Shane Taylor recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Perspective podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the ROH star spoke about the pros and cons of “The Forbidden Door,” a name given to the working relationships that have been established between AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, ROH, NJPW and other promotions.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he touches on this topic with his thoughts.
“Some of the pros is you get these dream matchups that fans had been wanting to happen and wanting to see for years. Talent wise, it would be absolutely dope to go out there and compete against some of the very best in the world. The problem with pro wrestling sometimes is pro wrestling itself. There’s just so many egos, so much politics, and so much bullsh*t behind it.
A lot of the partnerships that ROH has had over the years, while great for the people that we were partnered with, doesn’t necessarily benefit Ring of Honor in the long run. It’s like, what do you do? Either you forge through and go through the bullsh*t until you see the other side, or you try it and maybe repeat the same mistakes. Well then you’re right back to where you were if it doesn’t work out which negates all the hard work we’ve done to push forward this far. It’s almost a Catch-22 feeling because doing that right now is the popular thing, it’s the hot thing, and you’re getting a lot of these great matches that people thought they would never see, which is fantastic.
But if it doesn’t help your company in the long run, if it doesn’t build up your stars, if once those guys leave, you don’t have anybody else there to say, ‘Hey, we’re now going to carry this company’, what do you do? It would be absolutely dope to be in a position where it benefits all parties involved, and if that could be figured out, I’m all onboard. If not, I’m cool doing what we’re doing. I have faith in our roster that we can just go out there and absolutely tear it down every single night.”
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