Eddie Edwards recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about various topics. Here are the highlights.
You and Davey Richards tried out for the WWE as the American Pit Bulls in 2013, and even appeared in an NXT match against the Ascension. Why didn’t you and Richards sign with WWE?
There is a right place and right time for everything, but the stars didn’t align at that time. It wasn’t the right time, and we found our fit at TNA. We had our tryout match with the Ascension, and it just wasn’t the right place or time. We were also in talks with TNA, and that happened to work out, which has been great. We’re signed through the end of 2017.
You have experience as a singles wrestler, including a run as Ring of Honor world champion that saw you dethroned by Davey Richards. How are you readjusting to a steady stream of singles matches while Richards is out?
We were continuing to hit our stride, so it obviously sucks that Davey is hurt. I’ve had the chance to do a little more talking on TV, which is something I want to work on and do more of, and I’m enjoying it but I do miss Davey. My goal is to put on a great show. You have to do that if you want to be respected by guys and the crowd to have a good time. When people pay their money, they deserve a good show. I want to keep putting on the best matches possible to keep the people invested in me. I want to be at the point where people are emotionally invested in what I’m doing, so they can feel part of it. That’s such a cool part for Wolves fans–we have such a great dynamic with the fans, and we connect with them and they connect with us. I like that connection.
You can read the entire interview here.