Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Matt Sydal Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I am not like any other wrestler.
When you’re in the Ring of Honor locker room, you feel like something special is happening every night.
Brodie Lee would be a match I’d love to have. When he was the TNT Champion, I was sort of hoping to work my way up to that level.
You don’t want to end up being an indie wrestler who wants to be the big fish in a small pond.
Locker rooms always evolve with the wrestlers that are in it.
There are so many people in Ring of Honor and so much talent. It was almost intimidating to be thrown back in with this wealth of talent.
When I’m out there, it’s not even me who is doing the acting and the wrestling and the moving. It is something that I feel like I see channels more than anything else. So, for me, I tune into the right frequency. I get turned on and we’re ready for take off.
Now I think a lot of wrestlers want to get signed so that way they can be with a company where they can learn, but they’re really kind of looking for a contract, and I do think that makes sense.
Mostly the guys I worked with like wrestling AJ Styles, Jamie Noble, wrestling Chavo Guerrero, wrestling Rey Mysterio… As much as I try to be an individual or unique I can’t deny the strong effect these guys have all had on me.
I don’t really pay attention to WWE stuff as it’s just not for me.
Me and my girlfriend make all my costumes here ourselves at home.
But I really think wrestling with pure intentions just wrestling to be a better wrestler, eventually you will get there when the time is right.
WWE was pretty wonderful to me because I was able to rehab my foot 100 percent before I was released.
There is this energy, a lifeblood energy that runs through Ring of Honor.
I’ve always been an independent wrestler at heart. You say I haven’t had a ‘home’ but a company is not a home, a house is a home, a family is a home and I have that.
All the people who were on WSX Season 1 are the life blood of the alternative wrestling business, and now the mainstream wrestling business as well. That is what Lucha Underground is doing.
I’m always impressed when fans’ knowledge surpasses me.
You can catch me following good wrestlers wherever they are.
Impact is just always improving at all angles. There is a lot of creativity and thought that goes into everything.
For us, our stage is always what it is. It’s not about reaching the broadest audience as it’s about doing quality work.
Of course, I was an insane ECW fan. You don’t get this deep into wrestling unless you are obsessed with wrestling so that was the final hook.
You know I’d be all about that if there were guys who could take my place as a babyface but there is no one that can step into my shoes. There’s no one who can do what I do.
For the last two years, since I left IMPACT in 2018, I’ve spent basically the last two years just trying to be healthy, be strong, be ready for when that opportunity comes and I sort of felt like that’s what I’ve been putting into the universe.
I always wanted to be the worst wrestler on the shows I was on so I could just learn from the guys above me, and that’s a great way to be in your first few years of wrestling.
There’s room for five or six of these federations because people love wrestling.
I was creating content that I had in my head and I was making it in the ring and WSX was giving me an opportunity, an uninhibited opportunity, to create and manufacture my vision for wrestling for other people.
For me, I’m not trying to be the flavor for everybody. But I’m just proud when people I respect or people that I want to be my fans are my fans.
I run my wrestling school, SyDojo, I do independent wrestling events all over the world.
I loved wrestling when you had to get a VHS tape from a strange.
It’s more about the feeling and how you felt when it was going on. Were you laughing with your friends? Were you having a good time? That’s what makes wrestling good. It’s not the wrestling itself. It’s the experience that people have.
At WSX I think I was very much trying to figure it out on my own and we were creating our own style and our own thing. I can only speak for myself, I was not trying to be anything. I was not trying to be like anyone else.
There are ties that began when I was just a young kid trying to cut my teeth in the business. I would drive 14 hours to wrestle on a Ring of Honor show that I didn’t even get paid 20 dollars for.
I’ve been living this extraordinary life with a new enlightened perspective, to see things from a higher perspective. I feel like I’m able to see things from that higher perspective at Impact Wrestling right now where there are unlimited opportunities and room for growth and to make some work I can really be proud of.
I’m out there to produce the best content – The most creative content I can do and express myself through wrestling.
So, there’s plenty of good heels in the business. I don’t see guys who can get fans to rally behind them like I do. It’s hard. It’s the hardest job in the business and I’m doing it every single night.
Wrestling has become its own thing separate from what it was in the past and now when people think of pro wrestlers they don’t think of Hulk Hogan, they’re thinking of guys like me.
When I was working for WWE I felt like I was trying to make someone else’s vision happen instead of my own. And I think that’s where I became less true to myself and I think it showed in my work.
I don’t wanna say I’m anti-military as my mission is the exact opposite and I’m a unifying force. I’m there to show everybody that we’re all the exact same.
At WSX the message was loud and clear consistently, even as a rookie signing a contract and kind of talking about things and getting into the nitty-gritty details. I felt like I was always given a lot of respect and in fact sometimes I thought they were almost tooting my own horn too loud I thought it was almost silly.
Of course I am not going to be the favorite pick of everybody. That’s because some people don’t see things from my perspective.
The thing I noticed most from challenging from country to country is not the differences but the similarities. Wrestling fans are all the same.
Someone like Brian Cage, he’s a gigantic man who is trying to wrestle like me. That’s his mistake because I clearly hold the top card in someone who is wrestling like Matt Sydal.
I have a little dojo in Clearwater called the Sai Dojo and I’ve just been putting in extra work there and so, when I get a chance to wrestle now, my comfort level in the ring is higher, my skills are sharper and I just felt like I couldn’t have a better time to get these huge opportunities.
I wouldn’t want to go see a comedian if he was using the same jokes. So I’m not going out there trying to do the same thing that and my body’s changed, my life’s changed and really if people have already seen me do something a 1,000 times, 1,001 is not going to impress anybody.
Scientology is completely irrelevant to any of the talks that have been given to me.
The hardest thing to do in wrestling is that every time you show up, there’s just a ring with three ropes, turnbuckles on each side, it’s extremely hard to do something to surprise and shock the fans.
I always stand behind the things that I do. I don’t listen to those who downplay things nor do I pay attention to those who grovel at our feet and tell us that we’re the greatest. For me, that is just noise.
When I began in Ring of Honor, I was very fortunate to get on shows and get looked at and get the experience. I was working with a ton of guys who had more experience than me at the time, like AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels.
I’m always supportive of my brothers who have the guts to step in the cage. Pro wrestling is dangerous but it takes a special kind of courage to lock yourself in a cage that wants to do you harm.
It’s just important for me to be healthy and just to take care of my body. Fans will appreciate the sacrifices we make with our bodies but I was just working a little more hurt than I should.