In a recent interview with the ROH Strong podcast, Ring of Honor Wrestling superstar Session Moth Martina discussed her decision to sign with the company over a potential WWE deal.

“I met someone doing New Japan tours and the person had seen me and was like, you’re interesting and we might put you in contact with Ring of Honor. I didn’t think it would actually happen. As I was leaving Australia, I got an e-mail to do a WWE tryout, it was cool to have that in the books, I did the tryout and it was like, okay this is it, then word from Ring of Honor came in and I had this decision and that the two in my hand, I thought long and hard about it and in my gut, I felt Ring of Honor was where I was going to go, how many Irish people can say they did Ring of Honor.

It was so surreal the way it panned out, I had done the tryout and I knew I was set. I had my own reservations, I spent the last five years wrestling as Martina and it’s important to me, I’ve managed to take a character of myself and build it to a point, I remember when Martina got really popular in Ireland and everyone was like, it’s a great gimmick, it’s really funny, but it has a shelf life and will probably get old after two or three shows. That just never happened, I worked hard to keep things fresh, I built it up to where I had broken out in England, then America and Japan and Australia. I hit so many places with this character that I never thought I would, a lot of it was about me wanting to keep true to Martina. I had also fallen in love with what I was doing, the shows, the freedom of being Martina and drinking and being flirty and grinding on people, I really wanted to consider that when weighing the WWE and ROH offers.”

The interview is available in full at this link.