Is Ace Austin IMPACT’s Gambit?
Ace Austin is a member of the Bullet Club and a roster member for IMPACT Wrestling. He’s also one of IMPACT’s top stars in a company full of many different characters, and many fans started to compare his character to one of X-Men’s characters, Gambit. Both Ace and Gambit have a similar color scheme in their gear and also both carry a playing card. Recently, Ace Austin sat down for a interview with WrestleZone, where he was asked about the comparisons, saying that wasn’t the intention but he’s leaned into it.
That was accidental. I really wasn’t going for Gambit at first, but when I chose my color scheme and I put the whole presentation together… I started training when I was 17 and I had an idea. I got my first set of gear when I was still 17 and then I debuted when I was 18, that was the rule in Pennsylvania at the time. When I put this whole presentation together, that’s when fans started coming to me and saying ‘Oh I love the Gambit reference, I love the Gambit vibes.’ That’s kinda when I realized how on the nose it was, so I kinda leaned into it after that. When you’re first starting out, it’s good to find a niche to fit in. The comic books, superhero things have always been such a huge influence in my life. Superheros and Pro Wrestling had the biggest influence on my life growing up. It was a great way to merge the two and it really helped me get my feet off the ground and it helped me out with merchandising and it all worked.– Ace Austin via WrestleZone
Ace Austin isn’t the first pro-wrestler to lean into a superhero inspired character, but he is one of the best at it.
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