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Marty Scurll doesn’t see WWE as the highest peak of professional wrestling

Marty Scurll is one of the most popular stars outside of the WWE. The Villain has held gold in Ring of Honor and NJPW and has been a part of one of the biggest stables in pro wrestling, Bullet Club. Scurll is definitely an incredibly valuable talent, which is why it comes to the surprise of many people that neither he nor any other Bullet Club members want to go to the WWE.

The Villain was recently a guest on The Jim Ross Report, where the Hall of Famer asked Marty Scurll if he’d be interested in heading to the WWE.

With the growth of things like New Japan and companies like Ring of Honor and stuff we’ve been doing, it’s given us another platform to make money. Not just provide for our families, but to make good money. We’ve got our shits in every single mall in America now. We’re running stadium shows now.

There are Pop! Funkos out there for us. It’s like, ‘wow.’ We’re in a position now where maybe we don’t have to work in the WWE to make good money. Obviously there’s something very satisfying about being your own boss.

Like, as an independent contractor, pro wrestlers are always independent contractors, but they’ll always be questioned. I’ll be an independent contractor and I’m going to make sure that I’m my own boss.

The freedom that Scurll has outside of the WWE seems to be the main reason that he doesn’t plan on joining the company, which is not exactly shocking. Many stars who can make it big outside of the WWE have said that they don’t feel tied down in other companies or when they work the indie circuit.

Scurll continued, not sure if he’d ever want to go to the WWE, though the temptation of a WrestleMania entrance does intrigue him.

I’m always going to work my best, I think, doing things on my own. In terms of WWE. great company, I’m not sure if that’s ever something that I would really want to do. At the same time, I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t thought about doing my entrance at WrestleMania.

I’m sure that could be a hell of a production and something the fans can really get behind. And it just has to be on the right terms. It always has to be what’s best for me.

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.


  • CC

    The thing with WWE is that it is still the peak of the business as far as worldwide exposure is concerned no doubt, but with regards to success and money you have to be the right person (John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Brock Lesnar etc).
    Of course signing with WWE does take away a lot of your freedom that you will get in NJPW.

    It has been said before that for a lot of guys on the roster, more money can be made on the indies.
    I remember after Ric Flair “retired” from WWE with appearances, merch sales and signings etc, he was making more money than he made with WWE.
    And with promotions like NJPW and even US based promotions like Impact and RoH, you can still do appearances elsewhere to make more money, something you certainly cannot do with WWE.

  • He’s right. While WWE certainly has the most exposure, especially here in the US, the truth is they only sell nostalgia now, they are definitely not the best wrestling company going.

  • Soulshroude

    Always what’s best for business isn’t best for the performer.