Mere days removed from his blockbuster announcement that he'll be joining All Elite Wrestling as a backstage interviewer starting this October on TNT, wrestling interviewer extraordinaire Chris Van Vliet joins Graham "GSM" Matthews on this week's WrestleRant Radio to break down the extremely exciting news! How did the opportunity for him come about, and how quickly did it all come together? Chris discusses his new venture as well as where wrestling interviewing began for him, growing up with aspirations of becoming a pro wrestler, internship advice, and how his day job as a TV host crosses over with his wrestling interviews on YouTube.
Chris and GSM also talk about how much of his interviews are a one-man process, how he prepares for them and how he's able to remember all of his questions ahead of time, goals he's set for himself, how he scores his interviews, getting interviewed by Dolph Ziggler, being on friendly terms with Chris Jericho and other wrestlers he grew up watching, his rocky relationship with MJF and if that'll lead to anything once AEW debuts on TNT, who he models himself after, getting name-dropped on the Talk Is Jericho podcast and his experience interviewing MJF, how he randomly ran into Diamond Dallas Page, starting a podcast, the overwhelming response to the announcement that he was AEW bound, if the new gig will affect his interviews at all, if he'll be at SummerSlam weekend, his current status for All Out later this month, his favorite interviews in and out of wrestling, his dream guests, and much more!
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