Back in September it was reported Vince McMahon “wanted to bury” Cedric Alexander in his series of matches against WWE US Champion AJ Styles. Alexander took a number of losses to Styles, including a somewhat of squash match at WWE Clash of Champions.
Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT spoke with Alexander about these reports, and the WWE Superstar didn’t feel like he could get buried losing to Styles.
“Of course [it annoyed me],” Alexander said. “When you hear things like that, it doesn’t help my brand, you know what I mean? Regardless of how you feel about it, whether you think AJ buried me or not?it was fine. I knew what it was! It was great matches, I got to show a lot of my personality and my in-ring style. A loss isn’t a burial. It’s AJ Styles, how is that a burial?! He’s one of the holy trinity’s of wrestling to me [with Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels] so to lose to essentially a wrestling deity is fine by me.
“I read comments like, ‘Cedric is great, but they’re burying him’ but it’s like, you must have check out the match then? It was good, right? You can’t get buried losing to AJ Styles. You just can’t. There’s a reason they’re putting me in a the ring with AJ Styles.”
Alexander also commented on working with RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman, calling it a “dream come true.”
“Working with Paul Heyman has been a dream come true and something that I never really thought would happen,” Alexander commented. “Because he’s like the godfather of ECW, I thought, ‘I’ll never be his type of ECW guy. Oh, he’s Brock’s advocate? He’s a Brock Guy, there’s no way I’ll get to work with Heyman.’ But talking to him and picking his brain has helped me tremendously. He’s helped me with my in-ring work, my confidence and just being more comfortable as an all-round. I love it.”
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) November 9, 2019