Chad Gable was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated where he spoke about the decision to change his name.
Gable stated that he was missing something from his previous character and that this was a way to change that mentality.
“That promo, I felt it very deeply. The height thing is a message about overcoming whatever people believe are your shortcomings. Everybody can identify with that. That’s an area Chad Gable, up to this point, had been missing. Now you know what he stands for and what he means. Last Friday was the very first step in that process, and it’s only going to get bigger.”
Gable gave credit to The Miz for helping him with the new character:
“Miz is someone who has helped me a lot. He started giving me ideas and explained why a lot of my really serious ideas weren’t working. I started to understand his vision, and now I’m off and running with this new character. I’m going to have a great time with it and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.”