WWE Network commentator and former full-time in-ring competitor Alex Riley spoke with Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C. recently. Below are a few of the highlights from his conversation.
Riley recently made his return to the ring in a live event match against Tyson Kidd:
“I wasn’t nervous man, I was just excited. I was just so excited to get an opportunity to get back out there again because I really have missed it so much, being inside the ring and continuing to be an athlete doing all that stuff. When I drew the lucky Tyson Kidd draw for a match, because I really didn’t have any idea who I was gonna be with, that just kinda made me more excited because he’s such a pro. What a competitor and a great opponent.”
He spoke about Bray Wyatt and the kind of character he is becoming:
“I’m a huge fan of what Bray Wyatt has done. He’s a guy that was kinda written off. He was sent back down to FCW they didn’t really have a plan for him, although they knew he had talent and they didn’t know what they were gonna do with it. He was faced with either create something, be something, do something out of the park or find another gig and when you’re faced with that there’s a lot of pressure…”
Riley also spoke on the #FreeRiley he was promoting on his Twitter earlier this week:
“This guy had wrote a review of the match and talked about ‘hey we need to get this guy back in the ring and let him wrestle a bit’ and #Free Riley. So I was like that’s great, it’s short, it’s concise, people get it, and I believe in it. I certainly don’t feel like I’m in a cage per se, I’m getting a hell of an opportunity to be a commentator, but I’m one of those guys who I wake up and its the first thing on my mind, it’s the first thing, I wake up I go right to the gym. I’m very dedicated to every single detail of this business and what it takes to be great in this business.”
More from the conversation can be found here.
Did not enjoy him on commentary on the NXT special event. I’m not against him making an in-ring return.