ROH's Jimmy Jacobs Talks Working With Kevin Steen, Steen As Champ, ROH's Deal With Sinclair
|By Raj Giri||August 25, 2012 | Comments|
How he became aligned with Kevin Steen in ROH: "When I came back to Ring of Honor about a year ago, I was reform and we call it 'rehab', or 'Wrestling Rehab', me and Steve Corino; we shunned our evil ways. That's the line I walked for a while, but then after my match with Kevin Steen, when I stabbed him with a spike in the face, I realized maybe being nice just isn't for me. So, right now, Me, Kevin, and Steve Corino, are aligned and apparently, we're S.C.U.M."
Kevin Steen as ROH Champion: "In one manner of speaking, he's been referred to as the most unlikely Ring of Honor Champion and in a way that's true; in another way, he was almost the obvious choice to be the champ and he was the obvious guy who should be champion. We came back to New York City, and the place became unglued; it was electric, and it's been that way ever since. He should be champion and you should be there at the live shows and feel the electricity that I felt."
If the Sinclair Media deal has changed the audience at live shows: "Yes, a bit. It seems like there are some more kids then there used to be. There's also a certain fan base that have just picked up since we've been on Sinclair, so instead of these hardcore fans who are this underground internet following, you have some of these fans who know what they know cause they've seen it on TV, so they have a new perspective on things. I hadn't really been featured heavily at all on for like the first six to eight months and there are some of those people who no idea who I amů But it has turned out to be a positive thing I think."
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