Source: Sports Illustrated
ACH was a guest on the Five Questions With… segment of Sports Illustrated. During the interview, ACH spoke about his relationship with Ring of Honor, wrestling in New Japan Pro Wrestling and more. You can read some of the highlights below.
"I went to Ring of Honor and we discussed the future plans. The internet reported that there was bad blood, but there is no bad blood. I love everyone in the office, from Greg Gilleland to Joe Koff to Kevin Kelly. They all watched me grow in the business for the past four-and-a-half years. They stuck with me through a lot of my bad times. A lot of people don't realize the issue with me missing my flight had nothing to do with what was being reported. I learned from that situation. Even when I'm not at fault, I still need to be in control."
Possibility of wrestling full time in New Japan Pro Wrestling:
"Yes, and I'd love to go one-on-one in New Japan with Rocky Romero. A lot of people don't appreciate how great of a wrestler Rocky is, and his locker room leadership makes him even more special. For example, Rocky pulled me aside during my previous tour and looked out for me, and I'll thank him forever for that. There are tons of guys, especially in the Juniors division, I'd love to work with, including Kamaitachi since his comeback. My confidence is through the roof and I'm ready to step in the ring and make some magic with anybody."
What future holds for him:
"I couldn't tell you right off the bat what the future holds for me. That's the most exciting part of the new journey I just began. In my life, in my career, I feel like I'm in control. A couple of months ago, I didn't feel like that. To say I'm in control of whatever happens in the future makes me feel confident that I can make the right decisions for myself. In life, sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith. It is hard to do that when you get comfortable, and I think I got to a point in Ring of Honor where I felt comfortable. Ring of Honor treated me so well and I'm truly blessed for it, but I got comfortable there. Now I feel like I'm in control of my destiny."
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