Mims Speaks Out About His NWA Career, Working With Nick Aldis and Tyrus, What's Next For Him
NWA star Mims joined PWMania.com for an exclusive in-depth interview. During the conversation, Mims opened up about his NWA career, working with Nick Aldis and Tyrus, what's next for him, and more. You can read the entire interview by clicking here. Here are some highlights:
His NWA career:
“I like to say that I’m one of the bravest wrestlers in the NWA today. You have to have fear, to be brave. Bravery is just conquering that fear. I’m put in some situations that may strike some people with fear, but I know that I am always able to overcome them.”
“It was great to be in the same ring as some of those guys. They have so much knowledge, and so much to teach. It’s not always verbal, sometimes it’s just getting in there, and doing it. It’s not always talking across the ring; it’s being in the moment that can teach you the biggest lessons you’re probably going to learn."
Working with Nick Aldis:
“Just knowing that someone who was the cornerstone of the company, who helped build what we have today, wanted to work with me meant a lot.
“It was nice to be in the ring with someone who saw a lot of potential in me. He made a big shift in what my career was at that point. He saw something in me and wanted to work with me. It was very exciting. He didn’t need to let me be in the same ring as him, let alone the same locker room, but he did. He put his stamp on me backstage, and in front of the crowd. It was so humbling and just such a big honor for me.”
Working with Tyrus:
“He deserves all the respect he gets, if anything, he deserves more. I’m not someone who is on the same political spectrum as Tyrus, however, that is not something that has ever prevented me from respecting the man that Tyrus is.
“He doesn’t deserve the disrespect he gets. I had the pleasure of meeting him and getting to know him. Politics never came into play with him. People can have different opinions and viewpoints on things. People should be judged on their character because politics is not something that makes up directly who he is.
“Tyrus is a real genuine guy. People get a glimpse of him on Fox News, but when you sit around him, he has an infectious energy. It’s hard to be mad at someone like that or even have any hate for him in your heart.
“Working with him has been an amazing experience. He was someone who had trust in me and associated his brand with me when he didn’t have to. It was a big compliment to me and a huge honor to get to share the ring with him. I hold it near and dear to my heart. It’s all about respect.”
What's next for him:
“My goal is to win this Championship Series. This is the second year in a row my team could be runner-up. I’m tired of being a runner-up, I’m tired of being the guy who can get to the end, but when it matters, comes up just short.
“I’m ready for the NWA Television Championship. I’m finally going to get what I deserve, what I want, and what I’ve earned. I’m confident this will happen. I’m coming for that title one more time, and this time it will be different. It is inevitable.”
Mims also talked more about his goals, teaming with Pope in the Crockett Cup, debuting in NWA, and much more. You can read the complete interview at this link.