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Published on September 11th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


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

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.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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