Mr. Stone Addresses His Future As An In-Ring Competitor – Exclusive

Mr. Stone has been a WWE NXT television mainstay for over four years. Before shortening his name to Mr. Stone, he was known as Robert Stone and led a stable of attractive young talents known collectively as the Robert Stone Brand. His first charge was current WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship number one contender Chelsea Green but in the years since has aligned himself with other notable talents like Aliyah and Mercedes Martinez. After things with the Robert Stone Brand ended, the crestfallen manager fell on hard times before finding his groove again alongside Von Wagner.

Prior to his time as one of the most notorious managers in WWE NXT history, Stone was known to pro wrestling fans as Robbie E. As Robbie E, he had a long and successful career in Impact Wrestling and also competed for prominent promotions like Pro Wrestling Noah. By the time he signed with WWE, he had nearly twenty years of experience working at a high level as an in-ring competitor. However, he’s only wrestled in four matches in the four years since he’s been an NXT fixture.

In a Haus of Wrestling exclusive interview, I asked Mr. Stone about his future as an in-ring competitor.

“If I gotta lace up my … now it wouldn’t even be wrestling boots, maybe wrestling shoes? Or like dress shoes turned into wrestling boots? Whatever it would be that I would have to lace up, if I had to lace them up one time a year, maybe this body could still, kind of, hold up to that. I’m more focused on getting guys to the world title picture and pushing them to the moon as opposed to pushing myself.

“If I gotta do it once in a while, I will. It would be cool, you know, I have six-year-old twins. I think they would get a kick out of watching me just get destroyed and beat up and thrown around the ring.”

My full interview with Mr. Stone will be released this Tuesday at Noon EST, in video form, on Premier Streaming Network before hitting the Haus of Wrestling podcast feed shortly after.

Mr. Stone can be seen alongside Von Wagner every Tuesday night at 8/7c on the USA Network as part of WWE NXT. Peacock and the WWE Network will stream NXT’s next premium live event, The Great American Bash, on July 30, also at 8/7c.

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