Calvin Tankman On His MLW Run So Far, What Matches He Wants to Have

Calvin Tankman has been a bit part of MLW since his arrival there, and he discussed his run thus far in a new interview with Wrestling Headlines. The site has posted some highlights, which you can check out below:

On his MLW run thus far: “Everything that I expected it to be and more. It’s an environment where the people behind the scenes to be at your best and go out there and compete against the best. They definitely have a talented roster and it’s nice for me to get to test my skill against some of the best in the world.”

On Mil Muertes joining MLW: “It’s exciting coming in and seeing him there. When you see somebody of that caliber walking around the locker room you make sure to lace up your boots a little tighter and be ready to do what you need to do because everybody’s got to step their game up then. I’m just getting my feet wet…there’s so many people that I want to get the chance to test myself against. He’s definitely up there at the top of the list.”

On which matches he hopes to have: “Clearly Low Ki, Tom Lawlor, Hammerstone definitely. Fatu…I mean you shouldn’t be on the roster unless you want to take the title from him…he should be on everybody’s list. Even some of the middleweights like Lio Rush. I like having matches with someone that’s going to test me in different ways then I’m used to being tested. So often I’m standing across the ring from someone who is trying to match strengths with me but it’s not often that there’s somebody with that speed and that agility to make you miss. So it’s a challenge, it’s something that I definitely have to figure out a way around cause you I can’t just swat him down like a fly if I can’t catch him.”

On why he chose to sign with MLW: “Basically they were the people that said, “we are behind you 100%. We believe in you. We see you and we have this vision in our head of what you’re capable of. We’ll give you the opportunity if you can seize it and show us that you’re worth that.” Getting that vote of confidence in someone saying hey I believe in you really made me want to go out there and prove that I can do it on the next level. There’s a lot more guys from the indies going to bigger places now, but at time’s it’s not always as easy as that. There’s only so many spots that can be filled in so many places, so when you get an opportunity you got to seize that opportunity and kill it. So when Court came to me and said, “listen…I have this spot…I want you to have it, I want you to prove to me what you can do on this level,” that’s all I needed.”

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