Ivar had to spend a long time rehabbing an injury, but while he was preparing for his in-ring return, he also got in plenty of reps at the Performance Center. That opened him up for a new opportunity in the company.
While speaking to WWE The Bump, Ivar explained that he started coaching NXT Superstars while he was rehabbing his own injury. He really likes doing it as well. Ivar has coached wrestlers before, but being a part of the WWE Performance Center is something very different.
“I’ve always loved teaching and helping out newer talent or younger talent. It felt natural for me to go ahead and help with that,. But it’s also a learning thing for me because when you’re helping younger talent, it’s also a learning experience for older talent. ‘Cause we get to see things with different eyes and in different ways.
“Being a coach at the Performance Center as opposed to being a coach at an independent promotion like I was before, I get to see things, again, differently than I ever have before. So, I come back with a lot more skill, mentally, than I ever have previously,” Ivar stated. “Not only does it help me, but it helps the younger talent. It’s a big win all around. I’ve loved every second of it, and it’s definitely helped me prepare for this next step in The Viking Raiders journey.”
The Viking Raiders made their way back to RAW, but they haven’t quite found their momentum yet. If they are given the room to run in the tag team division then we could be in for some intense action to come. If anything, Ivar also knows that he might have a spot open for him as a coach down the line.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote