Former RAW Tag Team Champion Omos made his in-ring debut on The Grandest Stage Of Them All and has now revealed which legend help calm him down before his match.
Omos had competed on live events for NXT during his time on the black and gold brand and had appeared on RAW as Shane McMahon’s bouncer on the shirt-lived RAW Underground in 2020. However, his debut in-ring appearance for WWE came on the biggest stage it could, when he teamed with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 37.
Not only did Omos compete in his first televised match at WrestleMania, he became one of the few stars who have won gold in their first outing as he and Styles defeated The New Day for the RAW Tag Team Championship.
Speaking to Brandon Walker of Barstool Sports on an episode of Rasslin’, Omos revealed that another giant was on hand to calm him down when his emotions of wrestling at WrestleMania and having a homecoming of sorts began to get too much for him:
“For me, it was insane. I went to college in Tampa, I went to USF. Going back there, performing on the stage, the first time I came out, the first time the superstars came out, I was so overwhelmed with emotions that Kevin Nash saw me in the hallway and had to bring me down to earth. My emotions were so [motions upward] up here. Because I had never felt anything like that. When I got brought up, it was the ThunderDome, which was fine there. I got used to it. I didn’t know the experience of being on T.V. and doing live shows.”
“Once I got to Mania, that first audience interaction was insane. Then after going out with the New Day, Xavier Woods and Kofi [Kingston]. But going out there and having that match, and the way that match played out, and you know me, becoming champion on my debut. I just felt goosebumps on my back. And when I [went] out there, I felt the whole energy of the arena come down in there. It was almost like an out-of-body experience. I could see myself, and everything was so slow. It was magical.”
Omos and AJ Styles held on to the RAW Tag Team Championship until SummerSlam when they were ousted by the unconventional duo of Riddle and Randy Orton.