Ace Austin quickly rose through the ranks in IMPACT Wrestling and has only been in the wrestling business as a whole for 5 years.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Austin shed some light on the work ethic that he feels helped bring him to the top of one of the main American promotions so quickly.
“I didn't work so hard from the time that I was so young to not be where I'm at right now. This was always the goal, and how fast I got here was nothing but a testament to my work ethic, my raw talent, the raw potential that I possess, so I can't say that I'm surprised. This is where I'm supposed to be. That's why I've been using the hashtag ‘#Inevitable’ a lot lately. I think I'd like to add that to my moniker, I am ‘The Inevitable’ Ace Austin,” said Ace.
Part of what helped him grow to such heights is his unique presentation. Ace credits his days in VFW halls as forcing him to have a unique presentation.
"I've always been big on presentation. It's something that I was taught, and innately, it was something I kind of knew. I was big into musical theater when I was in high school and stage presence is something we talked about a lot. Being able to draw attention to you and be the most important person in the room. I knew that I had to do something with this staff to encompass that,” said Ace. “Now, working as a young man on the independent level, when you're working these shows in gyms and VFW halls, there's not going to be pyro. There's almost never gonna be smoke, nothing like that. So I decided to create my own sense of pyro. That's where the staff comes in. It's something that you can't look away from, it's something that no one's ever seen before, and it was a combination of what I used to do for my entrance -- the one-handed cartwheel thing -- when I was in high school I used to do that one-handed cartwheel all the time when I was on stage or anything like that.”
You can read the full interview at this link.