PCO re-signed with ROH in December. He has spoken with numerous media outlets since about why he decided to stay with Ring of Honor. In the below video we break down what he’s said and look at the future of ROH now that they have locked up their World Champion and inked Marty Scurll to a new deal.
PCO Discusses Re-Signing With Ring of Honor
The full interview can be read here.
“I think to go to a big company, be the Champion, be something big. It’s already done. It’s already there. I think to become Champion with the company itself and being the Champion and then help the company make it as big as WWE. I think that’s a very challenging goal.”
PCO also discussed negotiating with other companies:
“I had talks with three companies before I decided to sign with Ring of Honor, they flew me to Baltimore, they showed me what Sinclair broadcast group was like, 217 TV stations, the businesses that they own, the money that they were ready to inject into Ring Of Honor. When they did the 17th-anniversary show in Las Vegas, they showed they have been going around for 17 years.”
“Maybe before they didn’t want to be underwater, didn’t want to compete with the number one company in the world but I felt that, when I had my meeting with them, I felt that we really wanted to go big, to become like something like WWE, and in my dream, when I wanted to become Hulk Hogan, I wanted to help pop the territory, take it and make it explode. That’s why I decided to go with Ring Of Honor.”
PCO on the ROH Locker Room
“Sometimes I feel like a rookie around the younger ROH superstars. I am the one who is watching matches, seeing them stacking moves and not selling as much as we used to. They don’t really use the same terms that we used to. Real old-timers like Mad Dog Vachon I am sure are turning in their graves if they are seeing what is going on in the wrestling business these days. I am not against what is happening but sometimes I think the storytelling is different and the younger guys could use the knowledge of the people that have paved the way for them. It would help the product and the business,” said PCO.“I get along with all of my partners in Villain Enterprises but I know that Marty [Scurll]’s New Year’s resolution was to become ROH World Champion so hopefully he won’t turn his back on me but it is hard to predict,” said a wary PCO.
PCO On His Career Resurgence
“I thought it was pretty much over. I didn’t think I was going to wrestle again. At that time, I didn’t see any kind of opening or even a little bit of hope even though that burning desire was still very strong. And I still believed in myself, that I am still valuable and could become the next big thing in the business,” he recalled.