Kenny King Issues Statement On ROH Departure; TNA Debut

Kenny King issued the following statement on Twitter regarding his Ring of Honor departure and TNA Wrestling debut:

My people’s,

First and foremost to all of my friends, Family and everyone riding with me on this one thank you. The love and support has been unreal. It doesn’t matter if your’e a new Kenny King fan or you’ve been with your boy since tough enough. My passion for this sport reflects yours, and I will continue to bust my ass to give back the love you have shown me.

Second I would like to thank @ringofhonor for the opportunity To master my craft against some of the best wrestlers in the world. The last 4 years have been invaluable to my career. I have nothing but love and respect for the company that allowed me to find myself and grow as a wrestler.

Next, since the content of my character has been called into question, just ask about me. My integrity and HONOR has always been above reproach. But since they wanna talk bad about your boy, consider this…

(spoiler alert)

I was offered a contract extension, I had reservations about the parameters of the extension and effective my “free agent” option would be.

I gave a handshake agreement that I wouldn’t do anything “screwy” with the belts. A la medusa.

I gave ROH information about every move that I made regarding working for @impactwrestling. Realistically they could have just found out when they saw my black ass walking down to the ring.

I was given a physical contact extension by ROH, which I respectfully declined to sign due to the reasons I stated above.

If I declined to sign an actual contract extension, how could anyone think there was a verbal agreement?

I took the biggest gamble of my career this weekend. So going into destination X tomorrow night I am prepared to put it all on the line. I am especially grateful to @tnadixie and @impactwrestling for giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills on a bigger stage. I was given an amazing opening and I took it. Ask Eminem how many chances you get to blow up. The world will watch tomorrow, and I got a bag full of fireworks. Tomorrow is coronation day.

Thank you.
Kenny King

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  • Bob

    Hey Kenny,
    Good Luck, you will need it, just don't be surprised when your "lost" in the mix..you think your gonna make it in TNA? Don't they have enough top notch, yet UNUSED talent?, Let's see there is Deangelo Dinero, there was Eric Young, or the Young Bucks at one time, there have been so many x-division guys, starting all the way back with Amazing Red, working through Sonjay Dutt, and the list goes on, there is only enough places for Robert Roode's, Sting's RVD, Bubba Dudley, AA, well, you get my message, if you want to leave a steady ROH paycheck and come to ROH and get lost in the shuffle, welcome aboard…or as someone once said.."Sorry, bout your damn luck".

  • LilRJ

    Lets go Kenny!!!!

  • Ralphus

    Like he said, its all about the exposure! I'm not mad at you at all Kenny!