Chris Hero joined James Kee and Dustin Perie on the SmashCast ahead of his big fight on Saturday, June 6 in Toronto, Canada for Smash Wrestling. The charity event’s proceeds will go to ALS Canada in addition to Chris Hero competing in a two hours plus gauntlet match on Sunday, June 7 with all donations going to the same cause. He spoke about the ROH and TNA on Destination America, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens in the WWE, his 93 minute match with CM Punk, and his encounters with Lance Storm, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe at Smash Wrestling. Here are some highlights:
On ROH & TNA both airing on Destination America:
“I saw a banner that said, was it June 3rd, Ring Of Honor on Destination America and I’m like, “Wow, that’s next week!” Good for Ring Of Honor.
They (TNA) got so many talented guys over there and just TNA being in business and thriving is good for everybody in wrestling. So they’ve survived this long, hopefully they’ve got something in place to go from here. But I’m very happy for Ring Of Honor. This will be some really good exposure for them and the main thing I’m curious to see is how their ratings will stack up against the ratings that TNA was doing on that same channel. It will be interesting.”
On Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens being on WWE TV:
“Very unpredictable the way things have unfolded for both Samoa Joe and for Kevin Steen. Man, I think him showing up on RAW was amazing, and not just him showing up but completely obliterating John Cena, the face of the WWE correct. So, it’s fun, it’s exciting man, you never know what can happen. You don’t know if Samoa Joe is gonna turn up or…he’s keeping his name, that’s pretty cool! He’s himself, you know, this commodity he’s created for himself over the years that’s it, he’s there. Who knows what’s possible!”