On a chat with the team over at the “On The Turnbuckle” we got to listen to “Smash Mouth” Ritchie Taylor talk about his career, his matches with Robbie Eagles, and when he thinks he might hang up the boots.
But one thing he did reveal, tongue in cheek, was the one cheeky trick to help get yourself over. As Taylor elaborated it was all thanks to his former tag team partner and brother Zane:
‘So originally it started with my brother and a couple of his mates. My brother used to be a wrestler, Zane, so I started to get more regular bookings in MCW and he’s like “I’m gonna make everyone love you man.. I’m gonna… I’m gonna bring people and they’re all going to be chanting your name. Your’ve been doing it too long to not get any recognition blah blah blah.”
So I was like “yeah, whatever Zane”. Zane loves to talk. And so it just started with that pocket, and then I don’t know what show it was, I think it might have been where I wrestled Robbie Eagles at MCW and, far out man, it was just crazy atmosphere.
And then from there, everyone seemed to love what I was doing. So cool!’
Ritchie Taylor would talk more on his experience within MCW, including his No DQ street fight versus DCT, and his special relationship with his brother
“I hate that man. [Laughs]. Nah he’s great, he’s a true professional. Not a bad word to say against DCT. When we started our little feud, he was like (puts on terrible Scottish accent that sounds more Irish) “Ritchie before I leave Im gonna make you a star.” And I was like “yeah whatever DCT, keep talking shit”.
Then that no DQ happened, I knew it was magic man. I hate watching my matches back, but I knew during that match, there was some magic happening. I just felt the magic, everyone was invested, and then when I tapped him out, and the crowd stood up with a standing ovation, gah… I get goosebumps just talking about it.
And then it was like my brother comes running over, and he came right to the guard rail and like I hugged him, and then I just started crying. And he’s like “you’re the man dude, you’re the man and that’s why you deserve to be here. You need this big platform, I love you man” and I was just bawling. I was done, I was so emotional.’
You can listen to more of this interview over at On The Turnbuckle.