Part 2 of Prince Devitt Interview: Devitt Talks a Possible WWE Signing, Working the Indys, Leaving New Japan & More

Nick Paglino

The second and final part of Fergal 'Prince' Devitt's interview with the 'Low Blows' podcast discusses the rumours of him signing for WWE, why he left New Japan, the joys of wrestling with body paint, how he'd fix wrestling in Ireland and more.

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On getting beaten up in the ring on his first night in Mexico:

"The lads that you're in the ring with, a lot of the times, wanna test you. I got a little bit of a duffing up from three Mexican lads, I've been taken beatings in Bray my whole life, in England when I went there and Japan when I went there, so it was nothing to me."

On leaving New Japan:

"I felt that my time there was coming to an end. I was tired, it's hard work travelling out there ten times a year, and I felt I wasn't giving enough of myself to the company. They wanted me to stay but I felt it was time for a break, I've been out there since I was 24, I'm 32 now. Considering they brought me for three months in the beginning I felt I'd given my money's worth. Obviously the door is still open for the future and I hope to go back and work with them in the future."

On still wrestling for smaller indie promotions:

"It's important to me and it's even more of a challenge walking out into a GAA hall with 150-200 people there, none of them know who you are and trying to get a reaction from them is more difficult now than it is walking out in front of Korakuen Hall where people already know me and pop for whatever I do."

On whether anything big could ever happen for local wrestling in Ireland:

"I think it could if the existing groups in Ireland pooled together and worked together as opposed to working against each other. I was in The O2 last night and there was 10,000 people there, so there is wrestling fans here. And there's still people going to the GAA halls so people want local wrestling here. So I think if everyone pulls together there definitely could be something big here."

On the rumours of him signing for WWE:

"There's been a lot of talk and speculation about me doing TNA, WWE and NASA projects, but at the moment I'm happy doing my thing at home. There is a possibility that I might go to the States in the future for a potential opportunity there but until then it's all just rumours and speculation unfortunately."

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