MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed: Recent Tapings Were A ‘Family Reunion’
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Sitting down with Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, current MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed spoke about the precautions Major League Wrestling is taking while restarting tapings and what it was like to walk back into the locker room after months away.
On COVID safety measures:
“When we were down there, everybody had to [test negative] before they pulled up, and then as we were leaving, everybody had to test negative before they went back home. So, everybody was negative while we were there.”
“It’s a serious thing and people gotta go back home to their families and when motherf*ckers are catching the virus, they’re going home to their families where they got kids, girlfriend, mom. They’re risking other people’s lives, not just their own and the people they work with. But [MLW] definitely did a good job of protocol, with making us wear masks. We couldn’t really leave the hotel. That was kind of one of the rules like, ‘Alright, y’all can kick it but y’all can’t go nowhere. We’re making sure y’all stay safe.’”
Locker room atmosphere at the recent MLW tapings:
“Honestly bro, it was like a little family reunion because for real, we’ve been apart. With the pandemic and everything, we really don’t see each other like we used to… All of us, we were seeing each other all the time, wrestling and then you go six, seven months without seeing your friends and now it’s like once a month I see them or every now and then, every blue moon. So, it’s crazy bro. The locker room was awesome. It was just a lot of catching up, a lot of, ‘What are you doing?’ So those are my bros. I feel like it was love. I love a locker room like that. I don’t want to be in a locker room where I’m with people that I gotta think, ‘Oh man, I don’t want to see this [dude]. You know how he be acting. I don’t even want to go to this show.’ You know how they be acting, but yeah, it was love bro. I’m really excited for people to see The Restart. We worked our ass off that week of [the] tapings.”
Myron also talked about The Rascalz’ recent departure from IPMACT Wrestling, calling them “top talents” that could end up anywhere. In fact, Reed think they’ll be signed again by the end of the year, and that IMPACT dropped the ball. “There’s so much IMPACT could’ve done with them that I feel like they didn’t do, and I feel like wherever they go, they’re gonna be taken care of because they’re a talented team.”
You can see the full interview with Myron Reed courtesy of POST Wrestling in the embedded video below:
Thank you to our friends at POST Wrestling for the above interview quotes!