In the piece on the ROH website where they announced Kelly’s re-signing, Kelly openly speaks about her in-ring ability, graduating from the ROH Dojo, and Honor Reigns Supreme this coming Sunday:
Kelly on being ‘the face of Women of Honor:
The truth is that I have been leading this division since the day I walked into the dojo and left over 50 other wrestlers in my dust. I was the leader with or without the championship. And that’s exactly why it is only fitting that I officially lead the company as the face and the cornerstone of Women of Honor.
You don’t demand respect. You earn respect. Time and again I have earned respect. You don’t have to like me. But you’re lying if you say you don’t respect me. People can say they were the first or they were the champion or whatever other claims I have heard to try to explain why someone thinks they are important. But with me, I don’t have to explain it. I approach every match as an opportunity to stake my claim one more time. In case anyone thought there was a chance they could get in the ring with me and I would take it easier on them, I’ve just raised the stakes to ensure that will never happen.
Kelly on facing Jenny Rose at Honor Reigns Supreme:
Jenny Rose made a fatal mistake. Her ambition and her hubris caused her to say something she couldn’t take back. She knows me better than to think I would back down from a challenge. I am thrilled that she has handed me this opportunity to give her every bit of what is coming to her.
As to whether the street fight in Concord will be the final chapter in her intense rivalry with Rose. I can’t say it will be the final chapter, because she has a way of showing up in places she shouldn’t. To be honest, I might actually be impressed if she shows her face again after the beatdown I am about to hand her.
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