Low Ki was recently interviewed by “411 Wrestling Interviews Podcast”. During the interview, he discussed why he believes that his WWE run didn’t pan out, as well as his thoughts about first being placed in NXT. Here are the highlights:
On Why His WWE Run Didn’t Work:
Not on my end. I showed up to work, the same way I do everywhere else. I’ve been consistent. But the games that are played there, and the management that was there at that time, they weren’t interested in my participation. I came with more experience than some of the main eventers at that time, so why was I wasted in that fashion? But that’s what they wanted to involve me in. Just like fighters, you just show up and fight. You don’t complain, you just get it done. I tried, didn’t work out, so we went our separate ways.
On Whether It Bothered Him That He Was Put In NXT:
Initially when I first found out, because they didn’t bother telling me. They told me to watch just like everybody else. And I’m like, ‘Okay. This is what you guys are doing? All right, I’ll try to make it work.’ It was pretty simple on my end.
On Adapting His Style:
Well, you said a particular word, which was actually frowned upon when I was in WWE. They had asked us for information about ourselves in regard to the production for the NXT video graphics and information being presented to the public. So they would ask as far as, what would you consider my style? And I always considered it ‘adaptation.’ And the reason being is because I can flow with just about everybody in that ring, in any style. But that takes skill, because you have to study those styles. You have to practice those styles, you have to train with people who know those styles, so that when you come across people with those styles, you can hold your own. So I trained, I learned. I was qualified to do practically any style. Why? Because I trained for it. And I wasn’t a loudmouth like a lot of other people in order to hype matches, I’m old style. We do our talking in the ring. And then when we’re in the ring, what is it that we’re saying? It’s the quality of what you’re doing. So I’m not coming in and just being a hype machine that generates some attention. I’m coming in to be the best one in there. There’s a reason why I’m a multi-time champion, there’s a reason why I’m a multi-time Hall of Famer. I’m coming to win. But it’s not calling it in and taking it easy, and insulting the people that show up at the arena. You never do that to them. You let everybody know who you are through the quality of your work. It’s that simple.
You can listen to the full interview below:
Credit: 411 Wrestling Interviews Podcast. H/T 411Mania.