WWE NXT Interview w/Justin Gabriel: Matt Hardy, Daniel Bryan

WWE.com is posting storyline-infused interviews with NXT Rookies, and here are some highlights of the interview done with Justin Gabriel.

on who he was a fan of growing up
I’m a fan of a lot of the European guys, like Finlay and Regal obviously, mainly because of the fact that I grew up in South Africa and they used to travel there all the time, so I got to watch them compete in person.

on working w/Matt Hardy
I’m super-stoked – I couldn’t have asked for a better coach since I grew up a huge fan of Matt’s. Even though his style now is very different from when he debuted, he’s still a high-flyer and I consider him one of the best in WWE right now. Before I met him he actually got in contact with me and went on YouTube to see what I could and couldn’t do. Since then he’s helped me out a lot and we’ve even been studying some of his old tapes.

on Daniel Bryan
I know that he’s got 10 years of experience – more experience than his WWE Pro actually, which is a tad ironic – but my style is totally different from his and I’m going to get in there and do what I’ve always done because that’s what’s brought me this far. No matter what, whether I win or lose, I’m sure it will be entertaining. There’s a saying back home that goes “Sometimes it’s not how you weather the storm, but how you dance in the rain.”

Check out the full interview at WWE.com

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