Shane Taylor, who is a former ROH World TV Champion and one of the top stars in the company, recently spoke to Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling on a number of topics, including possibly becoming the ROH World Champion and the second-ever African American ROH World Champion (after Jay Lethal) when Taylor challenges RUSH for the title on Feb. 27th.
Shane Taylor said, “I mean that’s the goal.” “Only three of us [Black wrestlers] have held the Ring of Honor World TV Title: Myself, Jay Lethal and Kenny King and only Jay has reached the top of the mountain for the world title.” “That is why I make no bones about it that when I say I’m only chasing two legacies in ROH, that’s why, because we’re all here right now in our primes.”
Taylor then talked about not only in professional wrestling but in society and in the country to have a prominent Black male figure standing at the top of a professional wrestling company.
Shane Taylor said, “….Especially now in this time, in this climate, in this era, not only in professional wrestling but in society, in the country, to have a prominent Black male figure standing at the top of a professional wrestling company, not dancing around issues, not saying things without saying them, actually saying them and standing by that, to me that speaks to progress, that speaks to innovation, that speaks to a willingness to really make change.”
You can check out Shane Taylor's comments in the video below: