TNA star Drew Galloway recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard. Here are some highlights from that interview….
“TNA has had a negative impression over the past couple years, and I see it as my responsibility to fix that. We have a hell of a show now, and – just like I’ve been trying with Evolve and ICW – if there is anything I can do to improve pro wrestling, I’m going to do it. I’m just going to keep working to get more eyes on the product.”
On what Brock Lesnar said to him at the end of his WWE run, when he was working with 3MB:
“I remember Brock Lesnar walked up and said to me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”. “At that point, I hadn’t done anything for a long time. When they presented it (3MB) to me, I didn’t want it. But the guys were my buddies, so I said, ‘Let’s put one-hundred percent into this and make it work.’ As ridiculous as it was at times, the crowd started getting behind us,”.
On perceived failures as the “Chosen One” picked by Vince McMahon:
“I was trying to do spots and bring matches that were only seen in the independents, and a lot of people I was working with did not like that. It’s the norm in WWE now, but that got me a bit of a ‘rep,’ and then I spoke out a few times,”.
On Vince McMahon endorsing him:
“The man who created the modern day wrestling scene endorsed me. I thrive under pressure and love a challenge, but even though I had wrestled for nine years, I was a bit naïve to the inner-workings of wrestling. There was a lot of jealousy and resentment. Perhaps I was a little naïve for thinking everyone was my friend.”