Speaking with Inside The Ropes own Liam Alexander-Stewart, IMPACT Wrestling star Joe Doering has thanked The Great Muta, for his role in his career, ahead of The Genius of Pro-Wrestling’s impending retirement on January 22nd 2023.
Ahead of IMPACT Wrestling’s ‘Against All Odds’ event on Friday July 1st, Joe Doering would speak with Liam Alexander-Stewart about a range of topics including his upcoming clash with Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Championship, his battle with brain cancer and the role that The Great Muta played on his career.
The former All Japan Triple Crown Champion would recalls his time in Japan and what it was like tagging with him during the duo’s run as All Japan World Tag Team Champions in 2007.
“I owe him a lot. You know, he gave me my chance to even go to Japan in the first place. So he ended up liking me and I got to learn under his under his wing so to speak. It was a great learning experience to be. To soak all that up ad he’s definitely the man people think he is. He’s a legend there and he’s treated as such and and should be.”
Continuing, the Violent By Design member would discuss the differences between wrestling in Japan and in America noting that it is so much harder in Japan that on many occasions Young Lions were sent to the hospital from training injuries.
“When I first went to Japan in 2007, it was very difficult. I don’t think training is that hard anymore, anywhere. I mean, kids would be going to the hospital in the back of an ambulance and they would be passing out. I don’t think it’s that intense anymore, but it should be. I think the business, one of the ways that’s kind of gone wrong is they let too many people into the business that shouldn’t be there and that aren’t willing to pay the dues like they used to.”
Joe Doering is set to challenge for the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship at Against All Odds on Friday July 1st – fans can purchase the event for just $9.99 via FITE!
Elsewhere on the card Mike Bailey will defend his X-Division Championship against former champion Trey Miguel and The Bullet Club will clash against IMPACT legends The Motor City Machine Guns.
Many thanks to IMPACT UK for facilitating our chat with Joe, you can support them by following them over on their Twitter account @IMPACTUK.
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