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WWE News: ROH Superstar Kenny King opens up on his talks with WWE about joining NXT

3.25K   //    07 Jan 2018, 03:57 IST

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ROH Superstar Kenny King in action

What's the story?

Ring of Honor (ROH) Star Kenny King has opened up on his conversation with WWE during December. In an interview with Solo Wrestling, the 36-year-old wrestler spoke about the start of his career and how the chance of joining NXT slipped right under his nose.

Kenny King revealed, "I had a tryout in 2007, but I have been under contract with some great wrestling company since 2008. I have only been a free agent for four or five months, and it coincided just when I signed for TNA in 2012."

"We have been in contact. Last December, I exchanged several messages with the WWE offices to go to NXT. But my life, to this day, revolves around the shared custody of my daughter. Moving to Florida to go to NXT put that at risk and that's why I decided to sign for ROH."

In case you didn't know...

Kenny King kicked off his wrestling career by contesting in the second edition of WWE's reality TV show, Tough Enough broadcasted in 2002. He was one of the four finalists of that particular season.

The heart of the matter

Kenny had received training from veteran WWE superstars like Chavo Guerrero, Al Snow and Ivory. Currently signed with ROH, he has been part of various major wrestling leagues like Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) and Full Impact Pro (FIP).

Kenny has won major titles in his entire wrestling career. He was named TNA X Division Champion twice during his tenure in TNA. The veteran became the ROH World Television Champion for the first time by beating Kushida at the main event titled 'Death Before Dishonor XV'. However, he lost the title to Silas Young in a fatal four-way elimination match.

Kenny has revealed about the opportunity to make it through the NXT and how he had to dismiss the idea of joining NXT due to concerns stemming from having to leave his family for Florida.

Parallels from history

Recently, fellow Right of Honor Superstar Silas Young teased about envisioning the possibility of shifting base to Florida and joining WWE.

Author's take

Kenny had shown consistent performances during his tenure in TNA and ROH. However, his wish of performing in WWE has not been fulfilled yet. One feels that the wrestler should look to pursue the opportunity of working with WWE after his contract with ROH ends.

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