Shane Taylor will be a part of history when he takes on Kenny King in a Fight Without Honor at the company’s Final Battle pay-per-view. It will be the last ROH show before they take a lengthy hiatus. The future of the company is uncertain.
Taylor recently appeared on Busted Open Radio where he talked about what might have been if the company had seen things differently. He said they failed to market or promote his Shane Taylor Promotions stable at first. Shane said he’s proud to have turned it around and proven them wrong.
“No, not at all. For a lot of the reasons that you stated previously, right? We are a strong black proud group, we are for everyone, this isn’t saying we are anti anybody, because we are not. We are for everyone.
But we aren’t for everybody. There are people who are going to hear what I say and the things that I talk about and take them as a negative, instead of a positive. There’s a lot of people who did that when this first started.
They didn’t want to market it, they didn’t want to promote it. They hated the idea, they thought it was bad for the company. This is not rumor, this is not hearsay, this is what I was told. Two years later, we have turned that around.”
Shane Taylor’s stable currently hold the ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Kaun, Moses, and O’Shay Edwards will defend against The Righteous (Vincent, Dutch, and Bateman) at the pay-per-view. While ROH may have dragged their feet on the group, they will get the last laugh with strong representation at the company’s farewell show.
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Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription!