Speaking with Fightful’s Lillie, Kidd Bandit talked about their experience at The Nightmare Factory and how much training there has helped their career as a wrestler.
“So the Nightmare Factory, I think was probably what really launched my career. “I’ve always been proud to represent the school. First of all, QT Marshall is a great, wonderful coach who taught me a lot of the moves I do now. I don’t think he meant to do that. I’m trying to do stuff that no one’s done before. But every time I’m workshopping a move or a sequence, I think of his teachings. I often times think people forget he’s such an integral part of the Factory, too. As much as Cody is. People think Nightmare Factory, they think Cody,” said Kidd Bandit.
Bandit acknowledged how much QT Marshall does for The Nightmare Factory, but stated that Cody Rhodes was the reason that they wanted to start training there.
“But, low-key, QT’s also a big part of that. So, major props to coach QT,” Bandit continued.” But in terms of why the Nightmare Factory, the answer is pretty freakin’ simple. I’m a big Cody fan. I’m one of the biggest Cody marks in the world. So when I saw he had a school via Brooke Havok, ‘cause she posted about it on Facebook, I was friends with Brooke before she became Brooke Havok. When I saw she posted that, I had to get there.”
Bandit continued, “My school at the time had already closed because of the pandemic, right? So I tell my training partner, my best friend [Ish], I was like, ‘Hey, bro. What do you feel about Cody Rhodes’ school?’ This was around the time when Cody was still in AEW as the Executive Vice President. So not only could this be a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best wrestlers in the world, being surrounded by the All Elite talent, this is also a wonderful opportunity to just get eyes on us, AEW eyes on us. It ended up becoming great. I ended up on Dark. I like to believe my association with the Nightmare Factory was a big integral part of that.”
Fans can see Professional Wrestling’s Protagonist, Kidd Bandit’s training in action on the occasional episode of AEW Dark or on DPW. To follow their progress, you can follow them on Twitter or support them on Patreon.
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