Listen: Japan, Shaun, Shawn Michaels discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness
"This right. So how's it? I'll take off from there like. And who I always I'm intrigued by this like who are the influences, you know, because we all got him. And we all have those kind of cherry picked guys are girls that we watch and one. Okay. I dig what they're doing. I gotta make it my own. But those are those are my guys. One to take your obviously, kiddos usually inspired by Shawn Michaels. But I think at the time by the time. I'd started restroom was like a huge fun of dynamite kid entire Mosk matches that. Like that was kind of like what I was like studying I'm trying to like not emulate like definitely like wasn't spire by and that. Point where you're getting like like bootleg type like video tapes of of of this like these Japanese matches or. Yeah. So pretty much my hobby was trying to get any bootleg tape from any promotion in the world. I'm like, I didn't care if I got like, you know, ten tapes from the same company or one of one from every different company. So I kinda get a gauge on where the whole world was absolutely. I was getting like seeing L AAA all these obscure like at the time Japanese promotions and like just pretty much eating. I would buy anything that came online that was like vailable that was different that I hadn't seen how different restaurants from like different. Territories. And that that was like before you two games this like ninety eight ninety nine and then in two thousand one I was you know, when I started like checking all those tapes that was like, you know, me put myself to wrestling collagen. I'm trying to like cigarette like the later land. But I'm I would say like I was inspired, particularly by one person. Like, I was a lot of influences indefinitely like watching my Guerrero Milenko. Then dynamite tiger mask, and then obviously Shaun, but that was more for like, the the showmanship or anything. Yeah. Yeah. So I mean, because you know, the guys you just mentioned very Japanese influence through all of that. You know like Eddie dean dynamite. They all spent a lot of time in Japan tiger mask. Obviously did not feel to you like that was going to be the route for you to to really get in. And kinda, you know, make your bones in the business. You know, what I didn't know what to read wasn't all just like wanted to have one match on that. Like I had one much and then. I'm like getting kind of integrated into fight kind of British wrestling scene, very different than everywhere else. And I'm starting to figure figured out and adopts like what I can do to fit in there. And that wasn't like I had like vision or avoid or wanted to go all the like, I believe in like the universe and like dropped in your own thoughts. I'm like, I'm sure like put it out. There wasn't necessarily a gold that like I'd like set. Hey, I wanna go to Japan and wrestle. I just really wanted to wrestle. I wanted to wrestle more. And that that first match one of the second one third and all right? I'm getting in England that one out of the much into states and. A lot of people don't know actually came to the states and like two thousand four that's what got me to Japan. Really? Yeah. So I've been. I'm not gonna like timeline or years dates and.."