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
Iâ€™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
Iâ€™m super-stoked – I couldnâ€™t have asked for a better coach since I grew up a huge fan of Mattâ€™s. Even though his style now is very different from when he debuted, heâ€™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 couldnâ€™t do. Since then heâ€™s helped me out a lot and weâ€™ve even been studying some of his old tapes.
on Daniel Bryan
I know that heâ€™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 Iâ€™m going to get in there and do what Iâ€™ve always done because thatâ€™s whatâ€™s brought me this far. No matter what, whether I win or lose, Iâ€™m sure it will be entertaining. Thereâ€™s a saying back home that goes “Sometimes itâ€™s not how you weather the storm, but how you dance in the rain.”
Check out the full interview at WWE.com
Tags: Daniel Bryan, Justin Gabriel, Matt Hardy, NXT, WWE