Rich Swann Credits Wale For Getting Opportunity With WWE

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Dot com published a new exclusive interview with new WWE NXT recruit Rich Swann. Below are the highlights:

How it is going at the WWE Performance Center one month in:

It’s going really well. There are some tough days, but every day I learn something new. It’s the best facility ever. Anybody who wants to be a wrestler, this is the place to be. You’ve got the best coaches. You can’t go wrong.

What led to him getting a tryout at the Performance Center in September 2014:

Yeah, I’ll never forget it. I just got done at an EVOLVE Wrestling show, and I wake up one morning and see a tweet to me from a famous rapper named Wale. He tweeted out that Apollo Crews and I are the future of the business and we need to be in WWE. I guess that caught the attention of Mark Henry, and I got linked up with the tryout from there.

State of cruiserweight wrestling:

I really hope that one day there can be a cruiserweight division comeback. I feel like the state of cruiserweight wrestling in WWE — it’s not lacking because you’ve still got smaller guys who can move, like Kalisto, Sin Cara, Dolph Ziggler, Neville, guys like that that are just ridiculous. If there’s ever a cruiserweight division to come back, I’d like to be the face of it, like Rey Mysterio back in the day. That’s one of my goals.

Specific goals in NXT:

Definitely. If you’re in wrestling, you want to be the top guy and you want to be the champion. But my goal right now is to make it onto NXT Live Events, make it onto NXT at Full Sail and TakeOvers, and I want to take it one step at a time. And as the time comes, I just want to have killer matches and do things that have never been done before.

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