Aiden English fell in love with color commentary during his time in WWE and he credits the two men he shared the booth with.
In the latest edition of The Warren Hayes Show audio podcast, Warren Hayes interviewed English, real name Matt Rehwoldt. Over the course of the interview, Rehwoldt discusses Rusev Day, his time on commentary, returning to the ring last Saturday at Zelo Pro’s Stronger Together, as well as his Wrestling With Whiskey YouTube channel.
Rehwoldt credits Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness for helping him find an unexpected love for color commentary.
“Honestly, I ended up learning a lot more and falling in love with that side of it more than I thought I’d do. Which is why I ended up staying. And I credit a lot of that to the guys I was thrown out therewith, to begin with: Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness, because they were both so good at their job. Nigel obviously is funny and knowledgeable and he’s learned his craft on the headset and Vic is just such a solid play-by-play guy and both guys are fun to be around, they took me under their wing there was no, as it’s so often in the wrestling business edginess with the new kid or anything like that, they were so cool and just welcoming.”
Rehwoldt also spoke with WrestleZone and talked about his appreciation for the 205 Live brand, noting that there is a lot of great content on the show that some people might have missed out on the first time. Rehwoldt pointed to the 2018 feud between Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali feud, and Jack Gallagher and Chad Gable’s matches on the show as some highlights and called it a privilege to be able to call those bouts.
“I think what I would do, and I learned this from my year in commentary, is go back and if you haven’t, go back and watch 205 Live. There are several matches over the last year that were awesome. Go back to 2018 and watch some of the Buddy Murphy and Mustafa Ali matches,” Rehwoldt said. “In the past year, Jack Gallagher and Chad Gable had some awesome matches, Oney Lorcan and Ariya Daivari had an ‘Anything Goes’ match earlier this year.
“There’s so much good stuff on there that I think a lot of people did not see and I had the privilege to call and see it up close,” Rehwoldt said, “something I was incredibly proud to do. Go back and if you haven’t discovered 205 Live, do yourself a favor.”