Spirit Squad's Johnny Jeter Explains His Motivation To Return To Wrestling

Former WWE Tag Team Champion and Spirit Squad member Johnny Jeter was recently interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter. You can see the full interview at this link, and highlights below. 

His return to the ring: 
"It is definitely great to be back! It has been a while! Honestly, what got me back in was when my former tag partner when I was with the Thrillseekers in Ohio Valley Wrestling, when Matt Cappotelli passed away, a close friend of mine - one of the Heartbreakers, I think he went by Romeo Roselli in WWE, he said he was going to put together a memorial show for Matt with kind of an undetermined date. A lot of people said they were going to attend the show. Again, I left in August of 2008 and I pretty much haven't been in a wrestling ring since... Well, I was in one once but Mondo and Kenny pretty much did everything. (laughs) So, I was like, "I"m not really in wrestling shape. But, sure, I'll do it." So, I started looking around for wrestling rings here in Arizona. I live in the Southeast side, Gilbert, and there is a wrestling ring on the northwest side, which is really far for me. So, I got in contact with another friend of mine, James, who wrestles as Oliver Grimsley in CWFAZ. He was like, "Come check out our shows. We wrestle once a month. Maybe you could get in the ring and roll around before the show." Well, I went there on a Saturday and I realized they really set up the ring on an at hawk basis. They set up the ring, they start doing pre-tapes, they do the show, and then they break it down. There isn't really a lot of time to roll around and wrestle and get practice in. So, I said the only way I am going to get any real ring time is if I wrestle for the promotion. I said, "I don't care. I'll lose every night. I just want to get some in ring experience, kind of get the wind back, and get the feeling back." Ultimately, I've become a bigger part of the show and it has become something fun I can do on the side and kind of has lit that fire in me again about wrestling." 

On the feel of Championship Wrestling from Arizona: 
"Oh man, I dig it! Honestly, it kind of reminds me of Ohio Valley. Obviously, the production value has gone up significantly since I was there. I like it. They set the ring up, the guys go over their matches, you get to talk to the boys. It is a well oiled machine, man. You go down to the production meeting, they tell you what they want you to convey. I dig it. It is almost funner with the smaller crowds. You get to play with them a little more. 

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