WWE/ROH News: Former ROH TV Champion reveals talks with WWE about signing with NXT
What’s the story?
Ring of Honor star Kenny King was recently interviewed by Solo Wrestling during which King revealed a few surprising details regarding his talks with WWE about joining the company’s NXT brand.
In case you didn’t know…
Kenny King is a former Impact Wrestling star and Tough Enough contestant who is currently working for Ring of Honor in America. King is a former ROH TV Champion and as a matter of fact, he is currently in his second stint with ROH.
The 36-year-old first made his ROH debut in 2007 and during his first run with the company, he managed to win the ROH Tag Team Titles alongside Rhett Titus. However, in 2012, the New York native decided to leave the promotion as he claimed that he had earned himself a bigger opportunity in the wrestling business.
"I also left because I had given ROH what I felt was a long enough period of time to convince me to stay and they did a pretty piss poor job of that."- King stated following his departure from ROH.
The heart of the matter
During his one-on-one interaction with Solo Wrestling, Kenny King revealed that he had a tryout with the WWE in 2007 but was under contract with another major wrestling promotion at the time. King stated that he has been in contact with the WWE office for a while now and was originally scheduled to sign with NXT in December of 2016. However, Kenny decided to reject the move as moving to Florida would have led to a few personal problems for him, as he has joint custody of his daughter. Thus the former ROH TV Champion decided to sign with ROH last year.
"WWE is everybody's goal when they start, but I think the goal of every professional wrestler is to be able to pay your own bills and work as a wrestler no matter what company you work with."- Kenny King stated.
Kenny King is currently working under Ring of Honor where he recently lost the Television Title to Silas Young at this last year’s Final Battle pay-per-view. However, it now looks like the former TNA X-Division Champion will work for ROH for the next few years.
I think Kenny King would have been a solid addition to the NXT roster but family should always be the first priority for any human being and as expected Kenny decided to choose his family ahead of his passion.