Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion Jay Briscoe joined CBS Radio DC's Chad Dukes Wrestling Show to promote Ring of Honor Wrestling, their Winter Warrior Tour featuring Alberto El Patron, as well as their 13th Anniversary PPV on March 1st from Las Vegas.
During the interview, Briscoe talked about his gruesome shoulder injury from 2013, Alberto El Patron's debut with Ring of Honor, wrestling competition in 2015, the energy at a Ring of Honor Live Show, the successes of ROH talent in NXT, and CM Punk's move to UFC. Below are some highlights, you can check out the full interview by clicking here.
His gruesome shoulder injury in 2013:
It was pretty nasty, man. They said they could have did surgery for it and drove a screw down screwed the shoulder bone back into my arm but they said I would have been out for a while. So I just kinda let it heal on its own and now I guess it's gonna be popped up like this until I get it taken care of. It's not too bad I've learned to live with it.
The success of ROH and Independent stars in NXT:
I think it's awesome. You see people like Claudio (Cesaro) on TV, I mean that's my friend, I'm watching my friend succeed on TV, it's cool being able to watch that. All the guys now in NXT seems like they're just blowing up. It just shows that what we're doing here in Ring of Honor, it's almost like a proving ground. If you can do your thing and you can succeed here, it pretty much proves that you can handle it, you've got what it takes.
Punk's my boy and he's a determined dude if he puts his mind to something. I wish him all the luck in the world and I think he's gonna surprise some people, man.
Source: Chad Dukes Wrestling Show
Craig Anderson contributed to this article.