Smith Jr. talks about his father’s influence on him as a professional wrestler as his career has progressed. He recalls planning out the majority of his matches with T.J. Wilson (Tyson Kidd) when they worked together in Calgary. While they had great, choreographed bouts, his father told him that he needed to learn how to work on the fly. Smith Jr. has since learned how to call matches in the ring and he thinks that’s a very valuable skill.
Smith Jr. talks about what separates NJPW from the other wrestling promotions in Japan. He points out that NJPW has basically always been the #1 promotion in Japan, similar to how WWE is consistently the #1 promotion in the world. Sure, NJPW and WWE have had their down periods, but they always bounce back. NJPW’s booking has been consistently good for a long period of time now, and they’ve been able to expand internationally as of late.
X-Pac asks Smith Jr. how the Montreal Screwjob affected him as a kid. Smith Jr. points out that at that time he was a big fan of Shawn Michaels and the other members of The Kliq. He also says that his father, The British Bulldog, didn’t really have any issues with The Kliq. It was mostly Bret who had heat with those guys, and he can recall his father even taking Shawn Michaels’ side on certain things at that time.