Former Superstar Rejects Big WWE Offer To Return

PJ Black, better known as Justin Gabriel to the WWE faithful, was recently interviewed by CBS Sports during which he spoke about signing with ROH, his concern with NXT and a recent WWE deal that came his way.

Black, who signed a one-year contract with ROH, revealed that WWE had approached him earlier this year with an offer to return to the company.

He assessed his options and turned down the deal owing to creative as well as monetary reasons. He spoke about the void in ROH at the top as many top talents have jumped ships to AEW and WWE. Black stated that it’s an exciting time to be a pro wrestler because AEW is offering serious money to bolster their roster. He mentioned that the WWE is trying their best to tie down talents by offering them big money contracts.

Another major concern of his regarding a return to WWE was a move to NXT. He claimed that the WWE typically brings in superstars and promises them a main roster call-up and a pay hike in six to seven months.

However, the initial hype fizzles out and many talents end up lingering at the bottom of the card. He spoke about how most of his friends still work for WWE and NXT. While many of them weren’t necessarily happy with their position on the card, he asserted that they were still content at being featured on TV. He added that at the end of the day, most of them still consider the WWE gig to be their dream job.

Black even spoke about his love for Skydiving and how he pitched Vince McMahon an idea where he would have made his entrance with a parachute. The boss expectedly shot down the pitch.

Black, who signed a one-year contract with ROH, revealed that WWE had approached him earlier this year with an offer to return to the company.

He assessed his options and turned down the deal owing to creative as well as monetary reasons. He spoke about the void in ROH at the top as many top talents have jumped ships to AEW and WWE. Black stated that it’s an exciting time to be a pro wrestler because AEW is offering serious money to bolster their roster. He mentioned that the WWE is trying their best to tie down talents by offering them big money contracts.

Another major concern of his regarding a return to WWE was a move to NXT. He claimed that the WWE typically brings in superstars and promises them a main roster call-up and a pay hike in six to seven months.

However, the initial hype fizzles out and many talents end up lingering at the bottom of the card. He spoke about how most of his friends still work for WWE and NXT. While many of them weren’t necessarily happy with their position on the card, he asserted that they were still content at being featured on TV. He added that at the end of the day, most of them still consider the WWE gig to be their dream job.

Black even spoke about his love for Skydiving and how he pitched Vince McMahon an idea where he would have made his entrance with a parachute. The boss expectedly shot down the pitch.

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