Matt Sydal sits down with ROHWRESTLING.com

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  1. MattSydal
    Matt, welcome back to Ring of Honor!

    Before we jump to current day, can you give us any memories that stand out during your first run with Ring of Honor?

    I could reminisce for hours on end. What I remember most are the emotions tied to the moments in my first run with Ring of Honor. I can still feel the anticipation and terror of try-out matches...The adulation that came with growing into a fan favorite, and the true pleasure of working with world class athletes and personalities. I have so many amazing memories!

    When you left ROH to pursue an opportunity with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), was there a part of you that missed Ring of Honor?

    Ring of Honor has been a part of me for more than 10 years now, of course I missed it.

    When you were approached about returning, where you nervous? Excited? What were you feeling?

    I was very excited. I felt a strong pull to come back to Ring of Honor. When the opportunity was presented I went with my gut instinct and embraced the challenge. I'm proud to be a part of the ROH team

    What was your reaction to learning that your return to ROH would be a match against someone you are no stranger too, current IWGP Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles?

    I realized that as long as I leave my heart and soul in the ring, the ROH fans will know that I'm back and I'm worth believing in. AJ is a great competitor and the challenge of proving myself against potentially the best in the world was one I could not pass up!

    Any jitters before heading through the curtain?

    The feeling is ineffable.

    What were your thoughts on the match with Styles?

    I liked it all until AJ moved as I was upside-down doing a Shooting Sydal Press. That was my least favorite part.

    What ROH stars do you most look forward to facing off against?

    Once I squash my heat with Cheeseburger, I would like to wrestle familiar faces and new ones. I'm not into picking out opponents. I prefer to react. That way I have no attachment to who I have to beat along the way to becoming a champion.

    What are your long term and short term goals in ROH?

    I will become Ring of Honor World Champion. There is no stopping this. It’s not a statement; it’s not a dream, its fact! There is no quit in this body. When the opportunity presents itself, I will be ready!

    Before we go, do you have any parting words for the fans of Ring of Honor?

    We're all in this together! Hit me up twitter on @findevan / @mattsydal on instagram. Let's engage in a nice dialogue! Thanks for +10 years of support! It's you all that make ROH so special and it is truly appreciated. See you soon!!


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