Ace Austin Won’t Allow Working With Matt Cardona To Make Him Starstruck And Distract Him
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Ace Austin is one of the young rising stars in professional wrestling. Because of this, when he works with a veteran, there is a good chance that the veteran is somebody that Ace grew up watching on TV. However, Austin will not let this distract him.
Such is the case in IMPACT Wrestling now as Austin works with Matt Cardona, who spent over a decade in WWE as Zack Ryder.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Austin spoke about how special it is for him to be working with somebody like the former Zack Ryder but he will not allow that to throw him off of his game and deter him from his path on his way toward making it to the top of IMPACT Wrestling.
“It’s moments like that, that are like a real test of your growth as a professional athlete in this industry. Zack Ryder, Matt Cardona, is one of those guys that I watched as a young kid with my brother, he was one of the guys that we liked a lot. So, like… That’s happened to me so often now in my career that those moments are the true test where you have to have that moment inside of yourself where it’s like, ‘Of course, as a human being, this is so exciting, this is so fulfilling’ – but as a professional athlete, as a competitor, you have to glaze that over and you have to be ready for the fight.
He continued, “That’s what makes or breaks you and that’s why I’ve gone so far so fast, because I’m able to flip that switch and be like, ‘I won’t be outshined by anyone, even my favorite pro wrestlers in the world.’”