He was one of my childhood idols, and I hope I can get in the ring with him one day. I'd love to batter The Rock.
When you're relaxed, the crowd can see it. They can feel it. They can tell when you're being real, or they can tell when you're forcing it.
I sent away to America for 'The Inside Secrets of Wrestling' that Percy Pringle and Dennis Brent wrote, and Volume 1 told me to keep kayfabe of the book. So I used to keep it in a briefcase, and I'd go to school every day, and everyone would talk about wrestling, and they didn't know what was going on, but I knew what was going on.
My goal is to actually top him and be bigger and busier than John Cena.
The first ever VHS I ever owned, my brother and I, was WrestleMania VII. We watched that thing to bits - I think the tape chewed itself up.
RVD is the most chilled man on planet Earth - if he was any more relaxed, he'd be asleep - and he is a really nice guy, too.
I want to be surrounded by the best possible wrestlers, and Evolve, from top to bottom, there is no filler on that roster.
I feel like an eagle eye when I watch my fellow talent because I believe in grass roots, putting 100 percent in when the camera is on or not on.
I was always impressed by the Road Warriors and Legion of Doom. They were just so large and bigger than life in every possible way.
I appreciate when people give us some positive feedback, and in the past, when I was younger, I might have allowed it to get to my head and have a bit of an ego.
Promoters believed in me and gave me a platform, and then the fans started believing in me. It went from me trying to show the fans what I was all about to growing companies around the world. I got to be the face of so many companies, like EVOLVE and Insane Championship Wrestling in Scotland.
When it comes to the southern states, I used to actually live in Louisiana for a year.
I was a big fan of Bret Hart growing up, and Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, Triple H. I've probably drawn from them when I was younger.
Undertaker, right up until his last day, was working full time constantly, even when he was beat up, had fire in his eyes. If he couldn't walk, he was flying around, and he was The Undertaker in every way. That was such an inspiration.
When Vince McMahon said I was going to be a future world champion, he didn't say when.