As noted, tonight’s WWE Stomping Grounds Kickoff pre-show saw Drew Gulak become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion by winning a Triple Threat over former champion Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa. Below is post-match video of Sarah Schreiber interviewing Gulak and asking him how satisfying the win was.
“Extremely satisfying,” Gulak said. “You know, I learned a lesson. For too long I cared about helping others and WWE is a place where it’s all about survival. You either step up or step aside. I’m sick and tired of people making excuses, going out there before their matches. go out there and worry about other things. The only thing that matters right here is this. You want to create change? This is change right here. This is just the beginning. Feels amazing.”
Schreiber also asked about fans chanting for WWE 205 Live and asked Gulak how he’s going to make change happen.
“I’m going to do what leaders should do,” Gulak said. “You see, we had other champions. They didn’t act as leaders. I’m a man who leads by example, that’s how it’s going to be from now on. I lead by example.”