Chris Hero talks ROH TV situation, contact with WWE/TNA, more
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One-half of the Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions Chris Hero joined “RBR:Weekly Wrestling Talk” on Saturday night and addressed numerous topics, including the end of ROH on television for the time being and if he has been in contact with WWE or TNA lately.
On ROH’s television deal with HD-Net ending: “ROH on HD-Net gave us a polish we didn’t have before. We’re used to shorter shows, we’re used to backstage promos and the whole TV atmosphere. It was really incredible to work with HD-Net… I don’t think most of us would be quite where we were if we didn’t have that experience.”
On contact with WWE or TNA: “People bury WWE all the time, but they have so many talented guys. They have all the resources. I’d like nothing more for all of them to succeed. As far as individual contact, no. Claudio and I are both under Ring of Honor contracts, and that states we wrestle for Ring of Honor on television and iPPV, so we do not have any contact as far as that goes. But you never know what is going to happen in wrestling. You never say never.”
On his match against Kenta in Germany announced on his Twitter earlier this week: “It’s a rematch from a singles we had in Philadelphia for ROH on HD-Net. It’s going to be a little bit of a different dynamic as I’ve made my home in WXW Germany since 2002 and they have, bar none, the most electric crowd I’ve ever performed in front of. They see me as a home town wrestler even though I’m American, so it’s going to be an amazing environment.”
On teaming with Claudio Castagnoli: “In the last couple of years, tag team wrestling as a whole all across the board has kind of fallen, and it’s because I think wrestling has become more individualist, more of ‘Wrestler A vs. Wrestler B’ in a match of the year candidate. Thus, we have more singles wrestlers and we have very few guys who are going to commit to a tag team just because it’s easier for guys to get booked by themselves… When Claudio and I got back together, it’s been about a year and a half now, we wanted to maintain our individualities but at the same time not be seen as ‘Wrestler A and Wrestler B’ teaming up. We wanted to be seen as Kings of Wrestling… There were a couple of people who wanted us to wrestle each other, but we wanted to stray away from that for the time being. Why mess up a good thing when you have it going?”
To listen to the full interview, visit http://rbrwrestling.com