Ring Of Honor's Shane Taylor recently spoke to Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio for an interview, which you can check out at this link. You can also see the interview above, and highlights below:
His favorites as a kid:
"I loved Jake "The Snake", I loved the Undertaker. Ron Simmons was great. Vader and Stan Hansen were probably the two stand-out influences for my career for being a big kid and being a big guy now, I know a six pack is probably not in my future. (laughs) Stan Hansen and Vader were two big, mean looking guys. I was like, "All right, I know how to fight. I can do that" Watching the matches that they had in Japan, I tried to bring an evolution of that style. That's what I bring to the ring in 2018."
The incredible reaction during his match with Joey Daddiego recently:
"When you can get a crowd to go in a frenzy like that, that's what you live for. This is why you put all the work in, this is why you train so hard, this is why you do the flights, this is why you do the miles. This is why you do all of that - To get that reaction and feel that energy. One of the things I pride myself on is having great matches with guys that are just starting out or if they're veterans. I can have great matches with anybody. That match, for me, was a statement match for me. That match, in particular, was a goal of mine. I had a point to prove."