Dante Martin Comments On The Help He’s Receiving From Jerry Lynn & Dean Malenko


AEW Superstar Dante Martin was recently interviewed on the One on One with Jon Alba podcast as he spoke about the advice he’s receiving behind the scenes from wrestling legends Jerry Lynn and Dean Malenko, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On becoming tag champions with his brother: “I think there’s really nowhere to go but up. I’m hoping that as soon as Darius comes back we can get these belts going and start hopefully a legendary career because that’s what we’re looking to do. It’s been pretty hard.”

On how Darius is helping him even while out injured: “Especially just being thrown into the fishes almost, being thrown to the sharks. It’s a sink or swim. I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job swimming right now. Darius has been kind of my coach behind the scenes and been helping me out an amazing amount. Although it’s a bad situation, we’re making a good deal out of it.”

On dealing with criticism: “I think to the critics, they’re going to voice their opinion. As long as overall the people are happy and you’re doing your job to the best you can, that’s all that really matters. People are going to say what they’re going to say at the end of the day, whether your back’s turned or facing them, you just gotta do you.”

On which producers helped him backstage: “I’ve talked to JR a couple of times. I talk to Schiavone just about every week now, of course, as you see with the pre-tapes we do. Two of the biggest names to me that are super influential backstage to me are Dean Malenko and Jerry Lynn. They’re just two of the greatest minds and nicest people you’ll ever meet. Super helpful. I watch a lot of Jerry, but Dean is the one I watch almost religiously… I almost draw. I hope it comes across like this, but the intensity, almost like the ‘I don’t care attitude.’ Just going to the ring, ‘I gotta do me, the other guy can bring it, but I gotta bring it more attitude.’ I get a lot of that from Malenko.”

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