Cedric Alexander Names His Wrestling Inspirations Growing Up


Cedric Alexander has listed a number of Superstars who inspired him growing up.

Cedric Alexander has been enjoying a rush of momentum since moving to RAW from 205 Live. The Superstar has managed to wrestle matches against some of WWE‘s top Superstars. Turns out that some of his recent opponents are wrestlers he admired growing up, including AJ Styles.

Speaking with SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio ahead of his match against AJ at Clash of Champions, Alexander listed the wrestlers that have inspired him.

AJ Styles was one of them,” Alexander explained. “I loved Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam, I was a big fan of any of the big, flashy high flyers. They had that high flying, high intensity, and high impact style.”

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He also added Chris Benoit and Mark Henry to the list, but admitted that he usually gravitated towards the cruiserweight style. 

Looking to the future beyond WWE and pro wrestling, Alexander reflected on his time training in amateur wrestling. He confessed that he wouldn’t mind becoming a high school wrestling coach once he has retired.

Cedric Alexander recently faced AJ Styles for the WWE United States Championship at WWE‘s Clash of Champions pay-per-view. He was unsuccessful in his attempt to claim the gold from Styles that night.

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.