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Brody King Explains How ROH Believes in Roster’s Talent, Praises Abilities of Bandido, and Reveals Who He’d Like to Work With From NJPW

January 25, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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WrestlingInc.com recently interviewed ROH talent Brody King for its podcast. Below are some highlights from WrestlingInc.

His thoughts on Bandido becoming a superstar: “Absolutely, I think Bandido is gonna be a mega superstar one day. He had his first breakout year and now he’s already one of the hottest talents in the world and he hasn’t even chipped away at what he can be. He’s 23 years old, he’s in insane shape, and he’s an incredibly nice human and is so talented. The stuff that he can do is absolutely mind-blowing.”

Brody King on the freedom for talent in ROH: “It’s awesome. I would just say there’s probably more direction, you kind of know exactly what they want, but at the same time they’re not very strict on what they want. They believe in their talent and they believe that we will give them the best product that we can, so they give us an outline of what they would like to see and they trust us to execute it, and so far it’s worked out well.”

Brody King on also working as a lighting designer: “I’ve never been known not to be busy all the time. My wife definitely has to be like, ‘Alright, this week, you gotta just hang out with me and do nothing,’ and my skin starts to crawl because I always have to do something… I do set-lighting for movies and TV, I’ve been a Local 728 Union member for about 13 years now I have a very flexible schedule there, I can come and go as I please. So when I’m in town and I have the available days I’ll go and work if I want to or need to, and if not then I just don’t. But it’s pretty much the dream job to have with wrestling, and it’s a great career. It’s afforded me a really comfortable life, I’ve been able to provide for my family and that’s all I can really ask for.”

Brody King on also working with PWG: “It’s part of our contract that basically PWG is the only other indie that we’re allowed to do in North America. That’s always cool because it’s 20 minutes from my house, I’m very fortunate to live in Los Angeles where PWG is, so it’s not a huge inconvenience to fly across the country or anything like that. But PWG was definitely the promotion that kind of put me in the spotlight of a lot of people’s eyes and gave me a platform to really shine last year.”

King on who he’d want to work with from NJPW: “I have so many. I would love to have a match against (Tomohiro) Ishii, I would love to have a match against (Hirooki) Goto. If we were in a tag team, EVIL and SANADA are obviously huge names I would love to get in the ring with. Honestly, anybody from the New Japan roster I would love to get in the ring with.”

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