By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Ring of Honor officially announced the signing of PJ Black. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I chose ROH over the other companies because the hybrid style that fans seem to enjoy most these days, I started,” Black told ROHwrestling.com. “In Africa, we didn’t have a specific style. At a young age, I traveled to the UK to learn the British style and combined that with lucha and some strong style, creating my own hybrid style, which is what everyone these days seem to follow.”
Powell’s POV: As we reported on January 27, Black spoke with Dot Net’s Anish Vishwakoti at the January 26 Bellator MMA event and noted that he signed his ROH deal the night before after passing on a WWE offer. “New Japan was always a goal of mine and, of course, they work with Ring of Honor,” Black told Vishwakoti. “My Lucha contract came to an end, I got an offer from WWE to go back, but it wasn’t really what I was looking for right now. With AEW popping up, I guess everyone’s trying to sign free agents.”
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