Ring of Honor's TK O'Ryan recently took time out of his schedule to conduct an interview with ProWrestlingPost.com O'Ryan discusses an array of topics including the transition from baseball to wrestling, how the nickname wildhorse came to be and what he still takes from his early training today. To read excerpts of the interview please see below. To read the interview in its entirety click here:
On his initial passion for wrestling:
..From a young age, I was exposed to that main event style of Ric Flair and the like, and I just fell in love with it right away. Then, I forgot about wrestling until I was about seven years old or so, and that was when I started watching it on TV regularly...
On the guidance he received from his early training:
I would say that Nick Steele is definitely interested in the physical aspect of wrestling. He really teaches the hard-nosed nature of wrestling. The hand fighting, the specific grappling and holds, he loves that stuff. It's that old school gritty and grindy approach. Ryan Waters, he does a really good job of preparing you for the wrestling world. He is phenomenal in the ring and the things he taught me on days one and two of my training I still use today almost every single match I have.
On where the nickname 'wildhorse' came from:
The whole idea of being the sassy wild horse, originally it came from the outfits I tend to wear if you ever catch me outside the ring. I'll wear some leggings and tight pants and very tight shirts, very snappy, let's put it that way...