Colt Cabana Talks Scotty Goldman in WWE, CM Punk’s Success and ROH vs. TNA

Newsday.com has an interview with Colt Cabana. Here are some highlights, hit the link earlier for everything.

Why his WWE Run Didn’t work out: “I always thought I was the perfect fit. It only made sense to me. I was able to stand out in ROH because everybody was such a hard ass, Japanese style wrestler. And here I was with a little bit of personality. But my wrestling backed it up, so I was able to fit in. So obviously, you’d think WWE would be a great place for me and my style. One thing I guess I’ll say is that I’m not a politicker. I’m not a political master by any means. And that’s half the game up there. I was in the developmental system, for two years. The guys I saw every day kissing ass, I said to myself, “Man, I don’t want to be like that. Just because they’re kissing ass, it’s so obvious that they won’t succeed.” And then they do succeed. And you’re like, ‘Man, I guess that’s what you have to do.’ But if that’s what you have to do as a job or if that’s where your life is and what you need in order to make your life successful, then that’s not something I want to be a part of.”

On CM Punk and Jealousy: “No, there’s no jealousy when it comes to Punk. I’m so, so proud of what he’s done. I’ve said that about all the guys in the independents. Sean Daivari is a good friend of mine. And when Daivari first got signed (to WWE), I had been wrestling for a long time in the Midwest independents and he was a young kid. I think he got signed when he was 19 or 20. And I called him up and I said, ‘Hey man, congratulations. That’s so nice to hear.’ And the first thing he told me was, ‘Thank you. Honestly, I’m getting a lot of grief from people. People are really upset that I signed.’ And I couldn’t believe that. To me, these are my people. I’ve been doing the Midwest independents for 11 years or whatever. And these are the people you grow up with and see wrestling. And I’d rather – if it’s going to be somebody, if somebody’s going to make a break, then I’d rather it be my friends from my area than a bunch of these schmucks who couldn’t make it in the XFL, and then signed with WWE. So I say, better the people that I know, better my friends make it than people that I don’t think deserve. Guys like Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) and C.M. Punk and Samoa Joe, we’ve all worked so hard. And some people will make a break a little earlier and some people will make a break a little later.”

On TNA vs. ROH:

“I always saw ROH as the underground, cult, mom and pop. Basically two dudes started it out of a video company that wanted to put out the best wrestling. TNA started with the Jarretts, but they had money, money, money. They had lots of money behind it. So, to see where they’ve gotten isn’t a surprise to me, because money talks. And you’re able to do a lot more with money. So maybe I’m jealous in terms of the marketing and in terms of the corporate backing that they have. I wish ROH had that, but it doesn’t. We work with what we have and that’s always been the system… I think if you put a $15 million panda bear behind ROH, it would be the most incredible wrestling product that the world has ever seen. But the reality is that it isn’t. It’s just the top independent, non-contracted wrestlers who are pound for pound the best wrestlers. We’ve got the greatest show in the world, but if nobody knows about it, then how will they know it’s the greatest show in the world?”

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