Kenny King has opened up about the negative impact that The Bullet Club had on the Ring of Honor locker room.
After competing in the second season of WWE Tough Enough, King signed with TNA in 2005. After a run lasting a little under a year, King signed with ROH in 2007 before returning to TNA in 2012. By the time of his return, TNA had undergone something of a transformation, and was now home to the likes of Sting, Hulk Hogan and Jeff Hardy to name but a few.
“But one thing that I will say about the IMPACT and TNA locker room from like, 05-06 even, you know, my stint in 2012-15 there was like, the locker room was always the best part of being there. The locker room was never a problem. In any of TNA’s success stories or failures, whatever you always had a group of people, men and women that were just willing to go out there and set themselves on fire, to make sure that the people were getting the best possible show, that people are getting the best possible storylines you know, the team, the problem with TNA is always the office.”
King continued, explaining that even when the locker room was at its most star-studded, there was never a split in the locker room. Unlike when a “certain club” appeared in ROH.
“I was there when Hogan and Sting and Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy and these mega, mega stars were there, but it never ever felt like they were two TNA’s, like it felt like when there were ROH’s when a certain club was there.”
The “certain club” that King refers to, are of course The Bullet Club, who have enjoyed a long standing relationship with ROH.
Expanding further, the former ROH Television Champion said that there was a division where there had never been one before. Adding that the locker room was no longer a community.
“I mean, it was just, and I don’t want to get too deep into it. But there was just division where there had never been before. You know, if the Briscoe’s don’t want their own locker room, then nobody ever deserved one, right? The Briscoe’s built Ring Of Honor, right? So it’s just one of those things where people had just, I don’t know, started smelling themselves a bit, and it just made the whole feel of the locker room a little different than it had ever been. And it just, there wasn’t a community and it wasn’t the cooperation, you know, everybody wasn’t hitting on all cylinders, like I feel like we had before and after. So it was definitely something that I feel like we all needed to experience to know that something like that was possible.”
Kenny King is currently preparing for a shot at the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships alongside his partners in La Faccion Ingobernable, Dragon Lee and La Bestia del Ring. The three men are currently slated to meet Jasper Kaun, Moses Maddox, and Shane Taylor at Death Before Dishonor on September 12.
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