Amy Rose Says Ring Of Honor Invested In Her, Would Welcome The Chance To Wrestle More
Ring Of Honor’s Amy Rose recently spoke with Andrew Thompson for POST Wrestling and talked about her decision to re-sign with the company, as well as if she plans on working as an in-ring performer more often.
Amy Rose says the decision to return to ROH came down to the company doing right by talent through the pandemic and the family atmosphere in the locker room.
“The reason I decided to go back to Ring of Honor, stay with the company is because honestly, they are taking care of all of us. Throughout this entire pandemic, I would say there’s maybe nine months where I couldn’t be at the events. So all of my input was through social media, making content for the fans on [ROH] Week By Week and throughout that entire process, Ring of Honor continued to pay me and my colleagues and to me, that spoke volumes. That meant a lot to me that they were willing to take care of us and help us throughout these tough times. There’s a lot of companies that I’ve seen that weren’t as kind, let people go during these tough times and that’s what really helped me make that decision to say, ‘Alright, you guys invested in me. Now, I do have the opportunity to come back and be at the shows. I’m gonna give 110 percent there.’”
“The other reason that I decided to stay with Ring of Honor is because I feel like they’re my family. I’ve been there for a very long time now. I started 2017, like you said, ringing the bell and I’ve never looked back. I’ve been grinding it out, went through the dojo system and these are my family members. These are the people that I spend so much time with, so for me it was really an easy choice.”
While she’s primarily appeared as a manager, Amy says she’d love the chance to wrestle more once the ROH Women’s Division is relaunched.
“So I think for me, I really enjoy all aspects of wrestling. I love being ringside as a manager, I love helping the guys come together, come up with plans, make everything come through, and I love just to be able to be part of the match. Not necessarily being in the match, to me, is really special. I like to tell a story, so for me that is always really cool. But, I will say after so much time in the Ring of Honor dojo, all the drills I did, all the matches I’d had, all the times where I got my butt beat, I definitely would love the opportunity to step into the ring and represent for the women’s division in Ring of Honor, and I’m hoping and I’m praying that just like the Pure division, the women’s division gets a reboot as well and we get to bring in there some new ladies and hopefully get time for that Women of Honor Championship.”
Amy is aware of the ups and downs of ROH’s Women’s Division (previously ‘Women Of Honor’) and said despite those setbacks in losing talent, she believes we’ll see a new focus on the women once they return. She cited the opportunities for new talent to come in, but also pointed to veterans like Sumie Sakai, Mandy Leon and Angelina Love as names to watch for, adding that Maria Kanellis is also giving people a platform with ROH The Experience.