Ring of Honor star Marty Scurll recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of SI.com about various topics. During the interview, he was asked about his “The Villain” character. He said that wrestling has been built for many years as the good guy versus the bad guy. He pointed out that he is ‘The Villain,’ and he is not defined by fans whether they like or dislike him as he is obsessed with cheating. “I’m a man who will do anything it takes to win the match. I am sick—people chant ‘Sick!’ at me. I am malicious, I am vindictive—that’s just the way I am. I spent my whole life getting knocked back, getting treated like crap, and now everyone wonders why I’m an a–hole.” He noted that what you see is what you get and that he has a chip on his shoulder as he is here to prove to everyone that he is the best wrestler in the world and that he can revolutionize this business.
Scurll brought up that he was influenced by Daniel Bryan early on in his career. “‘The Villain’ doesn’t really have any heroes, as such, but as someone, I looked up to more than anyone else and was influenced by, it was the ‘American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson. Daniel Bryan is the reason I wanted to come to Ring of Honor.” He said that he watched Bryan while in was in ROH and saw the body of his work, which he was in awe of. He thinks that Bryan is the best wrestler of all time and that he wanted to follow in his footsteps in order to become the best wrestler in the world and the best wrestler of all time. “People might laugh at that, but I believe I can do it, and that’s why I’ve come to Ring of Honor.”
You can read the entire interview here.