Channing Thomas has become one of the top names on the independent scene and is coming off a huge month, winning the Limitless Vacationland Cup and Limitless World Title on the same night.
Along with being the face of Limitless, Channing has traveled across the country and working for various independent promotions. His visibility on the independent scene helped earn him spots on AEW Dark.
Speaking to Jeremy Lambert & Stephen Jensen on The Spotlight, Channing discussed time on AEW Dark.
"I love doing stuff like that. I love seeing how the pudding is made, how the food is made. The inner workings of the machine, behind the scenes. It's always so awe-inspiring to see how many hands and different people...you see your TV stars, and you know those guys are there, but you forget how many people are running around to make sure the ship goes. It's always so awe-inspiring to watch. I got thrown in the fire and got to wrestle a lot of different people there. It's always cool wrestling people you grew up watching too, wrestling Matt Hardy," recalled Channing.
Channing faced the likes of Rush & The Blade & The Butcher, Matt Hardy & Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen), and The Factory (Cole Karter, Lee Johnson & QT Marshall).
Asked if he got any advice from anyone during his time at AEW, Channing replied, "I can't remember if I got any that day, but I did get some from Matt Hardy when we were working on the independents. It was 'stick to your basic fundamental stuff' because that's the most important stuff. Have that framework set and build on that framework. I've always tried to stay true to that, even before he said that, but hearing it from a guy that has made so much money in our industry really puts it home how important it is."
Channing previously wrestled Hardy at Northeast Wrestling.
Elsewhere during the interview, Channing praised Jon Moxley for being an industry leader. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
Fans can watch the full interview with Channing in the video above.