Matt Striker Issues First Statements on Leaving WWE

Mike Killam

Former WWE Superstar and announcer Matt Striker spoke with PWInsider in a very revealing interview this week, commenting on his time with the company and closing the book on his 8-year career with the sports entertainment juggernaut. 

"That was my dream job. I had no business being in WWE for as long as I was there. I learned so much from all of them – not only about wrestling, but about entertainment. And if I can take what I learned in 'WWE University' and apply that to something moving forward, then that's a lesson."

Striker also alluded to what he may do next, if his return to the pro wrestling independent scene doesn't work out. 

September is coming. I can teach at the community college level or at the high school level, but I'll always love wrestling. I'll always love WWE and announcing; they gave me a chance, when nobody else would … and I think that's what it's all about, is giving chances. 

He also had some very bold comments, directed towards WWE haters and people who criticize the company for releasing him. 

Without that company on top of the food chain, nothing else trickles down. There are no independents, there is no Japan, there is no Europe or 'that other place' without WWE. So say what you want, but when you strip away all the things you don't like about [WWE] you have to respect what they do. 

 
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