Former NXT Superstar Sami Callihan turned a few heads earlier last year when he ended his lackluster run with the brand by asking for his WWE release. Since being granted his walking papers, he's gained a new lease on life.
Callihan said that he learned a lot while in NXT, and singled out 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes as one of his favorite teachers. He also mentioned that the split between himself and WWE was amicable.
"My time in NXT is something I hold very dear to me. I have no hard feelings towards NXT. I got to hone my craft and learn from some of the best minds in the business. Getting a chance to be in Dusty Rhodes' promo class every Wednesday is time I can never get back," Callihan said.
In addition to taking bookings virtually everywhere, Callihan said that he would be starting his own promotion called Pro Wrestling Revolver. Callihan has several former WWE stars already set for his first show.
"My new company Pro Wrestling Revolver is running it's debut show on June 10th. Jack Evans vs. Scotty 2 Hotty. Billy Gunn vs. John Morrison, and for the first time ever, myself vs. Bob Holly. It's going to be in Des Moines, Iowa. Every show is a different roster," Callihan said.
When asked about his favorite moment in NXT, he pointed to the very town he was being interviewed in.
"Wrestling right here in Philly against Tye Dillinger, and being a part of the WWE brand and having the fans welcome me back. Philly is like a second home to me," he said.
You can see the full interview with Sami Callihan above.