Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
John tore ACLs, PCLs, and MCLs while working on the AEW dark match, and AEW continues to pay him while injured. And from the beginning, the injuries that occurred were not the fault of anyone. It was an absolutely unusual accident that I wouldn’t be able to reproduce if I tried it. That’s how crazy it was. Injured in the roll of everything I did in my career, rolling under the clothesline is what I did — that’s one of those weird things Not too much, but I was very very fortunate it happened when it happened, so it’s hard to see it when you’re passing it, but when you think about it later, somewhere I was able to blow my knees off at an independent show, and you know, I’m climbing a little stream without a paddle.
“There is nothing else that anyone can do at that point. Immediately after the injury, I was taken to the training room and checked out. I was one of the first people to check in the training room. With Tony Khan, he immediately reassured me. We’re going to bring you back, make sure you’re taken care of. “And soon, my heart, I was a little relieved like at that time.I’m still thinking about this eight-month recovery in front of me, so they want to get me back and give me, to be as graceful as they were [a paycheck] Every week I was there even if I couldn’t wrestle. So I was a big blessing in disguise, especially during a pandemic where an independent wrestler had no reliable independent person. If you are a part-time teacher at some point and everything is virtualized online from a classroom perspective, you don’t need a part-time teacher. So it was a huge blessing to me. That’s something I’ll never forget. The way they treated me and the way they took care of me especially during that injury. That means we need to talk about Tony, his mind, and the amount of way the company actually operates. “
John describes WWE’s experience as an extra / enhancement talent who has worked with WWE since 2012: “It was always a whirlwind. For a long time I was just trying to be booked as an extra talent. I called the office and probably bothered their hell on a regular basis. I finally got a chance. When I first went to TV, I tried as an extra with Ricardo Rodríguez, Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer. We had a tryout match and as soon as it was over To — it really worked. As soon as it was over, they just told me, “Hey, you’re going to wrestle with Ryan Reeves tonight.” And that was-the cool thing about it. Is that it was my first time, I’m doing something on TV, and it really happened in my hometown, and in Colombia, South Carolina, where I grew up, so it’s pretty It was a surreal and enjoyable experience, and from there they called me here and there to bring me back to do so I do nothing.
“Sometimes it was a dark match, sometimes it was anything. When NXT became very popular when it took off, that is, when I thought it was right at the time, so I started to get used to it more consistently. It’s a cruiserweight classic, so I think they were seeing many different little guys and cruiserweights, so I started popping up more often, and then I got it in my hometown I would dare say it’s like returning to Colombia, South Carolina. It was WrestleMania Week in Dallas. I just did a few things and went home — WrestleMania Week. I did more extra work during. I played a match at [WrestleMania] Axxess with Vaudevillians [Simon Gotch & Aiden English] And that’s it.
“When I got home that week, I got a call from Matt Bloom and booked a live event loop in Carolina that week, so I decided to work on NXT’s non-television show for Elias and Riddick Moss. I had to do it in Colombia, the hometown of the building I saw wrestling for the first time as a kid. Literally the first — I went to my first show. The Township Auditorium in Colombia, South Carolina, I Is where I started working for NXT everywhere. In a way, it was one of the nights when I felt, “Once this is over, I can stamp it here and say it’s okay.” It didn’t end there. There. There has been much more since then. I could have killed a happy man on the spot. “
About the mental struggle faced while on the go with a knee injury: “It was especially difficult for me because it was my first injury in my 13-year career. Yes, I was hurt. There were small scratches here and there in terms of injury, which is It was a difficult pill to swallow because of my first real injury and serious injury. Especially I heard that I can’t do anything for more than 8 months .. So it wears a bit, but I find a new hobby I spent a lot of time on the lake because I tried to rekindle the flames of my old hobby, not only fishing time, such things for spending non-wrestling time, but also big things for me It was a day when I was allowed to go back to the gym and do some upper body training, etc. In other words, I was cleared as soon as I knew I could do it, so I went straight there and started working out, so I was particularly in good physical condition. It was a big achievement for me because I knew I needed to get it in order. To return home, I had to keep what I had. “
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