PJ Black has signed a new deal with Ring Of Honor.
A representative from Ring Of Honor has released the following statement Wednesday, indicating PJ Black has signed a new agreement with the company.
We are pleased to share that PJ Black has signed a new agreement with Ring of Honor.
Although the length of his deal wasn’t provided, PWInsider states he did sign a multi-year deal with the company.
PJ Black debuted for Ring Of Honor in 2018 during the Survival of the Fittest tournament. He was offered a deal with both ROH and WWE, but opted to turndown the WWE offer for less dates and more creative control.
In an interview with WrestlingInc last June, Black explained his reasoning behind turning down the WWE return.
“I had an opportunity to go back to NXT. It was the same money for 200 shows more, so really that was a no-brainer for me,” Black stated to WrestlingInc. “I have creative freedom and freedom outside because I do a lot of things outside of wrestling that they let me do whenever. And with creative freedom in wrestling – just to be yourself [is important].”
Under the name Justin Gabriel, PJ Black spent several years in WWE, most notably a founding member of the Nexus stable.
Black is currently a member of the ROH stable ‘Lifeblood’.