During an interview with Sportskeeda, Ace Austin revealed that he believes it is the way that he presents himself that sets him apart. Here’s what he had to say:
I’ve always been big on presentation. It’s something that I was taught, and innately, it was something I kind of knew. I was big into musical theater when I was in high school and stage presence is something we talked about a lot. Being able to draw attention to you and be the most important person in the room. I knew that I had to do something with this staff to encompass that. Now, working as a young man on the independent level, when you’re working these shows in gyms and VFW halls, there’s not going to be pyro. There’s almost never gonna be smoke, nothing like that. So I decided to create my own sense of pyro. That’s where the staff comes in. It’s something that you can’t look away from, it’s something that no one’s ever seen before, and it was a combination of what I used to do for my entrance — the one-handed cartwheel thing — when I was in high school I used to do that one-handed cartwheel all the time when I was on stage or anything like that.
You can read the interview HERE.