Trevor Outlaw Explains Why He Took Everyone Higher In Chicago

Trevor Outlaw is the rudest son of a bitch in wrestling, but he gave back to the fans on December 2 at BLP Slamilton.

Usually accompanied to the ring to the tune of Billy Squier's "The Stroke," Outlaw used Creed's "Higher" for his bout against Hayden Backlund.

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Expecting to be disliked for his decision, the crowd flipped on Trevor as Chicago knows the greatness of Creed.

"It was kind of something that blew up in my face. I’m not a very liked person in the city of Chicago, or most of professional wrestling as a whole. It seems that the only time people see the things that I do is when something violent is happening to me or I’m being embarrassed. For a clip to go around like this and it’s not in a negative light, it’s actually very refreshing. I thought to get a little bit of revenge on these pricks that treat me like garbage in Chicago...I thought they would hate it. I was like, ‘I’m going to come out to Creed.’ Everyone talks about how great Billy Squier is and how great ‘The Stroke’ is, and they’re right, Billy Squier is the man. I wanted to try something different and to my surprise, everyone went nuts and loved it. To have an entire building singing the song with me and cheering me on, I’ll be honest, this is probably the first time I’ve ever gotten any sort of positive reinforcement in my life. I had the time of my life," Trevor told Jeremy Lambert & Stephen Jensen on The Spotlight.

When asked when he made the decision to use the song, Trevor replied, "It was a spur of the moment thing. I don’t think I knew I was going to come out to it until 20 minutes before the show started."

Trevor said after the match that he was going to retire the song, and provided a little more insight into his decision.

"Maybe I take it away for a little while. I’m gonna have to have people earn it," he said.

The bout between Outlaw and Hayden Backlund ended in a double pin, and Outlaw wisely refused to go five more minutes unless he was paid a second booking fee.

He had also already won the match, and at life, the moment "Higher" played over speakers for all of the audience in the building and at home to enjoy.

Watch the full interview with Trevor in the video above.

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