Tyler Breeze is also known as Prince Pretty and one of the best parts of SmackDown Live alongside Fandango. But Breeze was once a little boy in Canada just finding out about the wonderful world of pro wrestling.
Tyler recently spoke to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho about his first exposure to WWE and why he thought they were the only game in town.
“You know it’s kinda crazy man because I grew up just like in a small little town and I had two channels growing up” Tyler Breeze said. “It was just a small little town and I had a small TV with the bunny ears on it and I had two channels — two and seven — and WWF was the only [wrestling show] that came on. It was WWF Superstars on Saturday afternoon. Besides that, I had no clue any other wrestling existed.”
“I didn’t know about independents, I didn’t know about or anything” Breeze continued. “And I slowly — we used to have “Video Updates” — like the Blockbuster where I was. And you go there and get this deal, it was seven movies for seven days for $7 and my family would go, we’d chose the movies and I would always choose two movies and I would always choose these random wrestling ones.”
“But it would have these guys who I would have no clue who they were like Sting and Vader and all these guys and I’d go: ‘they’re not from WWF, I have no clue who these guys are’ — or I’d be like playing a WCW video game and I’d go ‘this must just be like made up [characters] — I don’t know who any of these guys are!'”
Of course, Tyler Breeze finally discovered other pro wrestling companies but his first exposure to WWE has got to be a reason why he is still so tride and true to Vince McMahon and Company.