Ricochet has new goals after coming to NXT.

At NXT Takeover: New Orleans, Ricochet competed in a ladder match for the NXT North American Championship. It was one of his first matches in NXT ever and he talked to WWE.com about his time in the independents trying to get into WWE or NXT. He said he has been wrestling for nearly half of his life.

"I had been a fan since I can remember. I started training when I was 14, and my debut match was actually on my birthday, Oct. 11, 2003. So, as of this year, I will have wrestled for half my life. That’s pretty wild when I think about it," said Ricochet.

After spending fourteen years trying to make it in professional wrestling, Ricochet finds himself looking for new motivations after finally making it into WWE developmental.

"Honestly, when I first started, I never thought I’d make it to the WWE. So now that I am here, my only goal is to become the best performer I can be and try to be an inspiration for my son and anyone, really, who doesn't think their dreams are possible because of where they’re from or their circumstances. If I can inspire even one person to follow their dreams, then it will all be worth it," Ricochet.

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The rest of the interview with Ricochet is available at WWE.com.

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