In an interview with the Miami Herald, WWE superstar Chad Gable spoke about a number of interesting topics including being helped out by Gerald Brisco during his WWE tryout, his comments about how he doesn't watch MMA nor is he really interested in taking part in it at all and some notes on some of the people he looked up to while growing up as a wrestling fan. You can check out the full interview in the link above. Below are some excerpts:
Some of my favorites growing up, when I was 11, 12-years-old, I loved the guys in the cruiserweight division in WCW. Eddy Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho. As it evolved, I grew to appreciate guys who had a lot of technical abilities. Bret Hart, Owen Hart. Eddy Guerrero always stayed a favorite of mine through the years. He was a smaller guy, but he never wrestled like a smaller guy.
On the mat at a very young age, Gable became a top notch amateur wrestler. As a very accomplished amateur wrestler, it seemed the next step for him would be MMA.
He replied: “No. A lot of people ask that and think it would have made sense, considering my background, but MMA was something I...and still to this day...was not very interested in. I don’t really watch it. A lot of people assume that I do, but I don’t. For whatever reason, it just didn’t grab me like it did a lot of people in my [amateur wrestling] field. For me, it was just amateur wrestling and pro wrestling that I fell in love with.”