AKIRA Opens Up About His Incredible MLW Journey: I’ve Had an Unbelievable Blast!

MLW star AKIRA recently appeared on Fightful’s Overbooked’s ‘Indied’ podcast, where the “Death Fighter” spoke about his decision to sign with the company and how much he has enjoyed his time there. Highlights from the interview can be found below.

On his decision to sign with MLW:

People said don’t sign with MLW. You know what? I’m gonna do it. I went to them, I told them what I wanted, what I’m going to do, and we discussed it, and I’ve been having a great time there.

Says everyone in MLW likes him:

Even in MLW, I could have pretty good matches. Everyone likes me, everyone says I’m doing great in terms of being a character on screen, working with cameras, working with everybody, [They tell me] getting better and better and better.

How he heard that the culture in MLW was difficult but says that he’s enjoying his time there and the progress the company has made:

Even with MLW, I can probably just be like, ‘I don’t want to do that’ and they’ll listen to me. It’s crazy. I’ve heard so many things about the culture in this area, but things have changed. We’re doing a joint show with New Japan coming up. I talk to people, I invested in myself, I sit there and email back and forth with people in the office regarding it, about what they were doing with me, what I wanted to do, my background. I got what I wanted out of it and people are still shocked that I’m getting the things that I’m getting. I asked! They said, ‘Hey, you can’t work for this certain company’ and I said, ‘Yes I can, here’s the exact reasons why I can’, and they go, ‘Yeah you can, that makes sense.’ It’s not that hard. This isn’t a knock on younger people, because I had to go through life, I had to work at a factory. I had to shackle a crazy Russian to get to this level of thinking. A lot of the kids have this mentality of paper, sign paper, oh I’m not happy now. It’s like, you’re a business. You represent yourself. The merchandise that you put out, the theme music you use, the way you interact on social media, it all adds up to the representation of your business. It’s not just you’re a wrestler, you are everything. That’s the reason the Young Bucks were multimillionaires before a major company.

Elsewhere in the interview, AKIRA spoke about his relationship with Raven and how helpful the ECW legend has been to his progress in MLW. You can read about that by clicking here.

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