Independent wrestler Suge D. recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast for an in-depth interview to talk about a number of various pro wrestling topics.
During his appearance on the program, the wrestling veteran best known for his work as “Pineapple Pete” in All Elite Wrestling, where he worked matches against the likes of Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite, spoke about his decision not to sign a contract to join the AEW roster.
Featured below are some of the highlights of the Suge. D. (Pineapple Pete) interview on the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast, as well as a complete video archive of the appearance.
On opting not to sign with AEW during his recent run with the promotion: “That’s the wrestling business man. I mean, if I had to give a self-critique, probably could have been in a little bit better shape. At the same time, it’s one of those cases. It’s something I’ve always been battling, always been working with. I feel like by the time everything was over, I definitely whipped myself into better shape, but when you get that opportunity, sometimes, you just want to come in as the full package. But it’s not like I even knew there was a package to sell at the time. I thought it was just come in, make some people look good [and] call it a day. And that’s what it is.”
On the best advice he could offer those getting into the business: “I think the best advice that I can probably give to a lot of people right now is you have to know what it is and what it isn’t. When you walk into these situations, there wasn’t a promise or anything. I walked in as Suge D. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. There’s money to be made. I still get to do what it is that I do. So I walked in and I did it, and then I got this crazy opportunity and then I got a crazy opportunity that lasted for like six months. I think people have this perception that, ‘oh god, He’s bitter, or oh god, he’s doing this or oh god, he feels he should have got this, or he’s got his nose up in the air because he thinks he’s this or he’s that.’ No, I love to wrestle, and occasionally, when I wrestle occasionally, real real real emphasis on occasionally, I like to get paid.”
Check out the complete Suge. D. (Pineapple Pete) interview from the Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast via the YouTube video embedded below.
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