Former WWE star and a former two times WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish who is also a former three times ROH World Tag Team Champion recently discussed what it takes to be a locker room leader in a professional wrestling promotion.
Bobby fish started his professional wrestling career back in 2000 and he worked thoroughly on the independent circuit for a long time. He won a lot of championships on the independent circuit throughout his professional wrestling career. He worked on all over the world to win multiple championships.
Bobby Fish Discusses What It Takes To Be A Locker Room Leader
He worked all over the world for multiple big promotions. He got his early fame from the Ring Of Honor, and in 2017 he got his biggest call of his career as he joined WWE. He started working on the NXT which was the development Territory of WWE very short amount of time he earned massive fame among the WWE universe.
He started working as a member of the Undisputed Era faction alongside Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong and of course Adam Cole. He had been really successful in the NXT as he won the NXT Tag Team Championship two times in total. In 2021 he was released from WWE and he joined the AEW. Recently he was released from AEW and currently he is working in the Impact Wrestling.
Bobby Fish who is also a former three times ROH World Tag Team Champion recently spoke to the latest episode of the Undisputed Podcast where he discussed what it takes to be a locker room leader in a professional wrestling promotion. He said;
“For me, the locker room leader is something earned. You don’t just assume it. It’s universally earned or else it’s not a good thing. If there’s division and some people are for it and some people think he’s a rat fink piece of shit, it’s divisive, so you’d rather not have him. You think about The Undertaker, I wasn’t there so I can’t speak firsthand.
“You hear about him being the locker room leader and that’s because everybody respected it. Not just him, but that’s the role he played. He was tight enough with basically Vince (McMahon) and the office to assume that role and for people to respect it. That’s really all that’s required, the acknowledgment of your peers, from the boys, it’s like being a captain.
“Sometimes that person isn’t seeking it, it gets bestowed on him. I wasn’t in all of these locker rooms, but I could see a guy like Samoa Joe being a good locker room leader. It’s imperative that you don’t just talk the talk, you have to walk it out. People have to see that your actions are the same letter that you’re holding them to.
“If that’s not the case, it’s divisive. If there are some people you are preferential to, you can’t have an agenda. You probably need to be a good worker, do some good business, check all the boxes as far as what we do. You earn that title. It’s important to have a locker room leader, but it has to be bestowed on that person by the majority, if not everybody.
“That’s when it works. Otherwise, it can divide the locker room and you have people thinking they are the locker room leader when they’re not. Some people are not self-aware. I’m not going to name names, but they are in la-la land.”
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