Alex Shelley recently spoke with WrestlingInc.com where he discussed possibly wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling and if he would join Bullet Club.
On if he would wrestle for New Japan:
“I would love to, and one of the things that made me want to come back to Ring of Honor—and it was a multi-factorial decision, no doubt about it—it was a relationship with New Japan, if I’m being transparent,” Shelley said. “I consider myself a friend of New Japan, and I hope New Japan does, too.”
His friendship with Jay White:
“I did have Jay White live with me for about a year and a half. He lived with me in Detroit when he did his excursion in Ring of Honor. Okada and I were very, very, close. When he first got sent to Orlando for TNA, many years ago, I e-mailed the office and said, ‘Look, I know this guy’—because I’d actually wrestled him before he got into New Japan—’If you need somebody to take care him, I’m your guy.’ I would help him as much as I could, being a stranger in a strange land, that’s hard.”
Would he join Bullet Club:
“I can’t think of somebody who worked harder,” Shelley responded. “This guy would literally cook his dinner in my kitchen and then eat dinner while watching whatever matches. He really put the time in and put the work in. He deserves every iota of it. He loves pro wrestling, he’s one of my best friends, like my little brother.”