Anthony Greene is back!
August Grey was released by WWE back on Friday, June 25, 2021. Now, Anthony Greene, calling himself “The Alternative,” is back on the independent scene and looking to make a major impact.
Returning to his home promotion of Limitless Wrestling to a raucous ovation, Greene revealed to Sports Illustrated that he was brought to tears by that moment and was happy to “do things the right way” upon his return to the ring.
“It was the first and only time I’ve almost broken into tears from the crowd’s reaction,” Greene says. “This was my first match back, so I put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure I gave these fans a great performance.”
“I never got to do anyone the favor on the way out, so I thought it was so important I came back to do things the right way,” adds Greene, who won the match via disqualification, extending his feud with Garcia. “Garcia is a cardio machine. He can go, and he hits hard. He made me step up my game, and those are the wrestlers I want to work with every week. He brought the best out of me.
“It just felt so good to be back. The ring canvas is an art canvas. Independent wrestling is so unique, and there is no one telling you what you can or can’t do. I had a completely different match with Dan Garcia, physicality-wise, moment-wise, than what I was able to do in WWE.”
Now, looking forward to the future, Anthony says he is looking to perform everywhere he can and sign with one of the major growing promotions outside of WWE or AEW.
“I want to be everywhere,” Greene says. “I’m going to be at AIW in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a huge booking. I’m doing the OWA-Paradigm Heavy Hitters tournament, I’ll be at Limitless as often as I can and there is so much more. And I plan on going somewhere, whether it’s Ring of Honor or Major League Wrestling or IMPACT or NWA.
“I told myself early on that I was going to make it to WWE, and I did that. My life is wrestling, so now I’m now going to live my life wrestling. I’m going to wrestle Eddie Edwards. That means the world to me. I have the opportunity to wrestle the best out there, and I’m going to show the world the star that I am.”
You can check out the full interview here.