Normally associated with a more light-hearted, comedic style of pro wrestling, Colt Cabana has shared his intentions to harness a more serious version of himself for NWA. He discussed his plans during a panel at Starrcast IV in Baltimore, revealing he is more than happy to follow NWA President Billy Corgan’s vision in how to tell their stories.
“I can wrestle any way. You want me to be serious? I’ll be serious, but if you leave it up to me, I will be the goofball that I am, that’s the wrestling I prefer,” Cabana said, “but Billy Corgan has a vision and that’s his vision and I respect it. I’m in that role and I’m going to do that role for him and I’m going to enjoy it because I love wrestling and so I have no problem doing that and I enjoy it to an aspect.”
Cabana admitted his love for long-term storytelling, recalling a previous feud he had with Homicide. A self-professed “journeyman” wrestler, Cabana is fully aware of how he hasn’t had many opportunities to develop long feuds with people. He’s hoping that his time in NWA changes that.
“I do like building stories. Years ago people remember me for a feud I had with Homicide where it started very silly and ended up in this crazy match with the Drain-O and then this crazy barbed wire match and that was a beautiful story and I loved telling that story so I love getting into that long-form and long-term storytelling.”
He continued, “But the way I kind of pathed out my career in past ten years, I’m such a journeyman and I’m so all over the place so I don’t really have that opportunity to tell those long stories so with NWA, they have it really down. They want to tell these stories and I’m definitely along for the ride and I look forward to maybe doing something super, super, super serious where you didn’t really expect it and you haven’t seen it in a long time.”
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