Ring Of Honor tonight released an extremely brief statement announcing that the former Television Champion is no longer with the company. It read simply:
“Marty Scurll and Ring Of Honor have decided to mutually part ways”
Given the lack of detail behind this announcement, there will inevitably be speculation as to why this has come about. Scurll’s relationship with ROH has been somewhat complicated over the last 18 months.
Scurll first joined the company in 2016, quickly defeating Will Ospreay to win the TV Title before joining Bullet Club in May 2017.
As he became more closely aligned with the North American splinter of the Bullet Club, this eventually came to him being recognised as a member of The Elite alongside Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Hangman Page and Kenny Omega.
In 2019, the rest of that group formed the nucleus of the then newly launched All Elite Wrestling, with Scurll hotly tipped to join them upon the expiration of his ROH contract in 2020.
However, in a shock move, Scurll resigned with the company in January 2020, at the same time being named the new head booker of the company, thus committing his immediate future to the group and away from his former Elite colleagues.
In June, Scurll was one of the wrestlers implicated in the #SpeakingOut movement and ROH immediately announced they would investigate these claims. Scurll has not been part of the company since and in October, his profile was removed from their website.
With all this in mind, it is difficult to be certain about the true reasons for him leaving the promotion. Is this move as a result of his alleged transgressions that led to the company investigation? Or will he be looking to make the previously expected move to join his colleagues in AEW? Could this be the end of Scurll’s career?