Former Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black was recently interviewed by UK Paper, The Sun. Black revealed that he was renegotiating a deal with ROH, when he was offered contracts by the WWE & TNA. Evan Bourne convinced Black to join the WWE, and he turned down the TNA offer.
Black said, "To be honest, and no disrespect meant, but it wasn't a hard decision to make. You have to want to test yourself against 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 a no contest. I understand that I may have to sacrifice a little artistic integrity—and I don't know if I will have to change my name but I'm excited about the challenge that lays ahead."
"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 companies biggest asset and the biggest curse. They are passionate, knowledgeable, loyal but they don't see that beyond ROH is another world. 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 (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.
Can't wait to see this guy on the main roster. This is the beginning of the ROH era on the B/R. Though Black is gone, ROH has many other suitable replacements. Current Champion Roderick Strong is phenomenal. His feud with Homicide will be a classic.