Rich Swann Says Injuries Like Takahashi's Weigh On Him In The Ring

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann was recently interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full interview at this link, and highlights below

The injury to Takahashi at NJPW G1 Special and if that potential outcome ever is on his mind for his moves:
"Of course I do. I think that goes through the mind of... Not always because, if you let it consume you, then it is going to happen. At least every wrestler for a split second, that goes through their mind. "Oh man, what if I get hurt?" I just found out about Takahashi. I don't know how it happened. Prayers go out to him. He was on a hot roll. It sucks. It is hard to rewind in this industry because we've given people so much of our bodies that they are expecting it. It is hard to up the anty. You kind of want to say "Man, enough is enough!" At the same time, it is a double edged sword. You kind of want to go out there give it your all and do nutty things. Or, lets face it, the crowd, the wrestling fans of this industry of today, they're not going to think that you're over. Or, they're going to look at you in a certain light or they're not going to look at you as one of those best wrestlers in the world. You know what I mean?"

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What he hopes to achieve in Impact:
"What I hope to achieve is to help myself and Impact Wrestling get to another level and bring us up a notch. I definitely would love, love to be the X Division Champion one day and be Impact Wrestling Champion one day and prove that I can be one of those best wrestlers in the world!"

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