Eddie Edwards Talks ROH Title Victory & Responsibility Of Being Champion
Source: Monday Night MayhemNew Ring of Honor World Champion Eddie Edwards was one of the featured guests on this week's live edition of Monday Night Mayhem. Here are some interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem's official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:
His reaction on becoming the new ROH World Champion after defeating Roderick Strong at Ring of Honor's "Manhattan Mayhem IV" this past Saturday night in New York City & why he describes that moment as "a surreal feeling": "It's still sinking in now. I'm still getting text messages & calls. When I heard that three count, and just to see that crowd, and hear & feel what was going on. People are saying that the building was vibrating, and it's crazy to think about that it was something that involved me. It was a surreal feeling, and it still is."
His feelings on being Ring of Honor's biggest social media story ever: the first Ring of Honor talent currently working in ROH to be trending worldwide on Twitter: "I know trending is a good thing. I don't have a Twitter, so when (Dave) Lagana told me I was trending, I know it's a good thing. It is an honor, especially with everything going on in the world today, and to be the first one on the roster, that's always quite the accomplishment. I'm proud of not just myself, but for Ring of Honor as a product & the company."
With the challenges & challengers already lining up at Edwards' door, why he believes that he is ready for the responsibility that comes with being the ROH World Champion: "I am ready. Being put in a situation to wrestle for the championship, if you come out on top, you have a lot of responsibility, considering the guys who had the championship in the past. I have to do this thing right and prove that I'm worthy of it. I'll defend this seven days a week and twice on Sunday if need be. I just have to go out there and be ready for anything."
Why it is his mission statement to represent ROH well as its World Champion & to show why Ring of Honor is "the best wrestling in America": "It's an enormous challenge with a company like Ring of Honor, and now for me to be champion and representing the company the way I am, it's a huge challenge. I know I have to go out there and perform the best, I have to be the best on each & every show, and it's not at just Ring of Honor. It's at every place that I go. I'm representing Ring of Honor. I need to show what I can do and and show people not only why I'm the champion, but why Ring of Honor is the best wrestling in America."
Much more is contained in Eddie's exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts & comments on the biggest compliments he has received in the days after winning the ROH World Title, how he is preparing for his first title defense against "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels & his Dream Tag Team Match (with Davey Richards) vs. Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) at "Honor Takes Center Stage" next weekend in Atlanta. You can check out the entire episode at MondayNightMayhem.com.