The Daily Star in the UK is featuring an interview with former ROH star Nigel McGuinness – now known as Desmond Wolfe in TNA. Here are some of the highlights.
On reports he failed a WWE prescreening test:
“I had a clean bill of health from my orthopaedic guy and my local doctor, so it’s not about that. I don?t hold against anything against them, it was a business decision, and they were only doing what they think is best for them. As for me, I am very eager to prove my worth. It means so much to me that Dixie, Terry and Kurt have faith in me, in my vocation and my work. I will repay that faith.”
On the opportunity to work in TNA Wrestling:
“I am very glad for the opportunity to work in TNA. I know AJ, Daniels, Joe and those guys from ROH already – when I first came in there I was watching them work and learning form them. It’s a real positive for me having Doug and Nick here too.”
On his new name Desmond Wolfe:
“Everyone is asking me where I got the name from – someone said Withnail and I – but Vince (Russo) said he did an internet search of the most popular British names and came up with Desmond Wolfe!”
On getting to work with Kurt Angle right away:
“Who gets the opportunity to come in on their first day and beat up Angle, I mean that’s huge! Kurt has been great, just like everyone else – he’s really open to ideas. I said this in the pub the other night – if you?d have told me that I would be working Angle three weeks ago – I would have laughed, I guess that’s one of the wonderful things about life in general that it can happen – one door closes and another one opens. Talking to Kurt, well, just look at the guys he’s worked with; it’s a who’s who of legends. Austin, Rock – that’s the level he is at, and it can only benefit me.”
To check out the full interview, click here.