Ring of Honor’s Frankie Kazarian discusses wrestling, friendship and music moving forward

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Ring of Honor’s Frankie Kazarian recently took some time out of his busy schedule to participate in an interview with me. In the interview, Kazarian opens up about his passion for music, walking alongside friend’s championship achievement and relationships far exceed the distance between one another. He discusses his future in music with his band VexTemper, the meaning behind some of the band’s music and his pride being a part of Ring of Honor. Check out excerpts of the interview below and the interview in its entirety here.

On Christopher Daniels’ ROH World Championship win:

It was like imaging two guys who were actors that came up together, and one gets nominated for an Academy Award, you are going to be happy for them, it’s the pinnacle. For him to be the Ring of Honor World Champion meant so much to him because of his pedigree there. It was just a great night, one of the better nights of my career. I am very happy for him and so very happy the angle came off the way that it did. Everyone enjoyed the match, and everyone enjoyed the way the angle came off. It was just a really, really good night for me and my career.

On how he maintains his friendship with those he doesn’t currently work with:

We have such a strong bond, and no matter how much time passes, when you see each other and when you talk on the phone you are right back to where you started. I could go months without seeing Joe and AJ, but when we do get together it’s like it was five minutes. I am blessed and fortunate to have a bond with three guys that I have known many years. They are the best friends I could ask for. For me, it was real easy, and I have a lot of real good friends, but those are the guys that I will communicate with until they throw dirt on me. It is pretty simple because that bond is so strong.

On the future of VexTemper:

Well with VexTemper right now, we are basically auditioning drummers so that is time-consuming and challenging, but also very exciting. The writing process again, nothing gets me more charged up as a musician than the development of music and focusing on that…

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the interview in its entirety right here.