In a recent interview with WDEL, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak discussed several topics, including what it is like to take a bump for people who have never stepped inside a wrestling ring.

“The thing I was told when I was learning how to fall and protect ourselves inside the ring, but still compete, the harder you hit the mat, the more it will hit back. You’re supposed to hit the mat with a high velocity. Crashing down, you’re basically throwing your full body weight onto a hard surface. There might be a little suspension from the ring ropes, if you’re lucky, not all rings have that. If you don’t get your hips up, or tuck your chin, you’re going to ding your hips or your head, and that’s not a good sensation at all. You can get seriously hurt anytime you fall in the ring. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, unless you’re trying to go through the proper training channels.”

The interview is available in full at this link.