March 21, 2023

Jacob Fatu is able to get it cracking in Chicago.

The Wrestling Showcase will happen on September 3 and Jacob Fatu is likely one of the entrants within the event. Fatu spoke with WrestleZone about his historical past with Josh Alexander, which lastly culminated in a singles match final month in Nashville.

“This goes again to what I say about the whole lot on this enterprise is about timing. We didn’t meet [in the ring] in AAW, however there was no higher time than to be in Nashville for Ric Aptitude’s Final Match on a platform like that, in entrance of a crowd like that. Not solely that, there have been so many various firms there. We ain’t speaking about simply what the promotion has to supply, man. We’re speaking about the perfect of the perfect. Completely, that was the primary time me and Uce had ever tapped in, you already know? However it was good, man. It was good total. It was actually good. , total it was look. It was turnout.”

Jacob Fatu vs. Josh Alexander was a extremely anticipated contest at Ric Aptitude’s Final Match, however there was in the end no winner because the match was interrupted by Brian Myers and Matt Cardona. Fatu has a first-round matchup with Steve Maclin, and he’s not taking it frivolously. That stated, he agreed there’s potential to get even with Cardona and Myers for attacking him in Nashville, and he may even envision assembly Alexander within the event finals and getting some closure.

“We crossed paths, out and in, he seen me working. While you’re on exhibits with different cats, you are likely to see cats right here and there and the identical cats popping up across the similar present, that should imply they’re doing one thing. Not solely that, I’m an enormous fan of tag crew wrestling, the Steiner Brothers and the whole lot. [Josh] simply bought that look to him, you already know? No person seems like Josh Alexander. Don’t no person appear to be Jacob Fatu. We first began out in Chicago — as soon as once more this goes again to Chicago, September third child the entire event once more. Matter of reality, Josh is definitely — him and Moose truly got here into the event. So, I imply, hell, man, you may get a rematch afterward that evening, who is aware of? Like I stated, it’s not a daily impartial present. It’s a event. Issues are liable to occur and issues can go any manner.”

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Fatu took one other second to reward the present IMPACT Wrestling Champion and famous the likelihood that they may meet up once more this weekend.

“There’s all sorts of completely different ways in which this bracket may go, and alter the way in which — it’s not even only a common indie present or ‘simply’ a event,” Fatu defined, “particularly with me going toe to toe with IMPACT’s Champion Josh Alexander. Man, the man’s a beast. He’s a f-cking machine. However completely, man, with Myers and Cardona to come back in in the direction of the top [in Nashville]. I imply, it has to get settled a technique or one other.”

Try our full video interview with Jacob Fatu on the prime of this put up. The Wrestling Showcase will maintain its inaugural occasion at The Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, Illinois, and followers can watch worldwide on FITE. The event is a part of‘s High Man Weekend, and the next first-round matches are set for the event:

  • Josh Alexander vs. Moose
  • Wealthy Swann vs. Johnny Showcase (John Morrison / John Hennigan)
  • Steve Maclin vs. Jacob Fatu
  • Matt Cardona/Brian Myers vs. Tatanka

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