Originally written on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 11/20/14

- Prince Devitt recently spoke with Sports Vibe about a potential jump to WWE, working with US stars in New Japan Pro Wrestling and more. CHeck out the highlights:

On being happy in NJPW instead of WWE: “You can never say never, but at the moment I am very happy where I am in NJPW. Obviously someday in the future I will want a new challenge, but for the time being I’m with NJPW and that’s where I’m going to be for a while.”

On who he loved watching growing up: “I was a massive fan of a number of British wrestlers including Rollerball Rocco and Johnny Saint. When I first saw the WWE compared to World of Sport it was a totally new thing and I was a big fan of guys like Shawn Michaels, Rick Rude, Koko B Ware and all of these over the top characters. At such a young age you can’t help but be drawn in by these colourful characters.”

On making his wrestling debut in 2000: “It was a very surreal experience, when i first started going to Hammerlock it was really just a hobby as all I wanted to do was some pro wrestling training. I never thought I would have a match but when I did it was like a dream come true, I still remember it clearly. It was in an eight-man tag match with guys who I had been training with and it was just a very odd experience.”

On the differences between British and Japanese wrestling: “People always say they are two completely different styles, with the Japanese style being more hard hitting whilst the British style is more technical. To me they appear to be quite similar. Since coming across to NJPW I haven’t really done anything different to when I was wrestling back over in the UK. I’m sure to fans watching there are lots of differences but to me wrestling is wrestling and it is all the same.”

On NJPW compared to WWE and TNA: “As an overall company NJPW blows TNA out of the water, obviously as an international market at the moment they can’t compete with the WWE, but I think that the in ring product blows any other promotion in the world away.”

On working with MVP and Giant Bernard/Tensai: “Both MVP and Giant Bernard have come into NJPW from a different neck of the woods from me. They are able to give lots of advice on different aspects of pro wrestling than the Japanese wrestlers can. You have to look at it from the point that they are now out of their depth and they are in a different country and have to adapt to the the different situations that they find themselves in. Giant Bernard did that incredibly well and has now returned to the WWE. Shelton Benjamin is making the move over to NJPW and Low Ki is over here as well and you can learn something from everyone so I just keep my ears open and listen to everyone’s advice.”

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