Dan Maff On Why He Chose ROH Over IMPACT Wrestling

ROH star Dan Maff was recently the guest on the Not Sam Wrestling Podcast. Here are some highlights…

On getting offers from IMPACT and ROH:

“[KM] calls me. He says, ‘hey, Scott D’Amore wants to talk to you.’ I said, ‘really?’ He said, ‘yeah, man, they want to talk. Something is on the table. They’re ready to roll.’ I go, ‘cool.’ So we’re all set. We’re ready to go. Right, we’re ready to go. We’re ready to go with this. Here we go. This was going to happen and we were two weeks away. My phone rings and it’s Colt Cabana. [Imitating Cabana] ‘Hey buddy!’ I say, ‘what’s up, Colt? What are you doing?’ ‘Oh, I’m talking to you! Are you available on such-and-such date?’ I said, ‘yeah, as a matter of fact, I am.’ He says, ‘good, good. Would you be interested in working PCO?’ I said, ‘oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, I’ve done that before. Cool.’ I said, ‘for who?’ Yeah, I said, ‘for who, if you don’t mind me asking?’ He said, ‘ah, Ring Of Honor.’ I said, ‘what?’ He said, ‘yeah, man, Ring Of Honor. They’re letting me book the show called Uncensored, Unscripted or Uncensored. And I’ve got 100% of the book and that’s the match I want.'” Maff continued, “[Cabana] said, ‘well, the office signed off on it, so here I am.’ I said, ‘okay.’ He said, ‘my people are going to call you’ because I have no people.”

On why he chose ROH over IMPACT:

“Impact reached back out to me and said, ‘hey, I hope everything went well over there, but are we still good for Thursday?’ I said, ‘yeah, things went really, really well. They said, ‘well, was there any offer?’ So I shared what was said and to Impact’s [credit], respect to Impact because they didn’t BS me. They were like, ‘well, we can’t do that. We can’t even come to that ballpark. Impact said to me, ‘we can’t do that.’ Right, so, to me it was a no-brainer. To me, I had already felt, I already felt the rush and Ring Of Honor is where I wanted to be. And I had no problem calling [Impact] back and saying, ‘listen, I’m not even showing up. This is where I want to be.'”

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Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of WrestleFix.com. He is a long time contributor to WrestleOhio.com, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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