Alex Shelley says he's the Kevin Bacon of professional wrestling.
Shelley, who is currently 21 years deep into his wrestling career, is one of the most respected names in all of the industry. Throughout his lengthy tenure in wrestling, Shelley has wrestled for the best promotions in the world like IMPACT Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and PWG.
Famous actor Kevin Bacon has had a decorated career in his field, as he has acted in a multitude of movies and shows with all types of different genres.
In a new interview with WrestleZone, Shelley asked fans to do a deep dive into career, noting that he thinks he's the Kevin Bacon of wrestling.
“What I would want is for somebody to dig a little deeper, go down a google rabbit hole. Just type my name in and see what happens and once you start digging into archives, you start to realize that [I am] the Kevin Bacon of pro wrestling. This guy is a conduit, this guy is somebody who does connect all corners of the universe, and I really do. It’s because I’ve been very fortunate and lucky to be surrounded by these people who are just so immensely talented. I dare you to find somebody else that was trained by Sabu, but also helped train Trey Miguel. I dare you to find somebody else who was Kevin Nash’s mentor, but also helped mentor Okada. It’s just these weird situations that only seem to happen to me, and I’m very grateful for that. The reason I achieved success is because I was around greatness all the time, that makes it easier. So I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and because of that, I may have had some influence on quite a few aspects of wrestling.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Shelley talked about signing his first wrestling contract in nearly six years. Fans can learn more here.
Shelley is set to challenge Steve Maclin for the IMPACT World Championship at the Against All Odds special event. Fans can see the full card for the event by clicking here.
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