Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder chat about a variety of topics during the interview.
Both Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins have had up and down careers in the WWE. Ryder has gone from winning the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania to losing the title shortly after. Curt Hawkins had a losing streak that stretched three years until it was snapped at WrestleMania 35 when he and Zack Ryder became RAW Tag Team Champions. They are currently still the holders of the RAW Tag Titles and are just enjoying their time as champions because they understand how quickly things can change in WWE. Hawkins and Ryder were profiled by ESPN and spoke about their respective journeys to WWE and there was a quote in the piece in-which Hawkins stated that everyone cannot be Roman Reigns. Hawkins did mean that in a jaded way but more-so meant that everyone cannot be a top guy in company.
"I try to pull the positives out of any situation. I mean, that's how the streak was born," Hawkins said. "Everyone can't be Roman Reigns. Would we want to be? Yeah, of course. But that's just not the way the world works. At the end of the day we're living our childhood dreams, and being paid very well for it and very fortunate."
Hawkins added that his main goal right now is to make sure that the fans care about he and Zack Ryder. Zack chimed in said that it feels like fate that he and Curt are in the position that they are in and are just happy to be able to do what they loved as children.
Ryder: "I don't necessarily believe in fate, but it was meant to happen," Ryder said. "These two kids who grew up 15-20 minutes from each other their whole lives and never knew each other, and then they meet at wrestling school. Then we get signed together, at the time, they weren't really signing tag teams together. Exact same day, same tryout. Went through developmental together, debuted on TV together."
Hawkins: "We could both never wrestle again and I could look back and say, 'Wow, I think I've already went above and beyond my childhood expectations and dreams of what we've been able to do.' That being said, we're never satisfied. My current goal is to keep people invested in Zack and I as a team. At the end of the day we don't really have a gimmick anymore. We're just Brian and Matt, two kids that like wrestling and our fans are the same. They see themselves within us, and I think that's a really cool connection."
For the full profiling of the current RAW Tag Team Champions, click here. Hawkins and Ryder are not defending their tag team gold at Money In The Bank as there is only one tag match on the card and that will be featured on the Kickoff show.