Indy News Update #2 for December 8, 2011
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Alex Silva: ‘I love my haters’

Alex Silva is not short on confidence. To ask Silva, he was sure he was going to pull the upset of veteran Fit Finlay at the AWE Night of Legends pay-per-view.

Just as sure as he is that a world heavyweight title is in his near-future.

“It’s my destiny,” said Silva, who defeated the former United States champion Finlay in a brutal 25-minute match that left Finlay with a wrecked knee and Silva with a broken nose.

The match – and Silva’s impressive showing in it – earned the 21-year-old the praise of broadcast commentators Larry Zbyszko and “Dirty” Dutch Mantell, who early in the pay-per-view doubted the hype for Silva as the “future of professional wrestling,” but by the end of the show had come around.

Silva admits to being motivated by his critics – “the haters,” he calls them.

“If you hate me, keep hating. I like proving people wrong, but if you appreciate me, I’ll appreciate back. I love my fans. Hell, I love my haters,” Silva said.

A run at the AWE World Title is in Silva’s plans for 2012.

“AWE would have way more potential if the banner would officialy change to Alex Silva Wrestling Entertainment,” Silva said.