Mike Bailey Doesn't Ever Intend To Stop Wrestling, Loves Communicating And Giving Back

Mike Bailey has no intentions of slowing down.

"Speedball" Mike Bailey is at the top of his game and is widely considered to be one of the best wrestlers in the world. Along with putting on masterful performances in the ring, Bailey helps outside the ring by doing seminars, training wrestlers, providing commentary, and even holding his own events.

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Speaking on Sunday Night's Main Event, Bailey was asked if he's thought of life after wrestling.

"Yes, of course, I think about it all the time, and I feel like it's been a very long time since I've been kind of building toward that. First off, I don't intend to ever stop wrestling. It's interesting to see that happen now. You look at PCO. Not that I'm comparing myself to PCO in terms of toughness or inability to die or ability to get set on fire multiple times and still come back to wrestle. He's several years older than I am and he's still going strong. We've seen wrestlers still being able to perform as they get older and older as the technology, in terms of in-ring performances, keeps moving forward and people keep getting better and wrestling longer, staying away from injury and staying safer and being able to recover. Ever since I've started getting international experience and I've been doing seminars and teaching, and I really love that aspect of professional wrestling. I feel like things were difficult for me coming up where I didn't have a great trainer, so I take a lot of pride in telling young wrestlers the things that I wish I would have been told that would have saved me a lot of heartache. Training is something I'd like to do.

"I'm on Twitch, I love doing interviews, I love talking about pro wrestling. I think, the wrestling world, as a whole, does not give enough credit to all the great minds that have great ideas, thoughts, feelings, and opinions about pro wrestling that aren't involved in wrestling. You read a lot of really dumb comments on the internet, but for every dumb comment, you read a really smart one and I think there are a lot of people worth hearing and talking to and my Twitch channel has been a great way to communicate and engage with the community and fans of myself and IMPACT and wrestling as a whole. I could see myself doing that as well for a long time. My partner, Veda Scott, has moved from in-ring work to commentary, though she still wrestles from time to time, but we've been doing some commentary together. The beautiful thing about wrestling is that it's fully open-ended and it's a community going from the wrestlers, the producers, the people that talk about it, the people that promote the show, and there are so many things I would love to do."

Fans can check out Bailey's Twitch channel by clicking here.

Elsewhere during the interview, Bailey commented on his upcoming IMPACT Bound For Glory match against Will Ospreay. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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