During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, Matt Sydal spoke about the advice he received from Triple H while he was working for WWE.
The man formerly known as Evan Bourne spoke about the words of wisdom that were passed onto him by “The Game” while they both worked for Vince McMahon:
“One of my favorite quotes is, ‘unlearn something every day.’ It’s an Alan Watts quote. Triple H was so generous to me with his time and his knowledge when I was like the young up-and-comer wrestling Chavo, and every life event, after our matches, he would come back and give me just a list of things to work on which is exactly what I see going on in NXT, like how they’re adopting a high-flyer style to the WWE audience.
“Basically, how WWE, NXT does their stuff is the advice that Triple H was giving me, and that’s great, but It includes a lot of assumptions. They’re not necessarily false, but they don’t have to be true either.”
Sydal also spoke about how a dream match for him would have been against current SmackDown Tag Team Champion, Cesaro on Monday Night Raw:
“One of my dreams in life was to wrestle Claudio [Castagnoli] on Monday Night RAW. If I had been able to do that, I think people’s brains would have exploded. That’s just the kind of match that I wanted to have, that I could never have because I’m a flyer. Every flyer needs a base. You can’t fly, as you know, with one wing essentially. One wing won’t fly, and so when I got to WWE, I re-adjusted my entire style.”
The former WWE Tag Team Champion also spoke about some of the people he’d like to face in WWE right now, namedropping two Monday Night Raw stars:
“Now, there’s a dozen plus guys that I would just love to have matches with from the NXT UK guys, the NXT guys right now [and] the guys moving up to the main roster. I’d like to Uhaa [Nation], Ricochet. There’s so much talent there. They have probably twice or three times as many people under contract.
“So I love that there’s two times, three times as many jobs going out there because all these guys are talented. They all deserve to make a living in wrestling, and I was sort of worried how they would if WWE wasn’t going to be hiring the best wrestlers, if they were only going to be hiring guys that fit what they were looking for.
Speaking of Matt Sydal, he recently revealed in an interview with WrestleTalk’s own Louis Dangoor that he turned down the chance to return to WWE a few years ago. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Thanks to WrestlingInc for the transcriptions.