Jason Jordan revealed the origins of American Alpha, potentially using a dentist gimmick, and teaming with Chad Gable.
In a recent interview with Jim Varsallone, Jordan spoke on a myriad of topics including his WWE experience thus far.
Jordan has worked for the WWE since 2011, but would only break into the big leagues last year, following a 4-year stint in NXT.
Jordan has held the NXT Tag Team Championships as well as the SmackDown Tag Team Championships with partner Chad Gable.
Jason revealed the origins of American Alpha, stating-
“Dusty Rhodes was a huge mentor of mine. (Dusty) definitely helped me get me to the point where I am now. He’s somebody who’s always believed in me, and he’s had a huge influence on my career. Also, he’s the whole reason why Chad and I were put together. It was his idea, and we definitely owe Dusty Rhodes a huge thank you, because if it wasn’t for him, there might not be an American Alpha.”
On a potential dentist gimmick, Jason Jordan, who has actually pursued dentistry in the past, added-
“(Laughs) The thought actually crossed my mind, when I was in FCW (WWE’s developmental),” Jordan said. “We threw out a lot of different character ideas, and for me, being there for so long, you have to throw a lot of things against the wall. That was something that definitely ran through my mind at some point.”
Furthermore, on teaming with Chad Gable, Jordan elucidated-
“The first time we (Gable and I) were in the ring together it was definitely like magic. There was something there, and we knew there were only good things to come from there.”
“Then we really hit our stride and kind of took off from that NXT TakeOver: Respect (in October 2015), when we had a match against Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the (semifinals of the) Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. From that moment on, we’ve been on the rise, and it’s been a great run for us so far.”
Jason Jordan and Chad Gable presently perform on WWE’s SmackDown brand.
Jordan is without a doubt not only one of the best athletes in WWE right now, but also one of the most qualified wrestlers and technicians on the roster.
Here’s looking forward to the talented youngster’s rise to the top of the WWE food chain.