Capitol Wrestling Executive Producer and Co-Creator Matthew Ryan was recently interviewed on the WINCLY podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Ryan talked about Capitol Wrestling’s working relationship between with Seth Rollins’ Black and Brave Academy, and losing talent to AEW.
Here are the highlights:
Capitol Wrestling’s working relationship with Seth Rollins’ Black and Brave Academy: “It was really easy to work with [Seth Rollins’ Black and Brave Academy],” Ryan said. “Ronnie Burton, who’s one of our wrestlers and also our lighting supervisor, came to us early this year, like right around New Year’s Eve, and said, ‘Hey Seth and Marek, they want to start doing seminars.
“They’re going to be in town in April, do you think we could co-brand something?’ It was like, bang, bang, boom – took less than a day to figure out. The seminar got sold out. Seth and Marek were great to every single person they dealt with in terms of the seminar and dealing with us. It was actually really cool, and they’re really great to work with. They trained some really good students.”
Losing talent to AEW: “[Sonny Kiss’ success] makes me really happy. When I heard about it, I went, ‘Oh no! We lost our top guy.’ And then we lost Nyla Rose, I went, ‘Oh God! Two things we were trying to build are gone.’ But it’s the wrestling business and you deal with it, you alternate,” Ryan stated.
“I found out Sonny and Nyla got signed while having the initial conversation for our Nashville show, and I’m right in the financial district and I went, ‘Oh s–t! They signed Sonny and Nyla.’ I couldn’t be happier. I honestly couldn’t be happier. Two people that deserve the opportunity, that deserve to be on an international stage; you can see that from Sonny’s performances in and out of the ring with just as who he is as a person.
“Nyla Rose is one of the funniest, most entertaining, and engaging people that I’ve ever dealt with in or out of pro wrestling… She’s a star, she’s a TV star waiting to happen.”