Andy Steven sent this recap in:

March, 26, 2009 – Former Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion and Tag Team Champion, Joey Ryan, who is also a former NWA World Tag Team Champion and appeared for WWE several times as well as working for the short-lived MTV promotion Wrestling Society X, recently took some time out of his scheduled to speak with He spoke on several topics from how he started his career in wrestling, PWG, working in WWE, and much more. Below are some highlights:

On breaking into the business: I started wrestling in 2000 with Jesse Hernandez’s Empire Wrestling Federation and went on to Rick Bassman’s Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 2001 and grew from there. Lately I have been traveling the world applying my craft and becoming a world famous superstar in the process.

On his training: At Jesse Hernandez’s I trained a lot with Bobby Bradley, then at UPW I trained with Brian Kendrick and Tom Howard and I later went on to the Inoki USA Dojo to train with Bryan Danielson.

On working in WWE: My personal favorite match was with Sylvan, but all those guys are super cool. None of them tried to big league me.

WWE’s backstage atmosphere: Like a business, but a fun business. I mean, I’m sure everybody there is more happy doing that then they would be bagging groceries for a living. Not that bagging groceries is a bad thing if that is your calling.

Joey also speaks on working with MTV’s Wrestling Society X, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and more. You can read the complete interview at