At Ring of Honor Final Battle: End of an Era, Rhett Titus won the ROH World Television Championship, but this victory was bittersweet, to say the least. With the news that the company will be going on hiatus in the first quarter of 2022, ROH’s future is unclear. For this reason, this emotional pay-per-view was literally seen as the end of an era, and it allowed fans and wrestlers alike to celebrate the promotion’s legacy. But Titus, a ROH veteran who debuted back in 2006 and has remained loyal ever since, is hopeful about the company’s next chapter.
During an appearance on Busted Open, Titus expressed his hope that the promotion will return “stronger than ever” in April; he believes the promotion could benefit from the buzz the Final Battle pay-per-view generated and ride this momentum into the new era, which is expected to begin with a Supercard of Honor event.
“…The cool thing about Ring of Honor taking this break is that, compared to when ECW shut down, at least we had some time beforehand to really take it all in and realize, hey, this is gonna be the last show for quite a while,” said Titus. “But hopefully in April, we come back and we come back stronger than ever because I think right now, Ring of Honor’s popularity, you know, it’s back at an all-time high again, you know, there’s a lot of buzz coming off that show. And hopefully come April, we’re able to ride some of that momentum.”
The new ROH World Television Champion also encouraged fans to keep supporting ROH the same way they did at Final Battle, and he made it clear that he’s excited for the future.
“…Come April 2022, Supercard of Honor, you know, show that same support that you showed Saturday night at Final Battle,” said Titus. “So hopefully people still come out for Supercard of Honor, so hopefully people keep following with the TV and seeing what Ring of Honor does next. Because I’m excited for the future and I hope all the other fans are excited for the future as well.”
As for his goals on an individual level, Titus described how he wants to compete all over the wrestling world and defend his title against anyone who steps up to him.
“I’m open to anything, I wanna do everything, you know, that’s essentially what I wanna do,” said Titus. “I wanna be everywhere, I wanna do everything. I wanna take my Ring of Honor Television Title and defend it against some of the best wrestlers in the world. So whoever wants to line up, I’m more than game.”
In recent weeks, Titus has competed at NWA’s Hard Times 2 pay-per-view and Beyond Wrestling’s Uncharted Territory. It’s fair to expect that the veteran will remain active in the short-term future while ROH takes a break and “reimagines” itself ahead of its new beginning.