Adam Rose On Changing His Character In WWE, Wanting To Wrestle Ricochet

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Former WWE Superstar Adam Rose, now known as Aldo Rose, recently appeared as a guest on the Pancakes And Powerslams Show, where he spoke at length about his WWE departure and more. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On his character turning heel:

“I did a commercial, and once I did the commercial, I realized that we were going down the wrong path. I think on the main stage, it needed to be introduced as a heel, because it was so quirky and so different. I think if it was introduced as a heel, then people wouldn’t have felt forced to love it, and then I felt that they would have naturally fell in love with certain parts of the quirkiness, and it would have naturally evolved to something or someone who people liked. I think that was a big mistake.

“I think one of the hardest things to do in this industry is to get over as a babyface. Some people have a natural connection with the audience. [Someone] like Sami Zayn has a natural connection with the audience. I don’t think Adam Rose had any with the audience because he was completely quirky and over-the-top and ridiculous. And I think that’s why it would have been better introduced as a heel because your automatic reaction to seeing someone like that is not to like it.”

On when he found out about the formation of the Social Outcasts:

“We had no idea. I think we were told about 5 o’clock on a Monday night that we were now going to be a group. I think we were four guys who the company saw had something, but we were doing nothing. So I think the idea was like, okay, let’s put them together collectively in a group, and these are guys who don’t know each other really well. I think the awkwardness of it was actually one of the reasons [why it worked]. You get all these well-polished teams, and the idea was for the faction to not be well-polished, and the idea was for us not to get along, to almost be bumping heads and trying to one-up each other the whole time. I think the Social Outcasts has talented individuals in it. I don’t think the Social Outcasts is going to be a deal loss; I think it is going to be, given the right structure, could take off. But, it’s all a matter of where you put it.”

On his future:

“It not the end. It’s just the beginning of a different journey, it’s a reset, and some people would look down upon working the independents, but I view it as an amazing experience to get to do that, because I never got to do that. Coming from South Africa, I missed that entire experience, from wrestling in the Congo to wrestling in FCW. So that’s something I’m really excited about. And there are some talks with other companies, so it’s not over yet, and this isn’t the last you’ll see of me.”

On wanting to wrestle Ricochet:

“Just for the opportunity to see if I could hang. I would love to see if I could hang, because there’s a lot in the tank that I never delved into, and now I get an opportunity to delve into it. And I think the audiences might be surprised of actually what’s left in the tank and what they’ve never seen.”

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