Dante Martin discusses criticisms of the way the wrestling business has morphed through the years to focus on high-flying wrestling.
Dante Martin is one of the youngest superstars in AEW and he is able to perform some incredible high-flying maneuvers, immediately capturing the attention of and getting praise from names like Bryan Danielson and CM Punk.
Speaking with Jon Alba on One On One, Dante Martin offered his take on the criticism the high-flying wrestling faces today and said that his main focus is making sure that the fans are happy overall.
“I think to the critics, they’re going to voice their opinion, and as long as overall the people are happy and you’re doing your job to the best you can, that’s all that really matters. People are going to say what they’re going to say at the end of the day, whether your back’s turned or facing them, you just gotta do you.”
Dante is spoiled for choice when it comes to brains to pick in AEW. Whether it's inside the ring or behind the scenes, All Elite Wrestling is loaded with individuals who have been in the business for decades and have a wealth of knowledge and a wide range of experience to share.
Dante named some of the veterans that he has taken advice from and who inspires him inside the squared circle.
“I’ve talked to JR a couple times. I talk to Schiavone just about every week now, of course, as you see with the pre-tapes we do. Two of the biggest names, to me, that are super influential backstage are Dean Malenko and Jerry Lynn. They’re just two of the greatest minds and nicest people you’ll ever meet. Super helpful. I watch a lot of Jerry, but Dean is the one I watch almost religiously…I almost draw, I hope it comes across like this, but the intensity, almost like the ‘I don’t care attitude.’ Just going to the ring, ‘I gotta do me, the other guy can bring it, but I gotta bring it more attitude. I get a lot of that from Malenko.”
The most recent development in the AEW career of Dante Martin came on November 24 when he joined the ranks of Team Taz. Learn more here.
Thanks to Jon Alba for passing along the above quotes. You can check out the full interview embedded above.