One year ago, “The Villain” Marty Scurll competed in the main event for the ROH World Title at Supercard of Honor before the largest crowd in ROH history.
Scurll came up just short in a hard-fought match that went more than 30 minutes against then-champion Dalton Castle last year, but he is supremely confident that his time is now.
On Saturday, April 6, Scurll again finds himself in the main event for the ROH World Title, but the stage is even bigger. This time it’s a triple threat ladder match between ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, Matt Taven and Scurll at G1 Supercard before a sold-out, record-shattering crowd at Madison Square Garden.
“You cannot get any better than fighting for the world championship at ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena,’ Madison Square Garden,” Scurll told ROHWrestling.com. “I honestly think my loss last year was meant to be, because I was being saved for something even bigger, winning the world championship at the biggest ROH show of all time and at MSG. You don’t get any bigger than that.”
Scurll has been at the absolute top of his game since winning Survival of the Fittest in November to earn his ROH World Title shot. He hasn’t lost a one-on-one, tag team or six-man tag match since.
At Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore last night (March 31), Scurll’s spot in the G1 Supercard main event was on the line against Shane Taylor, but despite giving up more than 150 pounds, Scurll forced Taylor to tap out to the Chicken Wing.
Two weeks earlier, Scurll and fellow Villain Enterprises members PCO and Brody King won the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles from The Kingdom at ROH’s international television taping in Las Vegas.
While Scurll is supremely focused on his championship match at Madison Square Garden, he also is looking forward to interacting with his fans at the G1 Supercard Festival of Honor on Friday, April 5 at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater.
Scurll, PCO and King will participate in a Q&A with fans at 11 a.m., and then Scurll will do a Meet & Greet with fans from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Individual tickets for the Meet & Greet sessions, which include an exclusive G1 Supercard 8x10 autographed by the talent and a personal photo for ticket holders only, are on pre-sale through Tuesday, April 2. Limited Meet & Greet passes will be on sale at the event.)
“I’ve met fans in places all over the world and everywhere I go they are different. The one thing that is always common, though, is passion,” Scurll said. “I am very fortunate to have some of the most passionate fans in the world, and you don’t get much more passionate than New York. Even the fans there that aren’t from New York, I think the city gives them a certain energy.
“Festival of Honor gives me a chance to meet the amazing fans and thank them for their continuous support and, most importantly, thank them for not being numpties -- you know I hate numpties. I’m very grateful for opportunities like these.”
G1 Supercard Festival of Honor takes place this Friday, April 5 at the Hulu Theater at MSG. Doors open and Meet & Greets begin at 10 a.m. All attendees will receive the exclusive G1 Supercard hat and lanyard with entry. In addition to Meet & Greets with the stars of ROH and NJPW, the event will feature entertainment all day including, “An Afternoon with Dalton Castle,” Coleman’s Pulpit LIVE with PCO and Destro, Matt Taven’s Arm-Wrestle Kingdom presented by World Armwrestling League, the official G1 Supercard press conference, and much more! To save on admission, buy your tickets now!