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“It certainly appears that way (laughs). For me, everyone’s a perfect opponent. I’ll find a way or I’ll work around regardless of their style, whether it’s Damian Priest who has a very distinct style, [Johnny] Gargano has a distinct style, Matt Riddle, Timothy Thatcher who has a completely different style and we tore it up at NXT (TakeOver XXX). I feel like for me the real challenge has been being able to adapt and kind of swim in the current of these guys’ different styles.
“Pete’s style is kind of very similar to where I’m at right now in the ring. So I think it’s either gonna be a clash or it’s gonna complement each other (laughs). So I don't know how the match is gonna look. It could either be great or it could be terrible. But Pete is someone who I’ve respected in the ring for a long time.”
- In continuing the build for Saturday's event, Ember Moon called Shotzi Blackheart the perfect tag team partner for her with Sportskeeda. They will face Raquel Gonzales and Dakota Kai to determine the inaugural winners of the female Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
"I just love Shotzi's energy. I love her personality and it's crazy because, like, everyone thinks that we don't spend a lot of time together, but that's all we do. When we first found out that we were going to be a tag team we were spending every night at her place, my hotel, watching footage, tag matches, everything. So we can be the best tag team that we can possibly be because like, it's the Dusty. There's a legacy that comes with winning this tournament and Dusty is immortal and we want to do him well. We want to do NXT well. But Shotzi Blackheart is like that free chaotic spirit, just like myself. I find that it's just easy to vibe, easy to gel, and we're just always on the same page."
- Speaking with Sportsnet in Canada, Edge stated that he wants to have fun with the whole process of being in the ring on this go-around.
“When I was 35 it was a long night, but when I’m 47 it was an even longer night. But that’s part of the weird appeal of this thing. For some reason after being retired, being forced to retire for nine years, I feel great in there and I don’t really understand it. I know I’ve put in a ton of work, and I’m in the gym a lot, but I still don’t fully grasp how my body is pulling this off.”
He added, “I just want to soak it in and have fun with the whole process,” Edge explained. “When something’s taken away from you and you suddenly get it back, I have to savour every aspect of this and really just enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts because I don’t know how long it’s going to last.”
- Kevin Owens stated in an interview with Ryan Satin that he is hoping to jump off of the pirate ship at WrestleMania 37.
“No, I want to do it. I can’t promise people that I’m going to do it because, you know, circumstances and whatever. But, I can promise everybody that I’m gonna try as much as possible to do it.
“I’ll do my best. I’ll annoy anybody I can. I will get into anyone’s ear I possibly can. I will literally do everything in my power to get to the point where I can jump off that ship. But, even climbing up the ship, like, it’s already ready in my head. How I’m going to get up there, everything. I studied it. I did my research before I made that claim last year. So, I’m ready for it this year.”
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