Ring of Honor star Rhett Titus sat down with Mike Buda of Top Rope Radio, which can be found on SportstownChicago.com, to discuss his former tag team partner Kenny King's controversial departure from the company, Kevin Steen's recent confrontation with two ringside fans, Ring of Honor's future and the status of All Night Express. Here are some of the highlights:
On Kenny King's departure: "I started my career in Ring of Honor, I trained there, I came up through Ring of Honor and I made my name through Ring of Honor. If I was ever presented with that opportunity, I would never want to leave ROH that way. No offense to Kenny or whatever happened there, but I'd want the proper send-off. I wouldn't want to burn my bridge going out and ROH has done a lot for me and I've done a lot for ROH as well. I would just like to go out on a high note instead of a low note and a big press release being written and everybody questioning me. It sucks for Kenny that he had to leave the way he did and he didn't have the proper send-off that all your other ROH stars that have moved on have gotten."
Kevin Steen's attack from Boiling Point: "The fans have the right to come to boo and cheer, hold their signs up, root for their favorite's and boo the guys they don't like. I don't know if the guy spit on Kevin Steen or pushed him or whatever, but that's just taking it a little too far. Us wrestlers are not some ballet guys or anything like that, we're fighters, we're athletes.
"Kevin Steen probably just went through the heat of battle with Eddie Kingston and his adrenaline was probably flowing and somebody just rubbed him the wrong way after giving all that in that match in the main event. I'm not really sure what the fan did because I didn't see it, but how can you blame the guy? I don't particularly like the guy, but when you have people touching you and crossing that line, you have to stand up for yourself and you've got to show everyone else in attendance and the people watching on iPPV that we're not to be taken lightly and we're serious athletes."
On promotions keeping talent happy: "If you've got guys at the bottom or at the top or somewhere in the mid-card who are unhappy, it will kind of trickle down through everybody. It's hard to keep everybody happy at the same time because there are different roles to be played in the company. Guys have to understand that for a better business they have to be put in certain roles.
"If you look back a few years to 2008 or 2009, I was featured very heavily on the under-card of ROH and even before that for years I was featured on the pre-show, but I knew my spot and I was happy to have that spot and I always stayed positive. Guys in other promotions shouldn't be unhappy that they don't have a bigger spot, they should be happy that they do have a spot because out of all the professional wrestlers in the world, they're one of the chosen few to be in one of the chosen few companies."