AEW wrestler Ryan Nemeth has opened up about his experience so far as a professional wrestler and how it has been going working with the nascent wrestling promotion.
In an interview with “Into The Danger Zone” podcast, the 37-year-old talked about pro wrestling, his experience working with fellow wrestlers in AEW, the Jon Huber Legacy Foundation and much more.
“I will say it’s not a perfect company,” Nemeth told podcast host Chris Denker. He continued, “They’re new, they’re growing, but it is the happiest, most creatively fulfilled and encouraged that I’ve ever felt in the context of pro wrestling ever, bar none in any case ever.”
The AEW star also praised the company’s fan base as well as head honcho Tony Khan. He said there’s an overall supportive attitude when it comes to wrestlers wanting to do their own stuff.
“It’s an amazing company, an amazing leadership, peers, the fan base, and Tony Khan rules. He’s awesome. Cody is a great leader for people there. The Young Bucks are so amazing in-ring and behind the scenes.
“They are very much in support of things that matter. Kenny is a great mentor for wrestlers. The leadership there is huge. It’s awesome. We have Amanda Huber on board now running the charity department.
“For a company to allow me, in writing, to say, ‘Yes, we encourage you to do acting and filmmaking projects and you will not be punished for it’, I thought, wow, this is amazing.”
He said that while he could not say anything about his ultimate goal due to him figuring out different aspects within the company, he revealed he wanted to expand on his role as a performer.
“Because AEW is so new, it’s hard for me right now to say right now what the end game is there because I’m still kind of figuring out what the company itself is, so it’s hard for me to say what an end game with AEW is, but I would like my role as a trusted talent and behind the scenes person to increase more and more whatever that means.”
He went on to say that he wants to continue with his acting and filmmaking gigs outside of AEW, adding that it’s something both he and his brother, WWE star Dolph Ziggler, would like to keep on doing.
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