This week on the Battleground podcast, Mike Bennett was on the show to talk about his return to Ring Of Honor, his recent WWE run, Pat Patterson, wrestling Nick Aldis for the NWA Championship, reuniting with Matt Taven, would he go back to WWE and much more.
Mike Bennett was asked “Knowing what you know now and you had to go back, do you think you would have still left Ring of Honor but not gone to WWE, or do you think you would have stayed?” Bennett responded: “I did say I never should have left. Professionally I think leaving Ring of Honor was the worst move that I ever made. Personally, it was by far the best because within those five years, I got sober. I had two children and I bought a house. I grew as a man. I grew as a husband. I grew as a father. I can’t sit there and say it was a bad decision because I became a better person. I don’t want to downplay that. Professionally, besides my run in Impact which I loved, my run in WWE was a dud. It sucked. It wasn’t very good. I didn’t do very much. It won’t be memorable. So from a career standpoint, leaving Ring of Honor was the worst decision because when I went back last time, I just remembered being there and looking around the locker room and seeing guys like Jay Lethal, The Briscoes, Dalton Castle and Taven and all these people that were there when I left, and thought, this is family. Why did I leave home? This is ok. I can make a living here and I can have fun here. I can be happy. This is a place I can bring my kids and they can meet people that I love. I love The Briscoes as brothers. This is where I want to be. I probably shouldn’t have left, but, hindsight is 20/20. It’s a double edge sword because professionally I shouldn’t have left, but personally, I can’t take back the fact that I don’t want to throw away how much I grew as a human. It’s a mixed bag of emotions.”
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