It is no secret that over the last year or so a lot of top Ring of Honor talent has jumped ship. Whether it was for more money or to challenge themselves, guys like Wolfe, Bryan, and now Black, have all left for new ventures.
In black’s case, he actually turned down more money from TNA to sign with the WWE. This was a bold move on his part to say the least. The Sun recently caught up with him and asked him about some of his choices he made.
Here is what the ROH, soon to be WWE star had to say
Black on his decision to go the WWE
"I've spoken a lot to Evan Bourne and he has encouraged me to make the move.
"To be honest, and no disrespect meant, but it wasn't a hard decision to make. You have to want to test yourself against the best and WWE is the pinnacle of our industry.
"They were actually the last to make me an offer. I was renegotiating with ROH and TNA had made an offer, but when WWE came in it was no contest.
"I understand that I may have to sacrifice a little artistic integrity — and I don't know if I'll have to change my name — but I'm so excited about the challenge that lies ahead."
His thoughts on being considered a sell out
"There are a lot of true feelings in my character right now. I really do feel that sometimes fans ought to see the bigger picture.
"In the Ring of Honor the fans are perhaps the company's biggest asset and the biggest curse. They are passionate, knowledgeable, loyal — but they don't see that beyond ROH is another world."
Black in regards to how the WWE uses him
"If I knew exactly what I was doing I'd probably try to keep it from you, but the truth is I don't know.
"All I know is I will report to Tampa (WWE developmental territory FCW) and go from there.
"I wouldn't be averse to starting on NXT. I think it's a really great concept. It's a chance to get your character to stand out.
"I think Colt Cabana was unlucky that NXT wasn't around when he was in WWE, he would have been perfect for it."
To read the whole interview click here
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