MLW star and former Middleweight champion Myron Reed recently spoke with the Wrestling Inc. Daily about a wide range of topics, including his thoughts on MSK getting booed in NXT and how he balances being a father with his wrestling career. Highlights from the interview are below.
His thoughts on NXT fans booing former fan-favorites MSK:
“It sucks, man, but at the end of the day, you got to think about it like this — no matter how big you get, no matter how great you do, you’re gonna have 10,000 people that love you and probably 1,000 people that hate you. At the end of the day, I know my brothers. I know my friends. I know my guys. That just makes them work harder. That just makes them perform better. If it was me, you’re booing me, I’m going to show you why you shouldn’t boo me. I’m gonna win, and you gonna be really salty about it. And they’ve done that for months, being booed and winning every month. Everything happens for a reason. I’m such a big believer in that. If you have an issue or something goes wrong, I’m just such a big life believer in not asking, of your situation, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ What can I learn from this sh*t? Especially when you have kids and stuff like that, your mindset is so different.”
On balancing his life as a pro-wrestler and a father:
“Two, I have a two-year-old and a one-year-old. This is my full-time job. During the week, I’m home. This is daddy’s daycare, man. I’m here with the boys, I’m working on whatever I need to get done. My time to work is when they’re asleep, or in the morning, or when it’s bedtime at night, or nap time, whatever. I know my time. I have to schedule. I just feel like anything you want to do, you can do it. You just gotta have the motive to do it.”
Says he watches NXT and AEW pretty consistently:
“I watched NXT religiously, really, at first, to support my brothers, but I’m watching Impact. I’m watching NXT, and I’m watching AEW. I just want to see how great these guys are. Okay, these guys are killing it. How good do I need to be? Where do I need to be at when the time comes because I don’t want to be at the same place forever in my career. MLW’s taking great care of me, so I’m definitely gonna be there as long as I feel, in my mind, until I’m ready to really go pursue these bigger companies, or be a free agent, or whatever.”