New WWE NXT Superstar Bobby Fish recently spoke with and discussed a number of topics including how he got his start in wrestling, making his NXT debut, which WWE Superstars he’s worked with in the past and more:

Being Trained By A Former ECW Star
I was trained by former ECW Superstar Tony DeVito in 2002-ish after starting my training with Jeff Libolt the year before, only to end that after a month when he had to stop training us. I lived in Albany, N.Y., and made the short two-hour drive to Newburgh two or three days a week. Tony was wrestling for Ring of Honor at the time, so I made the most of his road trips by riding along with other guys whom Tony was training. This was my first exposure to real independent wrestling. I saw guys like AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe, who not only impressed me athletically, but whom I felt athletically akin to. Frankly, seeing these guys do what they did was intimidating. Joe immediately captured my attention with his martial arts-influenced style, and I had a new favorite. I patterned much of my early stuff after Joe.”

Describing His In-Ring Style
My style is a blend of the martial arts I’ve trained in over the years (I started taekwondo at 8 years old) and sound wrestling fundamentals. My strongest influence here is the hybrid Muay Thai and grappling elements, which I still train in to this day. As an experienced martial artist, I can watch someone throw a kick and know whether this is something they’ve trained in before or if they are faking the funk and merely throwing said technique because they’ve watched others do so. I want my in-ring style to represent the training I do outside of the ring.”

How He Felt Making His NXT Debut
Somewhat surreal because much of this has come together very quickly. I watched the success of former co-workers and peers, such as Roderick StrongKassius Ohno and Hideo Itami, make that very same walk at Full Sail. At this point, I feel so prepared for this new challenge. In my opinion, this life is about the journey, and when mine ends, I expect that this vessel, my body, will be banged up, battered and beaten, which will be a clear indication of a life well lived. NXT represents the next step in my journey.”

Working With Some Familiar WWE Faces In The Past
Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Cesaro, Luke Harper, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn. I’m bound to leave someone out because the list is a pretty lengthy one.”

For the entire interview, click HERE