Chad Gable's recent raps on Smackdown won't likely go down in the record books as far as great promos are concerned, but the former tag team champion is quick to credit the Performance Center for helping him along in that department.
During an interview with Nottingham Post, the standout amateur wrestler turned pro wrestler explained the frustrations of promo class and moving on to NXT.
"Coming in, I was big fan of technical wrestling but I quickly had to learn that is a small part of what we do. It took me a while to get to grips with that, he said. I credit the Performance Centre (Florida-based training center) a lot of that. We had to do a lot of what we call promo classes and I was thrust in there from week one. I was thrown in front of 60 people I’d never met and it was just the most gut wrenching thing for me. It killed me every week. It was high and anxiety but like anything else, it gets easier week after week.”
Gable has since joined veteran Shelton Benjamin in a tag team, and the two are slated to take on champions The Usos this week on Smackdown Live. Gable had previously teamed with Jason Jordan, who was pulled from the Smackdown brand to join Raw as Kurt Angle's "son."