Source: Busted Open Radio
As previously noted, one half of the WWE RAW Tag Team Champs Karl Anderson recently joined Busted Open Radio. During the appearance, he discussed the travel differences between WWE and his days in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Here are some more highlights:
"It's a different kind of rough. Sometimes I'd be in Japan for six straight weeks, then I'd come home for nine days, then go back on the road for a month. It'd be cool to be home for nine days, but I'd be gone from the United States for a month and a half sometimes, almost two months. The WWE has been cool because I get to come home every single week. I'm home two or three days a week and I get to take my kids to the school bus and pick my kids up from school, and they get to see daddy weekly man. I get to be home a lot more. It's a grind because you're flying weekly and you're on the road four days a week, but no matter what I get to be home every week and it's - I'm used to the travel, it's what I do. It is what it is and it's okay."
People thinking that WWE's schedule would be rougher than NJPW's:
"It really is cool and people thought that it's busier with WWE, and don't get me wrong, it's a busy schedule, but when I would leave sometimes I knew I was gonna leave for six weeks. To go to Japan for a month or for six weeks, that's hard to tell your four year old son. Then he starts to cry and you have to wipe his tears away, and you get this feeling in your stomach that 'I'm not gonna see my kids for a month.' That's a long time, man. Every month after we go to LA, after we go to California, we go to Germany for a week; man I'm gonna be gone for nine or ten days. But man, nine or ten days is nothing compared to what I used to do, so I get to come home. And being home weekly is really cool man."
Busted Open can be heard weekdays from 2p-4p Eastern Time only on SiriusXM Rush Channel 93 and any time on the SiriusXM App. If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Busted Open with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.