Amazing Red on The Roman Show


Former TNA Wrestling’s The Amazing Red said if the company’s offices called, he would possibly return.

In an interview with “The Roman Show,” The Amazing Red (Jonathan Figueroa) said he parted ways with TNA in 2011. He had a tryout dark match last year with WWE.

“If TNA would call and if it benefits me better than the last time, I am not saying no to nothing,” he said on The Roman Show. “I felt like I wasn’t respected like I should be from all the stuff I did for them. They did a lot for me, and it got me where I am right now, and I am grateful for that.

Red elaborated.

“I had the ball a couple of times, but I never got to run with it,” he said. “Every new gimmick or storyline they gave me I didn’t have the time to gradually get better from it.”

He understands microphone skills are important.

“Everyone talks about the mic skills; supposedly I don’t get over because of that,” he said. “I just wanted trust from TNA. Every angle they gave me has been good, and you get better with practice.”

Currently, Figueroa is a trainer at the House of Glory Wrestling School in Queens, N.Y. He is also wrestling the indie circuit including Ring Of Honor.

“I want to get my name back,” he said.

During the interview, he also discussed starting professional wrestling and what motivated him to jump inside the squared circle. He credits ECW veteran Mikey Whipwreck for training him.

Listen to the complete interview at:

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