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Austin Gunn Hated His Time In ROH: ‘I Wasn’t Ready’

March 19, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Austin Gunn had a stint in ROH before he ended up in AEW, and he recently talked about why he hated his time there. Gunn was part of the ROH roster from June to September of 2019, and he was asked about the experience during The Gunns’ appearance on Under the Ring. You can check out the highlights below:

On not enjoying his time there: “I’ll keep that long story short: I hated my time in ROH. Not because of my experiences, just because I wasn’t ready to be on my own, and I had to move to Baltimore to go to the developmental system. And once I got there, I was living in a hotel for six months, and my whole schedule flipped upside down. I wasn’t very independent by then, I wasn’t cooking my own meals. I was overeating, I wasn’t pushing myself to workout every day. I would lock myself in the hotel room. And even though I faced great opponents like Brian Johnson and Dante Caballero and in the main event, Dak Draper — man, it just, it didn’t feel like home to me. It didn’t feel like that’s where I needed to be, that’s where I was supposed to be.”

On what he learned from the experience: “I think it ended up being a great experience, because it showed me how fast things can get out of hand if I don’t hold myself accountable; if I don’t work very hard and push myself. I didn’t understand what it took to be in this business yet. Yeah, and then by the time I got out of there and then moved back to Orlando, I got myself in gear and ready. And then it took me two months to get ready for the debut with AEW, and I haven’t looked back. But I’m not bashing ROH, it just wasn’t for me at that right time. I was depressed and I wasn’t having a good time and it kind of spiraled out of control. I called my dad and said, ‘Hey man, this isn’t working out, I don’t think I’m ready to be here yet. I’m coming home right now regardless.'”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Under The Ring with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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Austin Gunn, ROH, Jeremy Thomas