Tyler Breeze Discusses His WWE NXT Role, Apollo Crews/NXT, NXT Takeover: Respect, More


In an interview with Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast, Tyler Breeze revealed that he was happy with putting people over in NXT. Here are highlights:

On putting people over in NXT: “You could really look at it from a couple of different perspectives. [The way] I like to look at it, basically, is those are opportunities. Anytime they are going to say, ‘hey, we’re going to put you on NXT [TakeOver]: Brooklyn in front of 16,000 people with a legend like Jushin Thunder Liger,’ it’s not like you’re going to be like, ‘ah, damn!’ That’s something that’s really cool that nobody before me got to wrestle Liger in a WWE ring. I’m the only person and the first person to ever do that, so that’s an opportunity for me. It doesn’t really matter what the end result is.”


On his match with Apollo Crews at NXT Takeover: Respect: “Crews is someone who nobody has really seen a lot of him yet. He’s brand new. He’s fresh to the company and he’s fresh to the audience. And the audience wants to see more from him. They want to see him in a spot to [see] ‘does he have what it takes to be in a 10 minute match, a 15 minute match, a 20 minute match?’ and if I’m the person that has the opportunity to show everybody that, then I kind of take pride in that. That’s another opportunity for me too. As much as it highlights him, I think it highlights me as well.”

On if he has new ideas for his WWE persona: “Well, I don’t want to give too much away, but there [are] a couple of things in the works. And, definitely, if we’re going to do anything with technology, or anything that is basically advancing daily, I’m probably going to be the guy that’s doing it. In WWE and [professional] wrestling in general, a lot of things have been done for years and years and years and years. To find something that hasn’t been done before and to do it and be successful at it is a-whole-nother situation altogether. And now, we’ve done a bunch of things that haven’t been done before. Even something as simple as streaming a video from a phone to a tron. It seems simple enough, but nobody [has] done it before and now I’m doing it.”

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