Marty Scurll was recently interviewed by Channel Guide Magazine about his run in Ring of Honor, a potential future in WWE, and more. Here are the highlights:
What it’s like being a regular performer in the United States with ROH:
“Being on TV regularly has been a really great platform for me. I created “The Villain” persona with TV in mind. I get recognized a lot more now, nearly daily! That all started after debuting with ROH. It’s a great place and it’s exciting for both parties (myself and ROH) to help each other grow. It’s really cool for me to show U.S. crowds things they’ve never seen before. I try to be as different as I can be, but even just being me, being British, helps me stand out. They find it hilarious that I call people ‘numpties.’ I’ve been doing that my whole life!”
How far in advance he knew he’d be joining Bullet Club:
“I only knew a few weeks out. It was a natural fit with myself just about to debut for New Japan, and I had been spending a lot of time with the Young Bucks, who are two of my best friends in the business. I was nervous, but I also love new challenges. My mindset was how can I add to this group? How can I make it better? Rather than what can it do for me. I loved the angle we did for it. That was all down to myself, the Bucks and Kenny. We came up with it all. I wish every PPV we do could end on an amazing cliffhanger. We made Bullet Club the number one trend in the world for a short period. That’s bad ass. That’s what every PPV should aim to do.”
The wrestlers who have inspired him:
“I love Roddy Piper. Terry Funk, Brian Pillman. Those guys made you believe. They were dangerous. Unpredictable. Some of my biggest influences.”
His future plans and if he could succeed in WWE:
“Right now, I love what I’m doing. I want to conquer ROH and New Japan. I want to continue to push the boundaries and break the mold of what a wrestler without the machine behind them can do. There’s a group of us like minded in that sense, the Bucks, Kenny, Cody, Page etc. In terms of ‘The Villain’ and WWE, I’m pretty sure if they saw opportunity in me to make money, I’m sure they’d let me have a lot of creative freedom. But who knows if they do. I do see a lot of Villain shirts on their programming though. I would love to pick the brain of Vince McMahon. ‘The Villain’ and the ‘Evil Genius’ discussing the business over a steak dinner sounds divine.”
For the full interview with Marty Scurll, check out Channel Guide Magazine.
Also check out who Scurll would like to bring out of retirement to wrestle.