Bobby Fish On NXT WarGames: I'm Proud Of Our WarGames Matches, We Got Better With Each One

This week Bobby Fish was the guest on Fightful’s Wrestling Perspective Podcast with Lars Frederiksen of Rancid and Dennis Ferrell. Fish would discuss his love for the WarGames matches dating back to when he watched NWA and WCW. Fish would also talk about his history in WarGames matches, how he felt about the experience, and how he thought the Undisputed ERA would get better after each and more prepared for their next WarGames match.

The former nine-time Tag-Team Champion Bobby Fish would wrestle in four consecutive NXT: TakeOver WarGames main events from 2017 to 2020, and went 2-2. Fish would explain to Ferrell what made him proud of all four WarGames matches he was in.

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“I'm proud of the war games matches we did. We were the first, coming back for this generation over the next; none of us knew what the fuck we were doing during that first one. I felt like we got something halfway decent, and we got better with each one, and each one had a little more story to it. The fourth was very story heavy with Pat McAfee and Cole. I feel like we had the opportunity to learn from mistakes, get better at it, plan better things, be a little more strategic, without losing the organic feel of classic pro wrestling.” Fish said.

Bobby talked about the then and now regarding WarGames and how the wrestling business has changed. There have been 40 official WarGames matches, not including the countless spinoff matches from other wrestling companies. The WarGames match took place on July 4th, 1987 at The Great American Bash in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fish would go on to say, “I look back at some of those WarGames matches. I had the VHS tapes I wore out as a kid. I think from a technical standpoint, you can see just the business is just different then and there was. There was a lot more of an organic feel to those matches, good and bad. I think that’s the biggest difference between the two, is that you see the business is handled in a different way now, as opposed to what it was then. I do think they all have their own pros, cons and merit, certainly. WarGames was just an awesome experiment.”

Fish would get injured in the 2020 NXT WarGames match and had to get surgery for his torn triceps when the Undisputed ERA battled Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch.

Bobby Fish in the same interview with The Wrestling Perspective Podcast was asked by Dennis Farrell if he was a "Triple H guy." Fish confirmed he is indeed a Triple H guy, and explained why the other members in the Undisputed ERA felt the same. That story can be viewed here.

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