one to want to stay the same. Quite the opposite, I relish the chance to be different and unique.” Scurll said.
Kofi Kingston will be challenging Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35, but the road to get there was not easy for the New Day member. Randy Orton was one of several opponents who stood in Kingston’s path, but he was eventually able to defeat “The Viper” and get the match. SmackDown’s Ali posted a message on Instagram addressing the belief that Kingston received the spot originally meant for him at WrestleMania this year. In the comments, Orton congratulated Kingston on receiving the opportunity and said that he earned the match. That is quite the turnaround from the 2009 incident in which Orton chastised Kingston in the ring during one of their matches, which was rumored to have ended Kingston’s original push at the time. The video post from Ali can be seen down below:
I’ve been battling the “What if?” question ever since my injury took me out of the @wwe title picture. I finaly had the chance to answer that question face-to-face with @thetruekofi. Link to full video in bio.
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