Jonathan Gresham became one of the best things about ROH over the past two years. He eventually became the ROH World Champion right before the company went on hiatus. He also doesn’t interact with fans anymore for a valid reason.
Jonathan Gresham defended the ROH World Championship against Claudio Castagnoli. In the end, Claudio would beat Gresham for the title. Things were not well before that at all.
Gresham has also developed a reputation for being unprofessional and unlikable as of late. While speaking with WrestlePurists that aired prior to him asking for his AEW/Ring of Honor release, Gresham explained why he doesn’t interact with fans anymore.
“I got out of interacting with the fans a few years back because I realized they just want to spew whatever they believe as the gospel. The stats on Wikipedia, they take as the gospel. But the thing is, that Wikipedia could’ve been made seven years ago. Since then, of course, the person probably didn’t grow in height. But his weight has changed. Also, I’ve never been embarrassed by my size. So when wrestling promoters are like ‘What’s your height?’, I was like. ‘5’4”.’ They’re like ‘You want me to say 5’7″?’ I say ‘Nah, 5’4.”‘
“I hear this thing a lot that I’m smaller than Rey Mysterio. I can assure you, I’ve met the man on three occasions. We are the exact same height. But for some reason, for some reason, I am 4’9 or whatever the f*ck. My mom is 4’10” and I can see on top of her head. It’s just ridiculous that people want to believe. My Wikipedia might say I weigh 160 something, but I literally almost weighed 200 lbs a few months back. I’m literally at 180 something right now.”
Gresham is also no longer part of AEW and ROH plans. It is likely Gresham will be taking a break from pro wrestling for a while now. We will keep you updated on his pro wrestling status.
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