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Jordan Devlin On Winning The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship, His Rigorous Schedule

The Irish Ace speaks...

Since debuting in WWE back in January 2017, Jordan Devlin has been presented as one of the top stars in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He held the OTT Championship for 420 days over two reigns and has competed in high profile matches in NXT UK against Tyler Bate and Finn Balor, among others.

At Worlds Collide during Royal Rumble weekend, The Irish Ace achieved the biggest victory of his young career as he won the NXT Cruiserweight Championship in a Fatal 4-Way against Angel Garza, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Travis Banks.

Devlin recently sat down for an interview with Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet in which he discussed his win at Worlds Collide. The former OTT star described it as "the best moment of my career" and explained it made all the hard work worth it.

The Irish Ace said: "It was amazing, man. It was like the best moment of my career. I nearly jumped out of my skin, as you saw, when I heard the three count. It was just what felt like the culmination of 18 years of hard work and I was absolutely buzzing."

With his Championship victory, however, Devlin finds himself having to compete on three WWE brands along with numerous Independent promotions in the UK. While some wrestlers would find the prospect of wrestling so much daunting, Devlin instead hopes to keep competing as much as possible, setting himself the goal of having 150 matches in 2020.

He added: "I hope so. I really enjoy being able to do indie appearances over in the UK. I'm just back from PROGRESS this morning. I was there last night and then I was in Fight Club: Pro in Birmingham on Friday. So I'm still very much keeping busy seeing how many matches I can get down this year. I'm going to try to break maybe 150 I'd say."

He did admit, however, that his rigorous schedule does take somewhat of a toll as he has only slept in his own bed six times since January 8 as he has been travelling around the UK and the US.

Devlin said: "No, I barely have time to breathe at the moment. I'm getting on my fifth flight in five days tomorrow to come over to the states for nine days. I've been home in my own bed six times since January 8 between splitting my time in the UK and the US. It's probably the busiest I've ever been, but probably the most fun I've been having in my career and most fulfilling time I've had in pro wrestling."

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