Ricochet has wrestled all over the world, dazzling fans with his aerial and athletic ability. Before he was signed by WWE or even appeared in NJPW, he made his name in PWG and other Independent companies like CHIKARA and Dragon Gate.
Speaking to "Flash" Morgan Webster on the Wrestling Friends podcast, Ricochet explained Chris Hero's (Kassius Ohno in WWE) influence on his Independent career.
"He's always been there to support me," said Ricochet. "When Matt Sydal got signed (by WWE) and left Ring of Honor, Chris Hero was there trying to talk to the Ring of Honor office like, 'we don't really have any high fliers at the moment. This kid here, he's young and has potential. He's still new but he learns.' He was really trying to get me into Ring of Honor. I had one tryout for ROH ever. It was a six-man tag and it seemed to go really well and they seemed to like it, but they never called me back. But PWG, Hero was the one who talked to Super Dragon about me. They flew me out to do BOLA 2010. When it comes to helping the younger generation, there are not many people who are as good at it, patient, and as willing as Chris. He's great. He was the reason why I got to PWG."
Ricochet went on to win Battle of Los Angeles 2014 and 2017. His last Independent match before signing with WWE also took place in PWG, losing the PWG World Title to Chuck Taylor at PWG Mystery Vortex V in 2018.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Ricochet discussed his frustrations with his Lucha Underground contract. You can view his full comments by clicking here.
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