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:
His overall impressions of Impact Wrestling:
"I think it is an amazing company. I've always followed it ever since I was younger. It has always been the company where you're going to see pro wrestling. It is not just geared towards the entertainment. You're going to see what people have been die-harding to see - That fast paced, fight forever type style. That is what you're going to get out of Impact. I love that. And, with people that I've literally grown up with like Sami Callihan, the Crist brothers, Sonjay... You know what I'm saying? I feel like I'm a part of this family."
Iceman King Parsons being an influence:
"Man, if you go back and look at how he talks in his promos. If you go back and see how he had his hair shaved and everything like that. If you go back to that teleconference a few weeks ago, a lot of people misconstrued my comments about my hair being a tribute to Minori Suzuki. They gave me the idea. But, the reason I did this like that is because guys like Iceman King Parsons, they got these stupid haircuts, right? They've got people talking about him. And then he goes out there and he's infectious. He's talking to that camera, to that wide audience, and they're not even thinking about his hair. He was doing some pretty cool stuff for back then. And, look at how he looked! (laughs) YOu're not expecting that. That's why I went and I cut my hair so stupid. It is shaved all the way back and it has all those crazy designs in it. All the people are talking about it, "Oh, look at his hair! It is so stupid!" But, guess what? People are talking!"