It’s been a little over a year since former WWE superstar Trent Barreta, real name Gregory Marasciulo, left the company, and he feels better for it.
In an interview with The Roman Show, the former WWE talent, who also worked for TNA, is currently competing, learning on the indies.
“I get more in ring time [on the indies],” he said. “...It is 25 minutes of a match...”
Baretta will be in action with Dragon Gate USA, an independent wrestling promotion in New York, on Feb. 22 and 23. It’s part of his journey. He has already traveled the world performing, making stops in places like India and Japan. He recalled wrestling in India.
“In India, it was a boxing ring on a field. People had no idea what wrestling was,” he said. “It hurt really bad. We worked our matches around it. It was a great experience.”
Barreta says he finds the independent circuit educational and adds that the sky is the limit in a return to WWE.
“I wouldn't be surprised if I would end up there again, and I wouldn't be surprised if I don't end up there again,” said Barret, who holds the Full Impact Pro title on the indies in Florida.
The New York-born professional wrestler said he stays in touch with former NXT stars including wrestling another former NXT wrestler, Chris Hero, during the upcoming WrestleMania Weekend.
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