WWE superstar Chad Gable talked to Miami Herald recently. He discussed about his favorite wrestlers, possibility of moving to MMA and much more. Below are some highlights.
His favorite wrestlers:
"Some of my favorites growing up, when I was 11, 12-years-old, I loved the guys in the cruiserweight division in WCW. Eddy Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho. As it evolved, I grew to appreciate guys who had a lot of technical abilities. Bret Hart, Owen Hart. Eddy Guerrero always stayed a favorite of mine through the years. He was a smaller guy, but he never wrestled like a smaller guy. He wrestled like he was just as big as anyone he was going up against, which I thought was awesome."
Possibility of transitioning to MMA:
"No. A lot of people ask that and think it would have made sense, considering my background, but MMA was something I...and still to this day...was not very interested in. I don't really watch it. A lot of people assume that I do, but I don't. For whatever reason, it just didn't grab me like it did a lot of people in my [amateur wrestling] field. For me, it was just amateur wrestling and pro wrestling that I fell in love with."
Impressing people at his WWE tryout:
"I got in touch with [WWE Hall of Famer] Jerry Brisco, who does a lot of the amateur wrestling recruiting for WWE. He was very honest with me and told me, 'We're not typically looking for guys your size.' He's usually out there scouting heavyweights, which is understandable. All I did was ask him for a shot, and he helped me out. I went down there [WWE Performance Center in Orlando] for the tryout, and luckily I impressed them enough or gave them enough of a reason to think that I could help the company, and they signed me."
Gable also talked about wrestling in the Olympics, his character and more. You can read the full interview here.
Source: Miami Herald