Indie wrestling star, Sinn Bodhi, formerly known as 'Kizarny' in WWE, was recently on Jordan Garber's NOW show to discuss how his career has evolved since leaving WWE. Bodhi took some time to talk about former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and how he would end up bleeding during the majority of their matches together.
"We wrestled a few times in OVW," Bodhi said. "Kofi's a great guy; I think he's super talented and I think Murphy's law did not like me and Kofi in the ring together because every time me and Kofi were in the ring together, he busted me open somehow. In the few times that we wrestled, I got busted open over something silly or weird. But I have nothing but good things to say about him and all of his success despite how many times he's busted me open with a clothesline.
Bodhi believes that his 'Kizarny' character in WWE set the stage for future characters like "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and other circus inspired performances. He says that he would like Wyatt to reference him as an inspiration so that his career might gain some benefit from it.
"I have no problem with circus guys like Bray Wyatt doing anything in this business. I don't have a copyright, it's just that if someone wants to be influenced or borrow something be my guest, but just reference it and put over where you got an idea," Bodhi said. "I have so many influences on things I do i don't take anything outright I just take bits and pieces and morph it into myself. If he was to say Bodhi was where I got a lot of my stuff from, that would help stuff out from me with promoters. In the long run, we eventually talked things out in private and I'm super glad how things turned out. When I see guys like Bray Wyatt, I hope he cares about me as much as I care about him and I'm glad he is successful and doing his thing. I like his character."
Bodhi is grateful for the experience he received battling rising star at the time, MVP, on both SmackDown and some live events that followed. At the end of the day, he sees himself as another performer that was trapped on the mid-card and didn't excel politically backstage.
"I wrestled MVP and he was great, and we had some fun matches during a few months at the SmackDown live events," Bodhi said. "But for the most part, I was that TV guy that was stuck on the middle of this card full of these mega legends like Triple H, Mark Henry, Edge, Christian and more of the coolest and best talent and then there's this old me where nobody knows who he is. And me and MVP were pulling some pretty good matches and we'd come in the back and agents like Malenko and Arn Anderson would walk up to us and say good job boys. And I was always super flattered; I just think, politically, things didn't go my way."