Joey Ryan was interviewed by ITRLive. Here are some highlights from the interview.
How he got in to TNA: Through David Lagana. I worked with David Lagana in a few places actually Ring of Honor, NWA Hollywood and then he booked me for Ring Ka King in India. Then he got hired to be a writer in TNA and they were looking for guys. He suggested me to Al Snow and Al Snow saw footage of me and decided to make me a gutcheck contestant.
It kind of happened quickly. They called me up and Al Snow asked if I would be interested and I said yes. He said, alright I’ll see you next week. There wasn’t anything I had to sit on really.
On TNA GutCheck: They literally don’t tell you anything. I was the second ever guy to do GutCheck. The first GutCheck was Alex Silva. There was that whole thing where Ric Flair changed his decision on Alex Silva. You see, I don’t know how much of that is really a shoot or not. I think they brought me in particularly to be a ‘No’ because they just needed somebody from th...