The Prodigy on Ring of Honor, his company debut

Feb 24, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck


Ring Of Honor’s Mike Bennett was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (,,, & Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at, and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at

“The Prodigy” joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:

“The Prodigy” Mike Bennett/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio):

“The Prodigy” Mike Bennett/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes):

Interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:

How he broke into the wrestling business & which two ROH personalities were the most instrumental in pointing him in the direction of Ring of Honor: “I started wrestling about seven or eight years ago. Just like you see Bob Evans on TV, he started training me when I first started. He ran a school in Long Island, and I broke in with him. For the last seven or eight years, I’ve been in New England wrestling and trying to get my name out there, In that time, I made a connection with Kevin Kelly and formed a good relationship with him. He hooked me up with Jim Cornette and they told me to get the Ring of Honor camp in Philadelphia. I did that, one thing led to another, and they saw something in me.”

What he noticed about the ROH locker room that surprised him the most when he debuted with the company: “The biggest thing that surprised me was the overall passion & desire everyone in that locker room has. From top to bottom, it’s ridiculous how much respect these guys have, not only in their own matches, but for the company as a whole. They don’t go out there to make themselves look good, but they go out there to make their opponent look good and to make the company look as good as possible. It’s a team effort.”

Who he would like to square off with as part of his future in Ring of Honor: “I think (Steve) Corino would be there. Christopher Daniels definitely, because the guy has done anything & everything in the wrestling world. And Eddie Edwards, because I’ve known Eddie since he started. Him & I both come from Massachusetts, and I’ve know him for a long time. The way he’s progressed, going to Japan & coming back, and seeing the level of success he’s had is kind of nice. If I could follow that path, and if we could meet up, it would be kind of neat.”

Much is contained in “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett’s exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on how he has been mentally & physically preparing for Ring of Honor’s Ninth Anniversary weekend, whether or not he feels any pressure to perform & succeed, the biggest thing that he has learned thus far during his time in the world of honor, plus what lies ahead for his inevitable one-on-one showdown with Steve Corino. Follow “The Prodigy” right now on Twitter (at Log on to and place your order for ROH’s 9th Anniversary Show, airing live this Saturday night from Chicago’s Frontier Fieldhouse. For the latest breaking news & announcements in the world of Ring of Honor and to get the up-to-the-minute results during this Friday & Saturday night’s night’s events in Dayton & Chicago, be sure to follow Ring of Honor on Facebook (at, on Twitter (at, or head on over to

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