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Flip Gordon Signs with ROH

Posted By James Walsh on 05/18/17


Ring of Honor has announced that they have signed Travis “Flip” Gordon to an exclusive deal. The announcements notes that Gordon “made his initial mark at a ROH tryout camp before getting an opportunity on Ring of Honor television. From there, the high-flying Gordon impressed the ROH Board of Directors and earned a contract.”

Gordon is an active member of the Army National Guard and was a four-time state champion wrestler in Montana before he moved to his birthplace of Boston, Massachusetts where he enroled in New England Pro Wrestling Academy and was trained by Brian Fury.
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Gordon also spoke with Wrestle:List for a new interview talking about his career; the highlights are below:

On breaking into wrestling: “I was living in Idaho going to college and it just came to the time where there was nothing left in Idaho for me. I came to the realization that I shouldn’t just keep telling people I wanted to be a wrestler and I should chase the dream. So I packed up my truck and everything I could fit in it and moved to the other side of the states. It took me about 4 days and the first place I went to was the Pro Wrestling Academy in New England. After 6 months of training I had my first match and then every started blowing up. After my first match I had made enough friends with other companies, plus my style and flashiness, helped me get more bookings. It all happened out of nowhere. I have only been wrestling for two years.”

On the recent Randy Orton ‘…dive’ controversy: “Actually just laughed at it. It makes a lot of sense but at the same time it doesn’t. The whole rant pretty much says he makes more money doing less and he’s right. He has a big platform, he has never wrestled on the Indies, and he’s a third generation superstar. He didn’t have to go through the Indies to get where he is. When you’re on the independent circuit it’s a lot harder to make a name for yourself. You aren’t on national television every week. On the Indies you have to show everything you have to get that fan base. I have to show people that this is Flip Gordon – this is what I can do – that way people want to come and see me and book me. It is getting easier as I am getting a huge following and my name is getting out there. I did a lot in the beginning to make a highlight video and that really helped get my name out there.”

On who he grew up watching in wrestling: “Eddie Guererro and John Cena. I also loved Paul London, Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam. There were so many that inspired me to be a wrestler. Eddie had something you can’t teach and that was a connection with the fans. I think John Cena had the perfect gimmick at the perfect time. As a kid the rapper gimmick drew me to him because hip-hop was huge at the time. He did it so perfectly; he would make you laugh but you knew he would go out there and kick ass. He is also one of the hardest workers in the business.”