Prince Nana reflects on the creation of The Embassy in Ring of Honor

Prince Nana looks back at the creation of The Embassy faction that was consistently spotlighted in Ring of Honor

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Prince Nana looks back on the formation of The Embassy.

‘The Embassy’ faction that was formed in Ring of Honor was led by Prince Nana and throughout the group’s existence, the likes of the late Jimmy Rave and Xavier, WWE’s T-BAR, Alex Shelley, Mia Yim, Cesaro and Tommaso Ciampa represented the group.

Prince Nana recently appeared on Busted Open Radio with Dave LaGreca and he spoke about the history of Ring of Honor and what the company means to him. He detailed the formation of ‘The Embassy’ and recounted when Gabe Sapolsky first approached him and asked what the name of his faction would be.

The day I came up with The Embassy gimmick or the day that I knew would be managing on a full-time basis, I remember before going through the curtain with Xavier and Gabe [Sapolsky] running up to me and saying, you know, and he knew I was really good with the creative stuff, you know? I was into doing that. He ran up to me and he was like, ‘Hey Nana, what do you think we should call your faction?’ And I had just been playing around with this in my head for the longest time and I was like, ‘The Embassy’ and he was like, ‘All right. Bobby, this is what it is’ and when Bobby [Cruise] announced it, it just sounded so beautiful. You know, it just sounded so beautiful and especially in relation to me being part of the Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana, West Africa which a lot of people try to question but you know, if you ask me the question, I’m gonna give you the answer so yeah, that’s where ‘The Embassy’ comes from.

Nana was featured on an episode of AEW Dark: Elevation in December at the company’s UBS Arena show. He managed Mike Verna and Anthony Gangone in their match against Santana and Ortiz.

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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