Impact Wrestling's Petey Williams was interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full podcast above, and highlights below:
Wrestling changing so everyone works the X style now:
"He (Austin Aries) did present the problem. But, what's the solution? Right? If you look at every single company now, heavyweight, light heavyweight. That's the style now! What's the next evolution? Do we just go out there and just perform a stunt show gymnastics type thing? That's not professional wrestling! So, yeah, he (Austin Aries) presented the problem. But, what can it (the X Division) do to redefine itself? I don't have the answer for that. If I did, I'd be pitching it and trying to make that happen!"
Why the Internet reacted the way it did to the Callihan/Edwards baseball bat incident:
"The Internet lost its mind because he said he wasn't sorry for what he did. It is good for business! It is very good for business that he said he's not sorry. Because, you know what happened? The next week, more people tuned in because they want to see Sami get his butt kicked by Eddie. This is what a grudge match like back in the 80's and even before that, this is what a grudge match should be!"
The evolution of the Knockouts and women's wrestling:
"It is a great time to be a women's wrestler right now! You have your choice where you want to work, to tell you the truth. That is the big boom right now. If you look back 10 years or so, maybe the cruiserweight division was it, the X Division. AJ Styles and guys like that. Right now, this (women) is the boom. I don't know what the next trend is going to be. But, right now, the trend is women's wrestling. I'm proud of all of them. They're finally not being pranced around in bra and panties and stuff like that. They're given the stage to have a competitive match. And, they've been delivering!"
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