Former NXT announcer Rich Bocchini (Rich Brennan) spoke with Jay Reddick of the Miami Herald. During their discussion, Brennan touched on how the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes helped him improve in his career & Brennan also discussed why some wrestling fans prefer the indies over WWE.
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How Dusty Rhodes Helped Him:
“I loved to pick Dusty’s brain on big-picture stuff. He gave me confidence. There were a lot of kids learning promos who were scared to death, but if he saw you worked hard and had passion, he would get behind you. He trusted both me and Corey Graves to do more and more and that was huge.”
“I think it has to do with how nerd culture has melded with popular culture. A lot of indie wrestling is the hipster crowd that’s maybe into ‘Star Wars,’ comics and craft beer. I’m a little older, but I consider myself one of them. Every decent-sized city now has one craft brewery, if not four and people want to support the local brand, it feels like they can make it their own. That’s what indie wrestling is, it’s craft wrestling. It caters to the fan that doesn’t want the bigness of WWE and the indies are small enough that they can really listen to what people want on a more personal level.”