Published on September 11th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
IMPACT Wrestling Star Brian Myers On Becoming “The Most Professional Wrestler” & More
IMPACT Wrestling has been in the news a lot lately, especially with its recent Slammiversary pay-per-view revealing some big new signings to the company in July 2020. Among those big signing announcements from earlier in the summer were The Good Brothers (“Machine Gun” Karl Anderson and “The Big LG” Doc Gallows), Brian Myers, EC3, Eric Young and Heath Miller, all of whom prior wrestling champions. Meanwhile, IMPACT itself — which airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CST, as followed by the IMPACT in 60 program — is regularly the highest-rated show on AXS TV.
The aforementioned Brian Myers is not only a favorite on the IMPACT Wrestling roster — billed as “The Most Professional Wrestler” — but also an in-demand podcaster and wrestling trainer. As a podcaster, he is the co-host of the The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast with long-time friend (and former tag team partner) Matt Cardona. As a trainer, Myers has not only trained talent seen on weekly television for other wrestling companies, but continues to foster the next generation of great wrestlers via the Create A Pro Wrestling school in Hicksville, New York. Amazingly, IMPACT has been publicly-supportive of these other endeavors, just as it has been of other IMPACT talent’s outside endeavors.
On September 10, 2020, I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan Myers by phone. While this interview originally appeared via the Chicago-based site Urbanmatter, below is an exclusive transcription of several of Myers’ responses for The Hype. More on Brian Myers can be found online via @Myers_Wrestling on both Twitter and Instagram and via www.impactwrestling.com.
On when he became a New York Mets fan:
Brian Myers: I was always a baseball fan and a Mets fan. My favorite player was Mike Piazza so when he got traded [to the Mets] in 1998, that put me over the top. It felt like fate. I’m pretty much a die-hard Mets fan from that moment on. I’ve adopted the blue and orange [ring attire], it’s been almost 8 years now… Modern day wrestling, I don’t think anyone does that. Everyone is constantly changing their ring gear and colors. No one’s loyal to a color scheme like that, so I thought it would be something that could set me apart a little bit.
On becoming “The Most Professional Wrestler”:
Brian Myers: It was a very kind of fluke thing in between WWE and IMPACT. One of my best friends in the whole world, Luke Gallows, hit me up and asked me to do a promo that he was going to submit to some project that he was working on — that he’s still working on, by the way. Anyway, it was kind of fate because I went to my wrestling school [Create A Pro] with my buddy and we filmed some stuff and I was basically writing a promo in my head describing myself. I was naming all of my accolades, kind of like how I did in IMPACT this past week. The last thing I said was, “I’m the most professional wrestler.” It just kinda clicked like, “I really am. I mwaited my life for this for so long.” I thought it was cool and I thought there was something to dit, but I didn’t think that there was that much to it. But then I showed people at IMPACT that promo, they were like, “That’s it. That’s what we’re gonna go with.” I’m glad it all kind of happened, this fluke thing.