You realize, as time goes on, there is a certain expectation now in 2018 where fans want to see cool, exciting, hard-hitting sports entertainment or hard-hitting pro wrestling, and there are ways to give them that without necessarily putting yourself in the hospital that night or not being able to move the next morning.
Matt Hardy came into ROH with open arms. Matt came into ROH ready to learn.
For me, travel is one of the biggest perks of pro wrestling. You get to see the world on somebody else's dime.
I had been wrestling with a fracture in my elbow and a slight tear in my triceps for quite some time, but it was continuing to get worse. As I worked through it, I ended up dislocating my shoulder and tearing my labrum. All of these injuries were on the same arm, so things like working out or even sleeping became increasingly difficult.
I think the rating system is a way to open more discussion with wrestling fans about matches. To me, it's just another outlet to voice their opinions, so that's why I think they are so passionate about it.
I've said this before, and I'll say this again: NXT is like a rock concert, roller coaster ride.
Shawn Michaels, to me and to so many people, is just the greatest in-ring performer of all time.
I was a 19 year old kid; I was 170 lbs soaking wet. I didn't have an identity. I didn't have a look. I didn't have the proper gear. I was just a young guy trying to be a wrestler. So, to be honest, WWE didn't even give me a second look.
I am stoked to go over to Japan and experience that culture.
When you say the word 'undisputed,' what do you think of? You think of something that is untouchable, undeniable. Myself, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O'Reilly are all of those things.
There are people who are unsure, and maybe their minds can be changed based on someone's work and accomplishments. Those people are the ones I'm interested in having stay tuned and watching for the rest of my career.
The first time I won the Ring of Honor World Championship, I was a kid - I was 23 years old.
Ring of Honor has always been a company that focuses on youths and being a true alternative.