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David Finlay explains how he ended up in Impact Wrestling, the differences between Impact and working in Japan

NJPW/Impact Wrestling star David Finlay was on the Wrestling Perspective podcast this week. He talked about having Fit Finlay as his father, being one of the first to go through the forbidden door, his run with Impact Wrestling, and more.

Here are some highlights:

Finlay talking about how he ended up in Impact Wrestling:

“I got a text from Rocky (Romero) one day. He said, ‘Hey man. Do you and Juice (Robinson) want to do Impact?’ Of course, I texted Juice real quick, and I’m like, ‘We’re obviously going to do Impact, right?’ There’s no way we’re going to say no to this especially with Covid restrictions in Japan and travel restrictions. We spent the last year sitting on our a**.  I like staying busy. I love wrestling, and when I don’t get to do it, I’m not as happy. It was an opportunity to get back in the ring, so I was like, yea, let’s do it. We were off to the races and we loved every minute of it.”

Finlay explaining the difference between working Japan and Impact:

“I think it was just learning a new style of wrestling because in Japan, it’s not TV wrestling, it’s a live event. Adapting from that to TV wrestling, I’ve never done it. Juice hasn’t done it since he left NXT. I think he was rusty and I was inexperienced at it, so we learned on the go with all this. It was a new experience for us in trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, what works better, and what do we stay away from. It was a learning curve for us.”

Click on the video below for the entire interview.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit “‎Wrestling Perspective Podcast with Jason Powell” with a h/t to for the transcription.

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