Former WWE Superstar Zach Gowen recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV. You can see highlights below, and the full interview above!
He is "semi-retired" as a wrestler:
"As a wrestler, I'm semi retired. Honestly if I look back at my career, I couldn't have scripted it better. All of my dreams were fulfilled and then some beyond what I could have ever imagined. I just got into wrestling so I could get into a wrestling ring have my first match and anything beyond that was a bonus and icing on the cake. To be able to look back at my accomplishments and the people I've inspired it really brings so much joy to me. So there's not a lot in wrestling for me to do on-screen but I still have some goals off-screen, like I'd like to get into producing and I love putting shows together and match times and match cards and placing the stones in the mosaic of a professional wrestling show. I love working with young talent too and I'm doing a lot of seminars but in terms of being in the ring, there's certainly more behind me than there is in front of me."
He thinks AEW is going to be the new WCW:
"Here's the thing, AEW is going to be the new WCW. All of the ingredients are there. The indies have never been stronger in terms of attendance, merchandise sales, interest and there are more fans now than there was back in the 90s. There's the space there for AEW to step into and they're going to get so much support. Those guys are incredibly talented, Tony Khan is a marketing genius that is going to provide so much structure from a corporate side of things and let the wrestlers do what they do best. If this was a Crock-pot and some beef stew was being made, in my head I'm thinking this is going to be the best beef stew ever because all of the ingredients are top notch."