WWE Superstar Shorty G, formerly known as Chad Gable, spoke recently with Sports Illustrated about the importance of taking advantage of opportunities.
Shorty G was an amateur wrestler who was a competitor at the 2012 London Olympics before signing with the WWE in 2013. He has won the NXT Tag Team Titles, the SmackDown Tag Team Titles, and the RAW Tag Team titles but many feel that he hasn’t been given the opportunities that he should have.
Some feel that the name change to Shorty G itself is insulting and another example of WWE not making good use of talent, but Shorty G doesn’t seem to be taking it that way.
“The key is to take advantage when given the opportunity, “he told Sports Illustrated. “Right before I went out last week to do the Shorty G promo, Bruce Prichard told me to make it my own and feel it. That promo, I felt it very deeply. The height thing is a message about overcoming whatever people believe are your shortcomings. Everybody can identify with that.”
Shorty G also talked about getting help from another Superstar who reportedly had a rough going at the start, The Miz.
“He started giving me ideas and explained why a lot of my really serious ideas weren’t working. I started to understand his vision, and now I’m off and running with this new character. I’m going to have a great time with it and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.”
He also spoke about his working relationship with Vince McMahon and about how he would often pitch ideas to McMahon.
“Vince finally realized, after me coming into his office over and over, listening to vignettes I created at home and reading pitches I wrote, that I’m not going away,” he said.
“I came up with a new idea and pitched it every week. They didn’t necessarily run with a lot of those ideas, but it showed them they’ve got a guy who is hungry and ready to make an impact,” Shorty G declared.