Matt Striker Talks About His WWE Run, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, More
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.23.2013
Striker on why he carries around a William Regal action figure...
- Matt Striker recently spoke with False Finish Radio about his WWE run and more. Check out the highlights:
On why he carries a William Regal figure: "My time in WWE, Regal was a mentor and a friend and he had been one of my favorite wrestlers and he need up cooler then i ever thought he would be. The figure reminds me to be as much like regal as possible. He is such a gentleman and he is so humble yet so tough. It reminds me that you need to be a professional."
On whether sport wrestling has a place in USA: "Hell yeah, back in the day when it was all about the Beatles, the sex pistols came around and boom we got punk. There is a place for everything if it is real and people subscribe it. Hell if there is a place for Miley Cyrus, there is a place for anything"
On debuting in WWE against Kurt Angle: "I thought it was a one shot deal, I'm big on faith and I looked up to the heavens and as weird as it sounds, something was carrying me that night. Iwas in the palm of something much greater than me, and that is why that night went as great as it was. It was not human done, it was divine intervention. I never knew it would be a 9 year career."
On working for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood: "I've known of them from before I went to WWE. You see the same going up as you do going down, I never burn bridges. They reached out and said they shoot twice a month in California and asked me to come down and I was sold. There is a lot I love about Cali. It has a great locker room. There are some great wrestlers you need to see like Scorpio Sky, Joey Ryan, Adam Pearce is out there...It is great to be able to see them and work in commentary and production and see guys reach their goals."
On Justin Credible: "I respect him, people on the internet talked about the altercation we had in the locker room. We havent seen each other since. I'm not gonna come out and trash the guy. If he throws first let's do it but I wont throw the first punch."
On what it's like to prep for a show like Raw: "The prep is ongoing. Josh and I were boys, and we would just talk and try to tie pop culture into wrestling. I like to challenge myself to come up with the coolest ways to make guys interesting. The shows are the same every week. I wanted new facts and I would dive all in to the matches and try to make it entertaining."