We discussed his background in wrestling, idols and also his upcoming match with CFed.
Q: You have achieved a lot in wrestling. What are some things you would like to achieve that you haven't yet?
A: When I first started training, the only real goal that I had ever set for myself was to wrestle for MCW at some point. I didn't care if that meant being the opening match or just being an enhancement talent. Everything else that I've had the opportunity to do is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned. I'm pretty content where I am right now and with what I'm doing as far as wrestling goes. I'm just living my dream.
Q: Who were your favorite wrestlers growing up?
A: Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart were some of my favorites from WWF when I first got into wrestling. Once I discovered ECW, I became a really big RVD fan. The moves he was able to pull off were just incredible.
Q: If there's one guy (past or present) to team with, who would it be?
A: Shawn Michaels, hands down. The greatest in-ring performer to ever grace the squared circle.
Q: At the December MCW show, you turned your back on CFed. Why did you attack him and cost him his world title match?
A: It's the simplest of reasons that people just don't seem to want to get through their thick heads. MCW is my house. I carried that place for the better part of THREE years when no one else was willing to step up and stand on top. I have an unexpected knee injury that I thought would leave me not able to wrestle again. I still went to shows while I was going through rehab and noticed one thing: CFed was trying to be ME, RYAN MCBRIDE. I am the one and only and there is no one that can replace me, so I took matters into my own hands and the rest you can say is history..
Q: What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions of professional wrestling?
A: Talent gets you places. Very select few times is that actually the case.
Q: After having some time to digest what happened on the Dec 28 show, do you have any regrets? And if so, what?
A: None. Whatsoever. I don't live with regret.
You can check Ryan out at https://twitter.com/CluneyMcBride and at the next MCW show February 8th at the Joppa Market Place. 1000 Joppa Farm Rd Joppa, MD 21085. Doors open at 5:30 Bell Time 7:30. Also on the card: Christian York, Cobian, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Mickie James, Angelina Love and Matt Taven.