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Marty Scurll’s Ring of Honor Contract Expires in November


Marty Scurll is set to be a free agent this November, Sports Illustrated has learned.


When Matt Taven won the Ring of Honor world title at the G1 Supercard this past April at Madison Square Garden in a ladder match against Jay Lethal and Scurll, it was widely assumed that a key part of that booking decision was to make Taven champ because Scurll’s contract would expire first.


But that was not the case.


PWInsider reported last week that Taven’s contract is up in September, and Sports Illustrated has confirmed that Scurll’s current deal with ROH ends in November.


Neither Taven nor Scurll responded to a request for comment before this story was published.


Taven was pinned by Volador Jr. in the finals of the CMLL Grand Prix this past Friday at Arena Mexico, setting up their ROH title match this Saturday in Chicago. Scurll wrestles on that same Chicago card in a four-way match that includes Dalton Castle, Colt Cabana, and Kenny King.


The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer speculated about the date of Scurll’s contract expiring on Wrestling Observer Radio in June, saying, “My gut tells me it’s November... for whatever reason, that seems to ring a bell with me.”


Scurll’s impending free agency is especially significant now that AEW and NXT will compete directly against each other on Wednesday nights starting in October.


Scurll would make sense for WWE, but he is a perfect fit for AEW. He was a staple of the Young Bucks’ “Being The Elite” YouTube show, and would immediately factor into the world title picture—as well as potentially swing the Wednesday night ratings battle against NXT during his debut—if he were to appear in AEW.

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