by Phil Johnson
Ring of Honor superstar Mike Bennett recently participated in an exclusive interview with PWMania.com. Bennett talks about his WWE tryout, podcasting with Maria, what’s next for him and much more. Here are some highlights from the interview.
Podcasting with Maria: Maria was in Denver and met the right people who were doing podcasting. I didn’t know anything about technology other turning my Playstation on and off. They were ok with editing and they sent us headphones and everything. We did our first episodes and it got over 100,000 listens. It’s been a blast calling up friends and asking them to talk on our podcast. At first we felt that wrestling was over saturated with podcasts. So we decided to not just talk about wrestling, but also about our life as a couple. That’s why we gave it the name Wonderland, because it’s a mix of everything that we do.
His WWE tryout:
I loved it. They push you harder than anyone else. I was always ready to make any sacrifices to get into wrestling and that’s exactly what the camp was: weeding out the guys who don’t want it enough. It was clear after the first day and a half who really wanted it. They told us to show them something regardless of our experience. But at the end of the day, I decided to stick with ROH
because I have a lot more to offer. My contract’s up in a few months, so I don’t know where I’ll end up. But I would certainly love to be at WWE at some point.
Whats next for him:
As far as wrestling goes, I would love to stay in ROH, but I also want to be the best. I hope to get back to NJPW
soon as well. I have a lot of good things to say about them. I’m at a good place right now in wrestling and it’s only going to get better.