Former WWE superstar Bull James was interviewed by Miami Herald recently. He talked about facing Adam Cole in Ring of Honor, getting released from WWE and more. Below are a few highlights from the interview.
About wrestling Adam Cole:
With everything I've done -- being in front of my hometown crowd with 18,000 people in Brooklyn to wrestling at Wembley Stadium in London in front of a soldout crowd -- I would say this has to be the most important match of my career, thus far, after 11 years in wrestling. Well, because Adam Cole is at the top of his game right now; he is the top of the Ring of Honor food chain. Ring of Honor for years has been looked at as the hidden gem of pro wrestling. So having the opportunity to not only come into Ring of Honor like the way I did as a surprise in the Honor Rumble and then have my first [ROH] match against somebody like Adam Cole, it really is special. He's at the top of his game, and right now I'm at the top of mine."
On leaving WWE behind:
"There's two ways you can look at it. You can look at it one way where you get depressed; you're upset, and you kind of just give up. Or you can take the route that I went, which is, 'Well, OK, that's in the rear view. That's over with. It's time to move forward. My future is with Ring of Honor, and I'm excited to be here and excited to have the platform with them to wrestle a guy like Adam Cole and to prove myself that I can be more than just what you saw on the WWE Network"
Making friends in the business:
"That's the most important thing for me. Some guys can sit there and say, 'I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to make money,' and that's good for them, but wrestling is networking. Billy Gunn and everybody at the Performance Center, I have a relationship with Norman Smiley and Robbie Brookside...These are guys who I have the utmost respect for. They've been in this game for a long time, and it's not by luck. It's because they put the work in and did the right thing, and they just were professionals. To kind of earn their respect to the point where I can always turn to them for help is something that's invaluable to me."
You can check out the full interview here.
Source: Miami Herald