NXT Cruiserweight champion Jordan Devlin recently interviewed with Metro where The Irish Ace commented on the praise given to him by Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Although appreciated, Devlin admits that there is an added pressure on him to deliver in ring after his idols words.
Pressure is part of it. There's no more pressure you can put on me than the pressure I put on myself go out perform every time I go out there. I've got my childhood heroes—Triple H and Shawn Michaels—going out to the media and telling everyone I'm the one to watch on this brand. I know that every time I go out to the ring I've got to deliver and show everybody they backed a winner!
Devlin would later shift gears and state that a big reason he's been able to up his game is due to the work he's put in at the WWE Performance Center.
It's been an unbelievable couple of years for me, being in the WWE system—and the improvement you've seen from me isn't a coincidence. It's a result of being able to go to the WWE Performance Center, work with all the coaches and the producers. That's what's helped me evolve my game, and step up and become what I am today.
Check out the full interview here.