The current, reigning, and defending Ring of Honor World Champion, “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen, was one of the featured guests on this week’s edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can now feel The Mayhem every week only on the WrestleView Radio Network.
Kevin joined The Big Mosh and “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for a Monday Night Mayhem worldwide exclusive interview, which is now available for download on the WrestleView Radio Network:
Interview highlights courtesy of Kahlil Thomas, MNM’s associate producer and official correspondent:
Why winning the Ring of Honor World Title was his primary goal when entering the company and his own personal experience of being the ROH World Champion over the past five months: “Winning the Ring of Honor World Title has always been a dream of mine, from the moment I started in the company in 2007 and even before that, when I had a few matches here in 2005. I wasn’t put on the regular roster at the time, and it took me a while to get here until 2007, when I was put on the regular roster. That was already a big accomplishment. Then, and in my mind, my goal was to win the ROH World Title. Achieving that (winning the Ring of Honor World Title) is a great accomplishment and something I will always back upon fondly when my career is over, but to be brutally honest, I wanted to win that title because it would help me kill this company. It’s not the same since Jim Cornette took over. I love Ring of Honor, and I don’t want to see it in the state that it is in now, so I figure why not put it out of its misery.”
His thoughts on his new two title defenses: this Saturday night (October 6th) vs. Jay Lethal at “Killer Instinct” in Rahway, NJ and next Saturday night (October 13th) vs. Michael Elgin at “Glory By Honor XI” in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: “I’ve never actually wrestled Jay Lethal, except for a six-man tag. I prepare for him like I prepare for everybody else. I don’t change the way I get ready for a match against anybody, but since it is in his backyard (New Jersey), I expect his family to be there, and maybe I’ll use that to my advantage. There’s no level too low for me to stoop to, and I think everybody knows that. As far as (Michael) Elgin is concerned, he’s been doing some really good things in Ring of Honor. After I beat Jay Lethal, it’s definitely a challenge I’m looking forward, to put all the claims that he is the next Ring of Honor World Champion to bed.”
Why it’s important to “make things right” for Ring of Honor’s future iPPV’s, beginning with “Glory By Honor XI”: “I think it could work if they do it right. I’m not really a company guy. I don’t care if they get mad at me. I know there has even been issues about some guys saying stuff on Twitter that the company didn’t like, but Ring of Honor needs to step up and make things right. I think iPPV is a great way to make things work if they can actually figure it out and make it work. They promised us this time it was gonna work, that all the mistakes of the past have been studied and learned from, which I hope is true, but I can’t do anything about this other than have great matches. Every guy on the roster knows that, so this is on their part.”
Much more is contained in Kevin’s exclusive interview with Monday Night Mayhem, including his candid thoughts on how he believes Jim Cornette has ruined Ring of Honor (and why, if given the opportunity, he would like to face him at “Final Battle” this December), being a “fighting champion,” what he expects the crowd reaction to be in his home country of Canada when he squares off with Michael Elgin at “Glory By Honor XI,” what S.C.U.M. truly stands for, his relationship with the new ROH World Tag Team Champions Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs, how Ring of Honor is different as a company with Sinclair Broadcasting at the helm, why he would like to see Steve “Mongo” McMichael join ROH, plus so much more! Follow Kevin right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/KillSteenKill), and be sure to log on to www.ROHWrestling.com to place your order for Ring of Honor’s “Glory By Honor XI” (airing next Saturday night, October 13th only on iPPV). Our countdown to ROH’s Canadian return continues, as the men who will be calling all of the action from The International Centre, Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness, will join The Mayhem airwaves this Monday night (October 8th). Remember to tweet us your questions (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), using the hashtag #MNMX), as all who interact with the show will be eligible for our next prize giveaway: a pair of tickets to “Glory By Honor XI,” courtesy of Ring of Honor and Monday Night Mayhem.
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