ROH TV Champion Marty Scurll recently spoke with ESPN.com to promote this weekend’s Manhattan Mayhem event as well as the 15th Anniversary show. During the interview, was asked about his experience with Ring of Honor thus far. He noted that the whole concept of ROH is super exciting because of the new fan base of wrestling fans who have no idea who he is, which is why he thinks it’s so good for him to be on a bigger platform like ROH. He noted that when he first came up with the character, it was still in the early stages while competing in the UK while now it’s a polished character and that fans in America can see him, which makes people wonder who he is. He said that he is wrestling the best wrestlers in the world in a wide range of places. He brought up wrestling in New York against Sonjay Dutt then going to Las Vegas. “What is really fun about Ring of Honor is that I came in and won the Ring of Honor TV title, but I feel like we’ve just kind of scratched the surface with the kind of different characters, the amount of opportunities that I can have there and directions I can go in. I told Ring of Honor when I signed, I’m coming to help Ring of Honor more than I am to help myself. I want this company to grow, and I’m going to help it do so.” He added that he is going to make the ROH product better and hopes that the whole world wants to see it and if you don’t watch it then you are missing out.
Scurll explained why his character is so compelling and different for fans that might just watch WWE or televised wrestling. He noted that he is the antagonist and feels like he probably has more of a connection with his fans than the majority of the wrestlers. “At end of the day, I think people buy me. I think people think I’m organic, I’m authentic. And the messages I spread and choose to tell, I think most people agree with me. You look at the normal wrestling fans, they might be a little bit out there themselves. They probably have a chip on their shoulder like I do. In this wrestling and entertainment stuff, we’re all a bit different. I feel like my character, in particular, I think a lot of fans see themselves in it.” He said that they don’t see themselves as good guys but has a common connection with the guy that everyone dislikes. He added that he is an outlaw which makes people relates to him.
You can read the entire interview here.