QUICK QUOTES: Tye Dillinger talks what he’s learned since coming to WWE, how training for hockey is different than wrestling

Tye Dillinger Rolling Stone interview.
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Tye Dillinger was recently interviewed by Muscle and Fitness. He talked about staying in shape, what he’s learned since coming to WWE, and more. Here are the highlights:

How training for hockey is different than training for wrestling:

“There are not a lot of days off. For both, there’s a wide variety of workouts—from heavy all the way to recovery-style workouts. There’s also a focus on body health and your overall health with both types of training. WWE and hockey have very intensive schedules. There’s not a lot of days off in either because you are playing every other day, just like in wrestling where you are in the ring most nights.”

What he’s learned since joining WWE:

“This is my second time signing with WWE and I have been around for six and half years in total. The second time around is much different. We have strength and conditioning coaches and on-site medical staff. WWE has gone to great expense to bring the best fitness experts in, all to ensure the talent’s safety, progress, and growth.

Right now we have a great strength and conditioning coach in Sean Hayes. He’s accessible any time. I have messaged him questions about health and nutrition at 2 a.m. and he has responded three minutes later.

From Sean, I have learned from a wide range of disciplines. He knows how to go about packing on muscle if you want to, or even ease off if you are going too hard. I owe the WWE Performance Center a lot for getting me ready for shows like WrestleMania.”

How he feels with the busy WWE schedule:

“I feel awesome at the moment. In terms of the schedule, that’s what you sign up for and I welcome it with open arms. I have dedicated over 15 years of my life to this industry and the right to wrestle for the No.1 wrestling company in the world. I feel good, I’m excited, and I’m ready.”

For the full interview with Tye Dillinger, check out Muscle and Fitness

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