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Christian On His Advice For AEW, What He Enjoys Most About His Podcast & More


Christian was recently interviewed by “TV Insider”. During the interview he discussed his role on The History Channel’s “Knight Fight”, advice he’d give to the people running AEW and what he enjoys the most about doing the Pod Of Awesomeness. Here are the highlights:

On “Knight Fight” & His Role:

These knights travel all over the world to fight in international competition. There is this whole underground sport here that is getting this big stage to show the everyone what they do. It’s exciting for me to be a part of it because these guys blew me away with the intensity, the passion they all have for what it is they do.

My position is to ask the questions that the viewer would, so I wanted to be an extension of the audience. I really started to pick it up and learn why the guys were choosing certain weapons or doing certain things. Getting to interact with all the competitors, everyone was so grateful for this opportunity to have this opportunity…They really left it all out there when they were competing.

On The Advice He’d Give To AEW:

I think that they need to focus on themselves. I think the knock TNA had is they seemed to worry too much about what WWE was doing instead of focusing on their own. That would be the way to go, in my opinion.

As far as new signing Chris Jericho goes, he is obviously one of the biggest names in the history of the industry. So that is a major feather in their cap right off the bat that they are legit and going to try to make it work. Otherwise, Chris is a professional. He wouldn’t have attached himself to it if he didn’t think AEW had a bright future.

On What He Enjoys Most About Hosting E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness:

I’m excited to work with all the talent, because many are playing against type of what you’re seeing them portray on television on a weekly basis.

We try to have a fun environment when there’s not the pressure of live television. It’s just a very easygoing atmosphere with tons of room to ad-lib and make things your own.

We definitely had certain people in mind for different skits. Bray Wyatt, for me, from the first season and second with the midwife skit, which was to me, so funny. Then there was Samoa Joe with the Girl Scout cookies. Even doing throwbacks with the superstars of the past. I think everyone really has delivered, and I’m just really happy with how the season has gone.

It is great to feel that energy and excitement of these careers starting out. You get a sense that big things are starting to happen for them. That’s exciting to get in there and share some of these experiences that I’ve had in the past with them. They have this thirst for knowledge at this point to want to get better and maximize every opportunity they get. I’m almost living vicariously through them.

On Whether He Considers Himself To Be Retired:

For me, I’ve never been the guy to go out there and say, ‘That’s it. I’m done.’ Honestly, I think what happened is when I got hurt, nobody knew this was going to be the end. It was a bit of a process. It was four or five months down the line when we realized I wasn’t coming back from it.

So, it’s kind of hard to go back after and say, ‘Remember five months ago when I was off TV? Well, guess what?’ It got to a certain point when it was too hard to go back and do anything. I’m completely fine with my career. I feel like I accomplished everything I ever set out to accomplish. On to the next chapter.

Credit: TVInsider

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