Marty Scurll addresses his role in ROH, says his main goal is to bring companies together

Marty Scurll opens up about his new role in Ring of Honor and what his goals are as he embarks on his new journey as the lead booker of the company.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the ‘Behind The Gorilla’ podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

It has been well over a month since it was first reported by PWInsider that former ROH World Television Champion Marty Scurll re-signed with Ring of Honor and was taking on the role of lead booker within the company. Along with his behind-the-scenes role, Scurll is still consistently performing in the ring for Ring of Honor, he appeared during New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s ‘New Beginning USA’ tour and alerted the fans in attendance that he will be back in New Japan. Also, Marty is working with the National Wrestling Alliance and he’ll be taking on Nick Aldis for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at the Crockett Cup event on April 19th.

While at the Crockett Cup press conference in Atlanta, Scurll joined the Behind The Gorilla podcast and Marty was candid about his new role in ROH. He stated that one of his main goals is to bring companies together and that is exampled by ROH talents beginning to appear on NWA Powerrr and the lineup that has been announced thus far for Supercard Of Honor in April.

“Well yeah, that’s one of the things that I wanted to do for Ring of Honor was help build these relationships with other companies that… in professional wrestling now where there’s a lot of big companies and it seems like they’re all competing with each other, it’s kind of like, ‘Well, why can’t we work together?’ If you got two great companies, rather than go head-to-head, let’s work together and at the end of the day, that’s gonna be the best business for everyone but most importantly the fans. I see it all the time that fans are so interested in cross-promotional stuff like, ‘Ah, it’d be a dream match if this guy from Ring of Honor could face this guy from NWA’ or whatever it may be. If that’s what the fans want, then let’s give it to them. Why not? I’ve got many friends in the business. ‘Okay guys, let’s work together’ and I think that’s my aim in professional wrestling right now is helping these companies work together so the fans can get the absolute best product they deserve.”

With his new position, Scurll admitted that his life has been a bit of a frenzy since he took on the role. He said that it’s no longer just about “The Villain” and he’s essentially leading the creative of a wrestling company. Scurll made it clear that it can be stressful at times but he’s enjoying the ride and always wanted to be in a position like the one he’s in now.

“Sure, I mean it’s been a real juxtaposition in my life because I’ve gone from wrestling for the past 15, 16 years to this new role where I’m essentially running a wrestling company so, during the week when I used to try and work out and go out, now I’m working 24 hours a day so, it’s a lot different but it’s very rewarding because now my main purpose or my main priority is not necessarily to myself, but it’s this company. So, you know, I’ve always been well at self promotion and everything else, getting myself out there and now I’ve got to try and do the same for Ring of Honor which is way bigger an operation [than] just The Villain Marty Scurll so no, it’s a lot of hard work, it’s stressful but it’s a good stress and it’s very rewarding and it’s really cool to see the cool things that we can achieve and surprising the fans and it’s exciting. I’ve always wanted to kind of go into a role like this and here I am now so, it’s super exciting for me. I’ve done a lot in professional wrestling. Its been mentioned — I’ve been all over the world. Now I have new aims and goals with the new position in Ring of Honor.”

 

Along with his upcoming NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship match, Marty will be in action at ‘Bound By Honor’ on February 28th. He and Flip Gordon are challenging Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham for the ROH World Tag Titles at 18th Anniversary and Marty will also be clashing with former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White at Supercard Of Honor.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit the ‘Behind The Gorilla’ podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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