Byrons Interviews

It’s not every day that you come across an individual who looks and sounds like Lars Sullivan. In the case of NXT, one might suggest that there has never been a Superstar quite like Sullivan to step inside the squared circle. With a freakishly intense demeanor matched by massively rich vocabulary, Sullivan has created quite the buzz recently. This week, attempts to learn just a little bit more about NXT’s highly threatening Superstar.

WWE.COM: You’ve displayed a very intense and fiery personality the last few weeks that we’ve seen you on NXT. Where does this come from?

LARS SULLIVAN: You’d have to ask a psychiatrist to get an answer as to why I’m as belligerent as I am. As far as I’m concerned, all I do is get in the proper state of mind before a match. I’m not an angry person, but I do get angry at anyone who gets in my way. Listen, I’m not oblivious to the fact that I’m a scary guy. I get it. If I had to fight me, I’d be scared too. I’m not interested in being nice and complacent; I want to win and be the best. The best way for me to accomplish that is to be as aggressive as possible.

WWE.COM: Not a lot has been publicized about your background. Did you participate in any sports prior to NXT?

SULLIVAN: This is a question a first date would ask. Ask me how much can I overhead squat.

WWE.COM: OK … how much can you overhead squat?

SULLIVAN: Well, since you asked, 365 pounds.

WWE.COM: Would you be interested in divulging any of your other weightlifting accomplishments?

SULLIVAN: Now we’re talking. I’ve always had an affinity for moving a lot of weight, as it makes me feel exuberant. My numbers are up there in every lift, trust me. However, I find that focusing on mobility, stability and flexibility is far more important than the weight-room numbers. I can surely confirm to you that I’m overall the most athletic big man in this industry. It’s a matter of when and how I decide to showcase it.


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Byrons Interviews

They may be new to NXT’s Tag Team division, but they’re hard to miss once you catch them. With overflowing charisma and unbound energy, we introduce you to The Street Profits. On one side is Angelo Dawkins, a three-sport national champion collegiate athlete in football, wrestling and track. His partner? A former United States Marine and record-setting track athlete named Montez Ford. Both sat with to talk about their team name, their intentions and their bond.

WWE.COM: Describe to the NXT Universe exactly who The Street Profits are.

MONTEZ FORD: The Street Profits are for the culture. Dawkins and I represent everything now and current. We are two men with similar backgrounds who have faced hardship and troubled upbringings at times because of the environment that we lived in. We are just showing people that we made it. We’re also trying to spread the message that with hard work, direction and perseverance, you can make it, just like us.

WWE.COM: Your partner knows all about perseverance. Dawkins, you’ve seen a lot in NXT over the last five years. What drew you to a partnership with Montez Ford?

ANGELO DAWKINS: Well Tez [Montez] and I already knew each other before he came to NXT. Tez is from Chicago, and I went to Harper College, which is near Chicago, so we have always had that chemistry right off the bat. Me being at NXT for a while and him still being fairly new led to us talking about teaming up and seeing how this move would be super beneficial for us both. That’s how we decided to start teaming.


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From the small town of New Ulm, Minn., to the bright lights of WWE NXT, Christy St. Cloud is the newest addition to NXT’s announce team. St. Cloud can be seen grabbing the latest scoops from your favorite NXT Superstars. This week, we flip the script and get the scoop on Christy as she speaks to about her road to NXT and why being a part of WWE is a true dream come true.

WWE.COM: You’ve been with NXT for six months now. What has the experience been like for you?

CHRISTY ST. CLOUD: Being part of NXT has been absolutely incredible. Every time I go to a Live Event, a television taping at Full Sail University or an NXT TakeOver, it’s still hard for me to believe that I’m part of all this. I’m so proud to be part of NXT because I feel like this is where it’s at. Everyone here is welcoming, and everyone is hungry to get better.

WWE.COM: You’ve had some neat experiences in the entertainment industry prior to joining NXT.

ST. CLOUD: I started as an intern at “E! True Hollywood Story” and then became an executive producer’s assistant. I was there for two-and-a-half years. I also worked for AfterBuzz TV, where I got to report on what was happening in the sports-entertainment world and interacted with various legends in the industry. I also had the opportunity to work with former WWE Superstar X-Pac and former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia, helping to produce and co-host their podcasts.

WWE.COM: One of your biggest accomplishments has been your YouTube channel that you created.

ST. CLOUD: I’ve always been a bit of a computer nerd. I taught myself HTML and created my first web site when I was 12 years old, about the novel series, “Sweet Valley High.” I started with a blog, and when YouTube was getting popular, I figured the next step would be video content. I used a flip cam to talk about various TV shows and movies, calling it “Christy Reports,” and eventually it developed into low-profile red-carpet interviews. Eventually I got onto bigger red carpets, where I interviewed reality TV stars from shows like “Dance Moms” or the kids from “Girl Meets World.” I ended up having over a quarter-million hits.

WWE.COM: I understand you even made an appearance on “The Maury Povich Show”?

ST. CLOUD: Yes. I did an episode last December helping Maury cover holiday-related viral videos. It was a cool experience sitting next to Maury on the couch without having to take a paternity test. [Laughs]