Brian Fritz sent this in.
This coming weekend, EVOLVE returns to action with three shows in Florida including Friday night in Ybor City, Saturday in Orlando and then Sunday in Jacksonville. Drew Galloway (formerly known as Drew McIntyre) will be on all three shows making his debut for the promotion and also returning to the ring for the first time since leaving WWE.
Galloway joins Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com to talk about his return to the ring this weekend with EVOLVE, what it’s going to be like for him to get back in action, his recent trip trip to Scotland and his surprise appearance for ICW, his passion for the wrestling business, his vision of pro wrestling, what his mission is going forward for himself and for the business, the state of the indies, being a nice guy in a business filled with politics, wanting to wrestle around the world, why EVOLVE is such a great fit for him right now, his time with 3MB including their album and where that stands, if he still has his cowboy hat and more.
Download or listen to the interview at http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/08/05/drew-galloway-return-ring-evolve-back-scotland-mission-going-forward/
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Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On getting back in the ring this weekend for the three EVOLVE shows in Florida:
I’m very excited to be a part of the EVOLVE shows. There’s a reason why this is my first match … like the Scottish thing was my first appearance. It was the right place. I’m not just going to be a guy who has random matches here and there for no reason. Everything I do has a purpose for my goal which is to create a buzz. The guys on the show are some of the best wrestlers in the world and that’s what I want. I want to be surrounded by the best possible wrestlers and EVOLVE from top to bottom, there is no filler on that roster. Everybody is phenomenal.
On return to Scotland for a surprise appearance with ICW:
It’s one of the proudest moments I’ve had in wrestling. I had a few and obviously some big ones in WWE but this particular moment was a very big surprise. We came up with this idea where they already had a sold out show of 1200, 1300 people in one of the nightclubs in Glasgow and we arranged for me to be a surprise at the very end. So it was how are we going to keep this a secret? In wrestling, no secret ever gets kept especially in a small place like Scotland and the Commonwealth Games, which is an olympic-like event, was going on. I was like no way. But we managed right up until the day to keep it a secret. We didn’t tell anybody. I got into Scotland, saw a couple of people I recognized but they didn’t post it on the internet, hid in my home for two days with the blinds closed, just peering out like a hermit. And then on the day of show, I jumped in my dad’s car with my head down all the way to Glasgow and snuck in the back door and headed to the ring. The place turned the lights out and then back on and it was one of the greatest feelings I’ve had.
On his plans for his immediate wrestling career:
I’m a man on a mission right now. With the experience I have, 13 years now and 7 with WWE, and I just turned 29 I’ve got a lot of time on my side. I see it as my responsibility to start trying to help wrestling because if I don’t do something wrestling is going to die, like wrestling as we know it.