Source: The RackFrankie Kazarian joined The Rack this past Thursday Night. In a nearly 25 minute interview, he discussed the upcoming Lockdown PPV, his thoughts on MVP and the Wolves coming to TNA, his thoughts on TNA's Impact365 and more. Here are some highlights, you can download and listen to the full interview by clicking here.
MVP and the Wolves coming in and the recent changes made to TNA:
"Well, I've been in TNA a long time; I've been there since the beginning and I've seen a lot of changes. I was there when a whole slew of established former WWE guys came in and I was there when a new surge of X-Division guys came in. You're always thrilled with new competition; in the case of Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, the Wolves, Chris Daniels and myself in particular were psyched. Those were guys we'd been talking about, rumbling about, backstage with the powers that be months preceding them debuting and guys that we saw on the rise that we'd like to do some stuff with.
"So, from a creative and professional standpoint, we were very psyched and got the change to mix it up with them several times over in England and hopefully for our sake and the fans, it was only the tip of the iceberg. Both guys are amazing athletes; they're a great tag team and they're just the guys we've been thirsting for, kind of been licking our chops waiting for that tag team to come in that we can do some really cool stuff and have some fantastic matches with and those are the guys.
"As far as MVP, he an asset; he's definitely established himself and a very good professional wrestling character and he's been brought in, thrown right into the fire and he's right up there in the major level of the company and all coming to a head this Sunday at Lockdown."
If there's anyone he'd would like to see possibly with TNA:
"That's tough; I try and follow the indy scene as much as I can but admittedly I'm sometimes lazy when it comes to that, I really need to get back into that. Guys who I have wrestled before but I fell that would make a tremendous addition to the TNA roster and the Young Bucks, Matt and Nick. We've had discussion about them coming in; those guys are dynamic performers and could come back to TNA and make a major impact, no pun intended. But then there's guys in the indys, guys I knew coming up in the business that are still doing very good and haven't been on TNA at all or very much, guys like Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov and Ricky Reyes and guys like that. These are guys who I think could do something here and there's a lot of hungry, talented indy guys in Ring of Honor or PWG and that. But I don't know if I could really just single anyone out talent because I'm not as familiar as I once was with the whole independent scene.
"But obviously there are guys, I'd like to see Amazing Red back and Petey (Williams) and Sonjay (Dutt) and Alex Shelley and those guys and Jay Lethal. Those guys are friends and tremendous athletes. But, we'll see, I'm sure there will be a lot more new faces coming up."
The recent overseas trip to Japan:
"We did, we did. We when over there to participate in the Wrestle-1/TNA 'Outbreak' pay-per-view, which was held at Sumo Hall, Sumo Arena, which is a venue I've wrestled in a couple of times in my previous journeys to Japan back in the day. It was an amazing even and I was thrilled to be back in Japan. Wrestling there, you can't really describe it unless you've been there; it's very, very cool and always an honor. The show was great and all parties involved were very happy with everything: the effort, the matches, and I can't wait to go back, I hope it's soon."
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