Brian Myers, who went by the name Curt Hawkins in WWE, recently appeared on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. Here are the highlights.
On the recent WWE releases: This mass firing style of WWE has been going on for over a decade and I want to say the first one I remember was in around 2004. It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise because if you aren’t doing anything and you aren’t in the mix as far as WWE television goes you shouldn’t be so blindsided. I don’t like anyone losing their jobs of course but as an Independent wrestler I do like when all these fresh faces come in and kind of recharge everything, fresh match-ups and things like that. I’m very good friends with Hornswoggle so I selfishly love that I am going to get to see him again all the time and (maybe) wrestle him and do a lot of cool things together. People just need to understand and these performers that got let go need to understand that wrestling is everywhere and just because there is not a WWE logo next to you where you walk out doesn’t mean that it’s not pro wrestling anymore. Life goes on and pro wrestling certainly goes on in many different places in many different forms. If you are good enough and are willing to put in the work and hustle a little bit a wrestling life can continue on.
On meeting Zack Ryder: The training school on Long Island that we started at I was there and Zack showed up about 2 1/2 months later. We grew up like 25 minutes from each other, we are the same age and pretty much immediately as he came in people said that he looked like Myers, so we were thrust together as a tag team in the first month of knowing each other. We were together the entire time, and we were lucky to have all of that fall into place because it was a lot easier to go through that together than go through it alone.
Myers also talked about NXT, ex-WWE stars going back to the indy scene and more. You can listen to the interview here.