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When the WWE does well, professional wrestling does well. The WWE is what most people know as professional wrestling.
What happens between the bells is what Ring of Honor has always been known for. If you’re looking for that action – the in-ring wrestling – that’s what Ring of Honor offers at a better rate than anyone else in the world.
I think the best wrestlers in the world are the ones who grow up watching it and have a love for it before they learn it’s a business. You can tell the difference between the guys who grow up watching wrestling versus the guys who get into it as an opportunity to make a living.
I thought when Samoa Joe won the World Title was a special night. That was an instance where TNA sort of got out of it’s own way and let the competitors speak for themselves.
Ring of Honor has always been about the best wrestling in the world, and by adding the New Japan talent into the game, it’s really upped everyone’s game.
When AEW came around, I was in probably my sixth year at Ring of Honor, and I was in a position where I felt like I had sort of done everything I wanted to do in the ring at Ring of Honor.
TNA had a video game that I was in. I actually did mo-cap for that game as well.
I’m most comfortable being myself, but I will admit to having an abnormal amount of fun being the King of Spice.
What I do I try different things ahead of time, I don’t get stuck in one rut and I don’t do the same workout for more than a month at at time.
Talent is going to rise to the top, whether they come from TNA or from outside.
The best thing TNA has been doing, every step we take has been a step forward.
When we started with Ring of Honor, when we started with TNA, there was a very similar mindset that we were building something, that we were doing something good.
I didn’t put a date on what’s left in my career. I didn’t say by the time I’m 46, or 47, or 48, or by the time I’ve been in wrestling for 25 years or 26. I just said I was going to keep doing it as long as I could, and as long as I was still having fun.
I’ve been extremely lucky in terms on injury. Very few injuries over the course of, this is the beginning of my 16th year. I know a lot of guys that have had a lot shorter careers and a lot more injuries, so I knock on wood every day.
And so it’s sort of a fine line where you want to be recognizable as professional wrestling but you also want to set yourself apart from what some people consider the standard of professional wrestling, which is the WWE.
Every day I wake up, and I think about the wear and tear on my body, and will I be able to continue to perform at a high level. Sometimes I’m working with guys that are 15 years younger than me, 20 years younger than me.
With syndicated television and broadcast pay-per-view, this is an opportunity for a lot of guys to break into the national mainstream.
As long as we concentrate on putting out great wrestling, I feel like that’s going to benefit us.
If they would have introduced me as someone who is basically The Undertaker’s boss, it would have fell flat. I’m 200 pounds and I’m 5’10”, so it certainly would have been difficult to take me seriously as someone who is intimidating The Undertaker.
Honestly, I’m sure the WWE’s not looking for 47-year old rookies and that’s fine with me. The timing of my career worked out where when I might have been interesting to them, were times that I was under contract with TNA or Ring of Honor and that’s fine with me.
The difference between wrestling in singles and in tags, there’s just a different art to it. There’s a mentality.
The match with Taka Michinoku for the Light Heavyweight title was in fact my first match with the WWE, but I didn’t know about it until I got to the building.
As the years progress, TNA knew they had something good with the X-Division, then they started building their tag and heavyweight division, and it became one of many good divisions as opposed to the ‘stand out’ division.
So much of our business is ‘What have you done lately?’ There is no resting on the laurels.
When I first started training to be a wrestler I was also trying my hand at acting. I was trying to get into the Chicago theater scene. It was tougher to get into the theater scene than I thought and I almost gave wrestling a try as an afterthought.
I’ve being doing some stuff overseas. I got the opportunity to go to New Japan a couple of times.
I feel like with the level of talent that we’ve got in AEW – there are some fans of mine that would love to see me on ‘Dynamite’, but the honest truth is, the time to feature me as an act, I feel, is sort of, not long gone, but it’s sort of passed, and I’m okay with that.
I started training in January in 1993 and my first match was in April of that same year.
It’s all performance and my acting background made me very comfortable in front of people, in front of cameras. It helped me think on my feet in front of a crowd.
I’m one of the guys, in addition to being a wrestler, I’m also one of the guys behind the scenes that’s sort of trying to guide the younger talent, give them the benefit of my experience in television wrestling.
I’ve gone into cage matches, I’ve gone into Ultimate X, and I’ve said this before: I know exactly what I’ve signed up for, and I’m not afraid of anything in front of me, and I’m willing to do anything and whatever it takes to come out with my hand raised.
To peel the curtain back, I don’t know if I could do Curry Man the same way I did it in TNA and not be racially insensitive.
I’ve got two kids and they monopolize my computer time.
I don’t spend hours upon hours in the gym, I go in for about an hour at at time and that’s how you get the best results.
I’ve got ties in Chicago. I was trained there. I’ve got a lot of family and friends.
I mean, it’s very tough, especially on the independent scene, just to sort of stand out, and catch the attention of TNA, of Ring of Honor, of WWE.
I go back and watch a lot of the stuff that I did back in the day, and it was a lot of wrestling just to show that I could wrestle. And I realized that sort of stuff is sort of pointless.
Well, I think at this point, having won the championships that I aimed to win in my career, now the opportunities to wrestle different wrestlers is sort of the carrot that is dangling.
It’s easy to dismiss Cheeseburger. You look at him as a guy who is 5’8, 125 pounds, very inexperienced. I know not to judge a book by it’s cover, and if a kid with those dimensions is willing to get in the ring with me and Kazarian, you know his heart is the size of Cleveland.
I grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina where Fort Bragg is, basically where the Mid Atlantic territories were sort of based out of the Carolinas. So I grew up watching guys like Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes and the Road Warriors.