Gregory Iron On Night With Punk & Cabana, Promotion Changes Name After Legal Threat, CZW, More
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- Gregory Iron, who has Cerebral Palsy, was recently on The Top Rope show on SportstownChicago.com and spoke about the obstacles he's had to overcome, his big break and his thoughts on WrestleMania. He also spoke about the night that Punk cut a promo putting him over last summer after Iron had teamed with Colt Cabana.
"Sometimes in this crazy business of wrestling sometimes you wonder if your work goes noticed or unnoticed," said Iron. "Wrestling with a disability, I've always thought I've had to work harder than a lot of people. Not to say that guys on the independents don't work very hard because they do. There's so many guys that put not only their bodies, but their lives on the line each and every week to entertain those fans. I felt like I always had to prove something a little more whether it be in the gym or in the ring. It's funny because a month or two before that I was starting to doubt myself more than ever just thinking to myself 'When's someone going to notice? What do I have to do to get to that next level?' It just so happened that Chicago was that place to take me to the next level of my career.
"If it wasn't for Colt Cabana, who over the years I've always gone to for advice, arranging a tag team match where we would team together at AAW in Chicago and if it wasn't for, coincidentally at the same time, Punk leaving the WWE with the title and that storyline, I wouldn't be talking to you right now. It's funny how life works and how the stars align for certain things to occur. I'm very grateful for that moment in July and obviously it's something I will not soon forget."
You can check out the whole interview at this link, and you can check out video of the incident with Iron, Cabana and Punk from last summer below:
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