Jake Crist Compares OVE To The Freedbirds, Talks OVE’s Bad Luck Of Getting National Exposure Before Impact & More!

Impact Wrestling star Jake Crist was recently a guest on Interactive Wrestling Radio. Here are some highlights…

What “Ohio Versus Everything” Means:

“It is in our water. There is a sense of pride when you’re from Ohio! There’s a reason we are the heart of America! As far as I can remember, it has always been my brother and I versus everything. That is kind of the approach we take in our personal life as well as our professional life is us versus everything. If you fall into everything, I’m sorry! (laughs) But, it is Ohio Versus Everything!”

On rumors of WWE trying to acquire the HWA Heartland Library:

“That has been a rumor for as long as I can remember. We actually started there. Sami Callihan as well. As far as the video library, I have no idea. That could be the office being the office. But, I remember that rumor going as long as like 10 years back.”

On oVe having bad luck getting national exposure before now:

“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of Impact Wrestling. As far as us being on the cusp and having it taken away, that actually has been the story of Dave and Jake Crist. It has always been taken away. Whether it has been injuries or whatever it may be, that is the cards that were dealt to us. To be completely honest, I’m actually very happy it took us 15 years to get to this point. My brother and I, and Sami, are polished to the point that people can see that these guys are no joke.”

On rumors of his retirement:

“As far as that goes, I was doing a thing with my home town promotion Rockstar Pro. I was doing a retirement tour there. But, that was the only place I actually announced it. I was getting ready to have my second child so I wanted to take time away from the business. I wanted to do things right the second time around. The first time, I missed so many things. I never really planned on retiring. I planned on coming back. It all depended on my daughter and how she grew and became independent as a child.”

Comparing oVe to the Fabulous Freebirds:

“There is. I think me and Sami kind of said it as a joke but if you look at it, there are a lot of similarities! (laughs)”

On changes backstage at Impact:

“I can’t complain at all. I’m very happy with everything I’ve been a part of. As far as changes, I don’t know what is going on. What I know is what I’m doing as far as wrestling goes. Does that make sense?”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard

Huskie Howard is the owner and editor-in-chief of WrestleFix.com. He is a long time contributor to WrestleOhio.com, where he is known for his extensive coverage of Ohio pro wrestling and interviews with the stars of the Ohio pro wrestling scene.

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