Ring of Honor Television Champion Silas Young spoke about winning the ROH television title while battling addiction in a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.
“There are certain situations in life that are character-building, and I feel like that was one of those moments in my life,” Young said about battling a heroin addiction.
“Sometimes, the battles with yourself are the hardest battles, and that goes for a lot of people. Our own worst enemies are often ourselves, so it takes a lot of mental checking-in-with-yourself–almost giving yourself a daily mental pep talk–because our biggest opponent is our self.”
Young spoke about his son’s reaction to his championship victory.
“My son, who just turned nine years old, was running around the house with the belt,” said Young. “Then my wife and I celebrated over breakfast.”
Young also discussed the kind of champ he wants to be.
“I want to take this title and run with it,” Young said. “It’s a hard task to accomplish, but I want to raise the Ring of Honor World Television title and elevate it higher than it’s ever been. I also want to live up to it; what the title means, the standards former champions have set, and surpass it. I’m up for the challenge.”
Ring of Honor Signs Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor has inked an exclusive deal with Ring of Honor, who have been making a strong push to lock in talent for 2019, following the departure of a number of big names from working with their promotion.
Taylor joins the likes of Jeff Cobb, Brody King, and PCO who all recently joined the promotion.
Taylor first wrestled for ROH back in 2014, and he recently announced his new deal.
Incredibly excited to announce that I’ve officially agreed to terms on an EXCLUSIVE contract with @ringofhonor for 2019!! Trust and believe I’m going to continue to #ShatterTheGlassCeiling & show why I’m #TheREALBreakoutStar in ROH!! pic.twitter.com/MONuY5UQaY— Shane Taylor (@shane216taylor) December 24, 2018
Mark Haskins Signs with Ring of Honor
Ring of Honor has just hauled in a promising independent wrestler from the United Kingdom, Mark Haskins.
Haskins officially announced his signing with ROH on his social media accounts.
Dalton Castle Discusses WWE Rumors
Former Ring Of Honor (ROH) World Heavyweight Champion Dalton Castle has been linked to a move to WWE in recent rumors, with 2019 on the horizon and WWE looking to make some big splashes to ring in the new year.
Castle addressed those rumors during an interview with Bill Apter on his Apter Chat podcast.
“Of course I heard those rumors, who wouldn’t be interested in Dalton Castle? I think about them a lot” Castle stated when asked about a potential WWE offer.
“What do you want, do you want me to go there? It’s a big world out there.”
“I don’t know what to say to you Bill, you want the scoop? I shouldn’t be telling you this. This is between you and me. I got a lucrative offer from WCW…and I’m thinking about taking it.”
You can watch the interview below:
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