Steve Maclin Content with Impact Wrestling Success, Reflects on WWE Experience

In a recent interview on “Busted Open,” Impact World Champion Steve Maclin opened up about his journey in the wrestling industry, discussing his rise in Impact Wrestling after his time in WWE. With two years having passed since his WWE release, Maclin expressed gratitude rather than bitterness towards his former employer, highlighting the valuable lessons he learned during his seven-and-a-half-year tenure.

Contrary to assumptions that he may harbor resentment towards WWE, Maclin stated, “It’s more of a ‘thank you’ than anything too, it’s not a ‘rub it in your face.'” He acknowledged the immense knowledge he gained during his time in the Performance Center, despite spending six-and-a-half years there. However, he admitted that his debut in the PC felt off, as if something wasn’t quite right. Maclin believes that everything happens for a reason and that his release turned out to be an unexpected blessing in disguise.

Living out his dream as a world champion in Impact Wrestling, Maclin expressed that not everyone is destined to main event WrestleMania. He found great significance in Impact’s support, particularly when they placed him in the co-main event of Rebellion, where he emerged victorious over KUSHIDA, capturing the vacant world title. Maclin also credited Fred Rosser for imparting valuable advice early in his career, urging him to remain true to himself and not let the business change him. He expressed gratitude for staying the course and maintaining his authenticity.

Maclin’s journey serves as a testament to the unpredictable nature of the wrestling industry and the significance of seizing opportunities when they arise. Throughout the interview, Maclin’s appreciation for his experiences, both positive and challenging, was evident, showcasing his resilience and determination to carve his own path in the world of professional wrestling.

Please credit “Busted Open” for the interview, with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription if quoting from this article.

Photo Credit: IMPACT Wrestling

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