Marty Scurll Talks His Goals For ROH & His Relationship With NJPW
Photo Credit: Bill Pritchard
It didn’t take too long for Marty Scurll to make an influence in Ring Of Honor as after only a year in being with the promotion, re-signed a deal to become the company’s head booker. Scurll was interviewed by WrestleTalk‘s Louis Dangoor and gave some perspective as to what his goals are for ROH.
“ROH’s tagline for many years has been ‘the best wrestling on the planet’ and my aim is to make sure we live up to that. The company really does have some of the best talent in the world, such an array of big characters, and my aim is to get them on that platform where the world can see them. I love the concept of focusing on ROH’s fundamentals, building on Honor, respect and in ring competition, and most importantly, amazing wrestling. That’s why I brought back the Pure Title for one example. We also have an advantage of working with NWA, NJPW and CMLL, meaning we can promote many dream matches and scenarios, which many other companies don’t.”
Scurll also talks about making that decision to sign with ROH instead of joining up with his good friends in All Elite Wrestling.
“I’m sure most expected me to go to AEW, and of course, Matt & Nick (The Young Bucks) are two of my best friends in the whole entire world. I love them and I love what they are doing. I’m very proud of them. When it came to my decision though, I, like them, had my own vision, my own dreams, and the opportunity to create a promotion in my own vision was something I always wanted and couldn’t turn down. I’ve been wrestling for a long time and it was time to do something new and set a new challenge for myself. ROH have always been amazing to me, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be more involved. They have the trust in me, and it really gives me the chance to be creative, which I’ve always enjoyed more than anything. I have great relationships with Tony, Cody and Kenny, and it’s cool that we’re all doing our own things and making a splash in the wrestling world”
The subject of New Japan gets brought up and Scurll talks about his relationship with them has always been positive and wanted to be certain that ROH made the most of such.
“I’ve always had an awesome relationship with New Japan. One of my first acts in my new role was to make sure we worked with New Japan more, and, why not? They have some of the best talent in the world. I love working for them, and working with them has been exciting, meaning I’ve been able to put together some mouth-watering cards, much like Supercard of Honor which was set for April. Then, we have Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita and Rocky Romero booked for the Pure Tournament. Not forgetting the War of the Worlds tour we had booked for May featuring many New Japan talent. At the end of the day, the fans win, being able to see many first time matches and talent they maybe haven’t seen before. It’s certainly an exciting future.”
(Transcription credit should go to WrestleTalk)