ROH wrestler Michael Elgin on returning from a severe knee injury, his initial run with ROH, Truth Martini, his Showdown in the Sun match with Davey Richards


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ROH wrestler Michael Elgin on returning from a severe knee injury, his initial run with ROH, Truth Martini, his Showdown in the Sun match with Davey Richards
Dec 15, 2012 - 10:00 AM


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Returning to the ring after a severe knee injury and what it was like to be back in the ring: "You’re kind of cautious, but you’re more cautious before you even get in the ring, to the point where you go ‘Can I do this; can I do that? I’ve got to take it easy’ but then you wrestle and you just don’t take it easy. But, luckily, I had a good brace that kept everything together. I came back a little too early, but that’s just how we operate usually and luckily it’s held together. I’ve had a scare or two since then but nothing’s wrong with it so hopefully it continues to stay whole for me."
 
His first run in ROH in 2007: "Ring of Honor had been a goal ever since it had started. It was a show I’d watched when I started training and just instantly became a fan of it. So, I definitely wanted to be there. I just felt it would help me get more exposure and also it was a great company and to be a part of something like that would be kind of a right step to fulfill a career. Looking back, though, I kind of happy that nothing came about in 2007, because I don’t think I would have been prepared for it.

"I was still really young and I’m sure that I probably would have stepped on some toes and definitely not been at the point in my career now and as good as I am now. So, I think that, luckily, I knew what I needed to work on back then and being so long till I got back to the company in 2010, gave me three years to sit back and work on myself, to better myself, so that when I did get a big opportunity in Ring of Honor I can sting instead of being in and out."
 
On Truth Martini: "Truth Martini has been very influential throughout my whole career. He actually gave me my first match ever as well as when I was on the road he came and often hung out and he was close friends with guys who were on that show, so I got a lot of time to spend with him and he’s such a knowledgeable person that he’s the type of guy you want to have on your side."
 
His match with Davey Richards from Showdown in the Sun: "Well, I definitely can watch my stuff but I’m definitely one of the guys who critique everything I do. As a wrestler and as a performer, I think most of us, I don’t want to speak for everybody but I know the people I’m close to, we want to be as good as we can be and we want to give everybody a ready to watch us and to do that, we have to be on top of our game. So, you definitely want to critique every little thing and you don’t get better unless you do. You can never sit back and say, ‘Oh, I had a perfect performance. I did this great.’ You need to look at it as 'What can I do better to better myself for the next time I’m in the ring.' So, I definitely watch it and say, 'Oh, I can do this better' or 'It would have been good if I do this' because you always want to make sure your next performance is better than your last. So I definitely do watch it and critique it.
 
As for the match, I knew going in to the match that it was a big opportunity and I knew that if I didn’t perform, the faith wouldn’t be there to put me in an opportunity like that again. And, from a fan perspective, I wanted to make sure that everybody knew that I was a guy to watch and I was a guy to count on to say, 'Oh, he’s going to have a good match tonight,' because I think that goes a long way. When fans pay for a live show or a DVD or an iPPV, if you’re one of those guys they like to watch, it’s definitely going to help your career.

"So, going into it I was definitely prepared and it was one of those times where I had to put all the pressure on myself to make sure I could perform with someone like Davey, because without a doubt and no matter what anyone else says, he’s definitely one of the best in the world and I wanted to show everyone that night that I could hang with the best in the world and one day be the best in the world. So, it’s definitely one of those times where I felt all the pressure was on me to perform, and I’m just glad everything worked out the way it did and Davey is a great opponent and my favorite opponent."
 
You can follow Michael on Twitter (@ROHMichaelElgin) or you can also see Michael weekly on Ring of Honor television programming, through your local Sinclair Broadcasting Group stations and at this weekend’s "Final Battle 2012" iPPV; visit www.rohwrestling.com or Ring of Honor on Twitter (@ringofhonor) for the latest on upcoming events and listing of stations showing Ring of Honor programming.

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