Alex Riley Discusses The Role FCW & The Miz Have Played In His Success


GO386 has a new interview online with Alex Riley to promote Sunday's scheduled WWE house show in Daytona Beach. While the show was postponed and rescheduled for September 14, 2012, the interview was still published. Below is an excerpt:

Q: How important do you think FCW was in helping you get to WWE?

A: "I think it was a huge deal. I really knew nothing about the wrestling business. I was a fan of it growing up as a kid. I was playing football and following it back and forth. I got really, really into it. It was a second dream of mine to become a WWE Superstar. When I was done with football, I started pursuing wrestling immediately. I really had to learn the craft. I had never been in a wrestling ring before. I had to learn what it takes to be a wrestler. It's a lot more physical than what it comes across as on TV. I owe a lot to Dusty Rhodes -- the speaking part and the character part of the business."

Q: How important was The Miz to your wrestling development?

A: "Huge. I think on NXT, I think I had something to offer, but you never know. I didn't know what was going to get thrown at me. They would throw us out on live TV, and we didn't know what was going to happen. It was truly like live TV -- anything can happen -- and it took a lot of preparation. I was very confident to have The Miz -- it really solidified everything, his presence. It amplified any promo I cut."

Click here to read the full interview.

Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Azlan Munir for sending us the link.

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