New NXT Superstar Ricochet was interviewed by WWE.com, where he discussed his arrival in WWE and his experiences so far. “The One and Only” also god the nod from The Rock on Twitter.

Ricochet is first asked to elaborate on how he felt at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans:

It was honestly amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to debut. And just to be at WrestleMania and experience the whole weekend was a dream come true.

He was asked how much he has had to adjust his life after joining NXT:

It’s really not been difficult at all. Maybe because everyone at the WWE Performance Center, from the talent to the coaches, have been super cool and have helped me with everything. I can’t thank them enough.

Ricochet explains what it was like on his first day, despite working against many current NXT Superstars in the past:

Oh, it was wild. Yeah, I’ve been friends with a lot of the NXT competitors for years, but just walking into the Performance Center alone is intimidating. Not only is it intimidating, but I have to try and keep up expectations I had made for myself before. Luckily, everyone here has been willing to help with any troubles I’ve had.

Ricochet discusses his upbringing:

I was born in Alton, Ill., and moved to Paducah, Ky., when I was 3 years old. I lived in Kentucky until I moved to Florida in 2015. We never had the most money, but my parents always did their best to take care of me and my brother. I had a really small but tight group of friends, and we would just ride our bikes all day after school and play video games, or we would actually wrestle out in the backyard. Those were good times, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

On what attracted him to the world of sports entertainment:

I had been a fan since I can remember. I started training when I was 14, and my debut match was actually on my birthday, Oct. 11, 2003. So, as of this year, I will have wrestled for half my life. (Laughs) That’s pretty wild when I think about it.

Ricochet explains who he took inspiration from to create his innovative style:

Well, my style is a combination of all my favorite wrestlers growing up, between AJ Styles, Matt Sydal (aka Evan Bourne), Amazing Red, Jack Evans and a lot of The Rock. (Laughs) But I try to take something from all those guys and combine it into what I wanted to be inside the ring.

He explains how he got the name:

Looking at my in-ring style, it just seemed like an obvious choice. I actually hated the name originally. But since then, it has grown to become a part of me just as much as my birth name.

Continuing, he explains what his training routine is like:

I normally did isolation/bodybuilding-style workouts. But since coming to the Performance Center, the strength and conditioning coach has me doing a lot of different workouts I’ve never done before, and it’s really shocked my body in a good way.

Ricochet explains what his current career goal is:

Honestly, when I first started, I never thought I’d make it to the WWE. So now that I am here, my only goal is to become the best performer I can be and try to be an inspiration for my son and anyone, really, who doesn’t think their dreams are possible because of where they’re from or their circumstances. If I can inspire even one person to follow their dreams, then it will all be worth it!

Finally, “The One And Only” has a message for his supporters:

I’d just like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way. It’s because of you all that I am where I am and get to do what I do. I know it gets said a lot, but it gets said because it’s true. So, just thank you all so very much.

Also of note, Ricochet recently performed The People’s Elbow at an NXT live event, leading to a response from The Rock on Twitter. Check out the interaction below:

https://twitter.com/KingRicochet/status/987135481140928512

If you’d actually like to see the new Superstar perform the move, check out the video below:

Ricochet Performs The People's Moonsault (VIDEO)

Ricochet Performs The People's Moonsault (VIDEO)

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