ESPN recently interviewed WWE Cruiserweight Classic participant Jack Gallagher of Britain, who was promoting the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. Gallagher is an amateur MMA fighter with a 2-0 record. Below are some highlights:
"If you don't think MMA is influenced by pro wrestling, you've got your head in the sand, and definitely vice-versa."
"If you look at terms of numbers, Brock Lesnar is the biggest PPV draw in MMA history. I think the WWE audience is so strong he crossed over in that sense. I still think probably the WWE has a stronger audience than the UFC."
Bringing the British wrestling style to the Cruiserweight Classic:
"There's an incredibly international flavour. Everyone's bringing their own style. I really believe I'm bringing the British style to the tournament, as well as Noam Dar from Scotland, Zack Sabre Jr. representing England as well.
"We're bringing the British style back. I know we're all incredibly influenced by the traditional British style."
Gallagher also discussed if CWC can influence the WWE, why right now is the best time to be a wrestling fan and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.