In a recent interview with The WrestlingINC Daily Podcast, independent wrestler Suge D (aka Pineapple Pete) opened up on not signing a deal with All Elite Wrestling.

“That’s the wrestling business man. I mean, if I had to give a self-critique, probably could have been in a little bit better shape. At the same time, it’s one of those cases, it’s something I’ve always been battling, always been working with. I feel like, by the time everything was over, I definitely whipped myself into better shape, but when you get that opportunity, sometimes you just want to come in as the full package, but it’s not like I even knew there was a package to sell at the time, I thought it was just come in, make some people look good, call it a day and that’s what it is.

I think the best advice that I can probably give to a lot of people right now is, you have to know what it is and what it isn’t. When you walk into these situations, there wasn’t a promise or anything, I walked in as Suge D, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, there’s money to be made, I still get to do what it is that I do, so I walked in and I did it and then I got this crazy opportunity that lasted for like six months. I think people have this perception that, oh God, he’s bitter or oh God, he’s doing this or oh God, he feels he should have got this or he’s got his nose up in the air, because he think that he’s this or he’s that. No, I love to wrestle and occasionally, when I wrestle occasionally, real emphasis on occasionally, I like to get paid.”

The interview is available in full at this link.