• Dezmond Xavier Comments On Super Heavyweight Wrestler Brian Cage Being In The X Division
During a recent interview with the Wrestling Epicenter, Dezmond Xavier talked about Brian Cage in the X Division, doing moves involving high risk, Impact Wrestling collaborating with other companies, Scott D’Amore and Don Callis showing Impact Wrestling a new direction and more.
Below are the highlights:
On Super Heavyweight wrestler Brian Cage in the X Division:
“I am still a firm believer that it is not about weight limits, it is about no limits. If you feel you can stretch the boundaries of reality, go ahead and step into the X Division and lets see what you can do! Brian Cage felt he can and has proven he can do so. It definitely goes to show it isn’t about size, it is about what you can do.”
On doing moves involving high risk:
“I kind of walked in with that mind set being influenced by some of the smaller guys and the X Division stars. Seeing the capabilities of the human body, I just went for it! I have a fearless nature so I was ready to dive in and see what my body could and couldn’t do. I think that is what put me in the position I’m in right now. I do know what my body is capable of doing and I’m capable of doing more. When the time is right, I do plan on bringing that out.”
On Impact Wrestling collaborating with other companies:
“I think that it is awesome. Unity in wrestling is something that I’ve always hoped would come about more. Instead of us trying to belittle someone else’s craft, lets uplift it! Ultimately, it is bettering overall wrestling. The unity between companies and breaking that fourth wall and it is going to reap beautiful benefits for multiple parties.”
On Scott D’Amore and Don Callis showing Impact Wrestling a new direction:
“I one-hundred percent support it. It is moving us towards our ultimate goal which is to be seen by more fans so they can have an appreciation for a different style of wrestling – New stars, new things to be seen! Just, different! We’re here to show you that wrestling is not just one way. There is another way you can have your ice cream, there is another way you can have your pizza, there is another way you can have your chicken wings. There is another way you can enjoy something you’ve been watching for a lot of years. It might be the way that you like it initially but, hey, you might come around to it!”
• Top WWE Star Indicates He Doesn’t Want To Put Over New Talent
At last night’s Money In The Bank 2018 PPV, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns defeated “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal. Reigns was later interviewed backstage where Reigns talking about overcoming his opponent.
While Reigns’ comments were obviously scripted and kayfabe, he indicated that he doesn’t want to ‘put over’ new talent. Below is what Reigns said:
“It’s not what I had planned originally but sometimes you gotta send a statement. There’s a lot of new guys, a lot of aggressive talent coming up. A lot of guys with a lot of experience and they all want to take what’s mine. A lot of people can say what they want about me but I busted my a$$ for 6 years to make this place mine, to mold it the way I wanted it to be, to make it a better place, to leave it better than I found it, and that’s what I’ve done.
I’ll be damned, I do not care who you are, what kind of name you’re trying to make… you’re not going to use me as a stepping stone. This is my yard – in the ring, out the ring, in the back, in the locker room, I am the man around here. So if you want it, come get it.”
You can watch it below:
Speaking of Reigns, below is the storyline update that WWE posted regarding him ahead of tonight’s post-Money In The Bank 2018 edition of RAW:
Who will dare meet The Big Dog in his yard?
“At WWE Money in the Bank 2018, Roman Reigns scored a satisfying win over Jinder Mahal, a Superstar that had been an absolute thorn in the side of the former WWE Champion for some time.
What does this mean for Monday Night Raw? It means the Raw locker room is now on notice because The Big Dog is definitely hungry for his next challenge.”