In a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, IMPACT Wrestling superstar Acey Romero discussed a variety of topics, including his weight loss journey and attempting to get into the 200lbs range.

“I was pleasantly surprised with my results, but there is still a long way to go. Wrestling is a big part of it, but this goes much deeper than wrestling, success doesn’t mean anything if I don’t have my health.

I know people won’t believe what I want to do, but they won’t be able to believe the way I look either. I have two more years on my contract and my goal is to be the IMPACT World Champion, that’s my goal before the end of my contract. I’ll have to work my a** off to get there, but I wouldn’t want to do it any other way.

A lot of people reached out and said I’m killing my gimmick, that I should stay big. Maybe they’re right, maybe I am killing my gimmick, but I was also in the process of killing myself, I understand that now, so I’m doing this for me. If I kept going the way I was going, I don’t know if I’d make it to 40, I don’t want to be that guy.”

The interview is available in full at this link.