Matt Sydal On Being Labeled A ‘Douche’, Not Being Attached To The X-Division Championship, Josh Mathews’ As Grand Champion, More

Nick Hausman

WrestleZone Radio has just released an exclusive interview with Impact Wrestling’s X-Division Champion Matt Sydal!

Sydal will put his X-Division Championship on the line tonight on Impact Wrestling (8/7 CST on PopTV) against Taiji Ishimori.

You can find some highlights from Sydal’s interview transcribed in this post. The full audio can be found via WrestleZone Radio on iTunes or embedded at the top of this page.

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On Don Callis‘ comments on commentary at Redemption calling him a “flake” and a “douchebag”:

MS: Typical Canadian lack of insight. It’s not uncommon, it’s why I say, “think for yourself and question everything. Think for yourself and question authority.” Of course I am not going to be the favorite pick of everybody. That’s because some people don’t see things from my perspective. It truly is a lack of depth and measurement of what I am saying and doing. I think what Don Callis did when he called me a douchebag was clearly a poorly thought through statement. I do not exhibit douche qualities. I told Taiji Ishimori that I am not a douche and for some reason everyone keeps bringing it up and it’s truly a very impolite thing to throw my way. I am not taking the low road and saying Don is a douche. I am not taking the low road and saying that ECW on TNN tanked because of him. I am not taking the low road by saying everyone needs to get out of my way, give me the belt and give me the book at this company. What I am saying is that I am the X-Division Champion whether Don likes it or not. I think the commentary will evolve and start to see things from my perspective.

On if he regrets giving Josh Mathews the Impact Grand Championship:

MS: No. Why would you ask that? First of all, I am not attached to that kind of stuff. Whether I am the Champion or not is irrelevant to me. I am not attached to it. I think that’s one of the laws of Buddhism, I practice non-attachment. I am glad Josh got the opportunity. You should have seen how happy he was. All his life all he wanted to be was be a champion. To really wear that belt around his waist. The moment I gave it to him, he was ecstatic. He went backstage and did the photoshoot. They had to have the photographer come back the next day because he wanted MORE PHOTOS! You should have seen how happy he was. The only thing that makes me sad is that Josh had to go and lose it to Austin Aries but a true champion loses to a valiant challenger. I hope Josh is truly happy with his remarkable career as the Impact Grand Champion. We really moved the business in the right direction.

On those that have said that Mathews’ influence on him has felt a bit “cult-ish” or “Scientology-esque”:

MS: I will say that those are some of the least thought through statements that I’ve ever heard. Scientology is completely irrelevant to any of the talks that have been given to me. There is a lot going on here. There is a cult going on here… a cult of personality. When I talk, people listen. The things I say are the opposite of the things you try and lead me to say. Why is that interesting? Because I think differently. I use the right hemisphere of my brain and what I have is this advantage that makes me exceedingly interesting in pro wrestling.

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