WWE NXT North American Champion Ricochet was recently interviewed on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness. Check out the highlights from their conversation here:
Konnan trying to create heat between he and Rey Mysterio: “I remember the first time really meeting him, I walked into the room, and Konnan’s like, ‘oh, here he is! This is the guy saying he’s better than you.’ And I was like, ‘what are you doing? Like, why would you say that?’
“Because I didn’t know Rey. I didn’t know how cool he was. I was like, ‘why would you say that? He probably hates me now?’ But that’s just Konnan. But Rey is the coolest guy in the whole world and I’m his biggest fan.”
Getting emotional after he and Mysterio’s Lucha Underground match: “Like my top three [favorite pro wrestlers] are like The Rock, Rey, and Eddie Guerrero are my top three. It’s absolutely amazing [that The Rock and Mysterio put over Ricochet]. It’s pretty wild.
“I remember the first match I had with Rey at Lucha Underground, I think it was season two, Ultima Lucha [Dos], we had the match, and after the match finishes, and I’m in the ring, I’m legit, like, crying. And I’m not a crier, but I’m crying! Like, oh my God, I’m crying.
“And then I go, whatever, I leave, I go to the backstage,” Ricochet recalled, “and I go to sit down, and I just say to Rey, ‘thank you for the match’ and stuff, and I can’t speak words because I was too busy [hyperventilating and blubbering]. Like, I can’t say words because I’m crying.
“And then, I end up saying, ‘thank you’ and whatever, blah, blah, blah, and Rey goes, he said something. l’m calming down, kind of like relaxing again, and then, Rey said something that made me start crying all over again.
“We was like, ‘man,’ he goes, ‘if Eddie was here, Eddie would have loved you and to see you wrestle and stuff.’ And I was like, ‘oh my God!’ and I started crying all over again.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions