King said about left ROH that "I left because there was a bigger opportunity," "I also left because I had given ROH what I felt was a long enough period of time to convince me to stay and they did a pretty piss poor job of that.".
On the June 19 edition of Impact King was given a match against Young for his first shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
King lost, but helped Lashley defeat Young for the title later that night.
At the Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings on August 15, 2009, King beat Lynn.
After the match, King and Titus attacked Lynn, and performed a spike piledriver on Lynn, removing Lynn from active competition.
They reigned for over a year until December 20, 2008, when they lost the championship to Erick Stevens and Roderick Strong King made his Ring of Honor (ROH) debut at Motor City Madness 2007 on September 14, 2007, alongside his YRR teammate Chasyn Rance, when they defeated Mitch Franklin and Alex Payne in a tag team match.
After the match, however, the YRR cut a promo, challenging the ROH wrestlers, which led to Bryan Danielson defeating both King and Rance in impromptu singles match.He was part of the "Young, Rich and Ready For Action" (The YRR) stable with Chasyn Rance, Sal Rinauro, Steve Madison, Claudio Castagnoli and Daffney.On November 9, 2007, King and Jason Blade won the FIP Tag Team Championship by defeating the Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark).At The French Connection show, King tagged with Kenny Omega to face the Briscoe Brothers, but abandoned Omega halfway during the match, when Rhett Titus came to ringside.King and Titus left together, showing a new alliance between them.On February 26, 2011, at the 9th Anniversary Show, King and Titus failed in their first attempt to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship, when they were defeated by The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli).