IMPACT Wrestling star and former X-Division Champion Chris Bey recently spoke with Sports Illustrated for an interview covering all things pro wrestling.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the new interview.
On representing IMPACT in a match against Kenny Omega:
“If we wrestle, I’ll be wearing the IMPACT flag when we do. I’ll test my skills against anyone from AEW. They can all learn a lesson from me in the art of finesse.”
On how he’s grateful for IMPACT giving him a chance:
“I have been given a chance in IMPACT to work with the best. I want to be the best, so that means I have to constantly evolve. I love what I do, so when I get into the ring with guys like Willie Mack, Eddie Edwards, Rohit or TJP, I’m also learning from their style. They’re teaching me how to grow as a performer. I want to keep growing. I don’t think I’m the best in the world, but right now, I’m the best version of myself. I have the ability to be better tomorrow, and then better than that the day after. Over time, I want people to think of Chris Bey when they think of wrestling.”
On giving fans the same sensation wrestling gave him:
“I never got into this business to become famous. I am here to give people the same feeling that wrestling gave me. Watching is how I escaped from my reality, and I want to give that back. That’s my purpose in this world. I wouldn’t be where I am today without wrestling, so it’s very important to give that energy right back. I want to reach out, connect, and respond to everybody. I want to motivate people to go chase their dreams.”
Check out the complete Chris Bey interview at SI.com.