WWE star Rick Boogs who is also a former two times WWE 24/7 champion recently talked about his tag team paring with the current and two times WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
Rick Boogs started his WWE career back in 2017 where he was mostly seen jobbing to other wrestlers like Lars Sulivan. He spent a total of four years in the NXT and he was mostly seen as a jobber. Even after coming to the main roster for the first time on 2021 he was seen as a jobber as well.
Rick Boogs Speaks On His Team With Shinsuke Nakamura
When he first came onto the main roster he kept on going after the WWE 24/7 Championship under is new ring name Joseph Average. He won the title two times in total. He grabbed his first WWE 24/7 Championship after he defeated R Truth. The next reign came after he pinned Akira Tozawa.
Later on the same year, he teamed up with Shinsuke Nakamura. He was seen playing guitar during the entrance of Nakamura and he stayed present during his matches as well. Recently he has been started to wrestle as the tag team partner of Nakamura. He is Victorious in all of his wrestling matches till now.
Rick Boogs who is also a former two times WWE 24/7 champion recently spoke to After The Bell where he talked about his tag team paring with the current and two times WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. He said;
“How was my reaction? Let’s just say I was shocked. I was stunned. I had, I would say, about maybe 12 hours of heads up. I got a text the night before to be at SmackDown, and this is what I was going to do.
“Obviously I played his theme on guitar. Let’s keep in mind that sure, I dilly-dallied a little bit with guitar, but I hadn’t played guitar other than maybe a little bit here and there, but I haven’t practiced in a long time. I’m not even kidding. From time to time maybe I’m doing something simple and easy, maybe put it on Instagram, but it’s not like I practice.
“I was like, ‘I played this song when I was 16 years old. I think I can remember it.’ They’re like, ‘Can you learn this?’ I said, ‘Of course, I’m like, yes, I’ll do it.’ The anticipation and nerves with that, not just playing guitar, because I was in a band in high school. Not a very serious band.
“I think the biggest crowd I played in front of was 25 people. Now it’s like, can you learn this thing in a matter of hours? Everyone’s going to judge you. It’s going to be in front of millions of people, and it’s not really what I do. You know what it was?
I think it was the first day I was at SmackDown, and Bruce Prichard was like, and I don’t know why they were looking at an Old Spice commercial, and apparently Vince watched it, and he’s like, ‘Call the guy up’, just from the character work alone. This is what I heard. Then they had to figure out what to do with me because they were like, ‘Well what does he do?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Is he on NXT?’ ‘No.’
They went on my Instagram, and you know what it was? I did this video where I did a lunge. I was playing The Trooper on the guitar. Bruce said that Vince was going to love that because he loves lifting weights. I guess that was it. ‘Oh, he can play The Trooper while he’s lunging 340 pounds so let’s have him bust out Shin’s tune live in front of millions of people.”
H/T to WrestleNews.co for the transcription