In this archived edition of the Pro Wrestling Post Podcast from 2015, we spoke with ‘Da Pope’ former WWE and IMPACT Wrestling star, Elijah Burke. Burke shares in great detail his life and career in the wrestling ring and boxing ring. During the interview, Burke shared how a certain current WWE female superstar inspired him to continue to pursue education even while being employed part of the largest promotion in the world. He spoke of who he was able to lean on in great detail during his time in Ohio Valley Wrestling (the WWE’s developmental system at the time).
When asked about his time as part of the WWE’s ECW rebranding and part of The New Breed, Burke said “That was the best confidence building experience that a guy in my position at that time could have. One, because Vince himself was behind the Elijah Burke movement at the time. I had no idea that any of that was about to transpire with me and the ECW originals, and being called the new face of extreme, or however, it was put at the time. It did so much for me because I have the boss deeming me the new face of ECW. So it was “Put up right now or shut up,” because everything I had worked for by that point, or dreamed of doing or being, led to this.
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