on the new Monday Night Wars
I’m very excited about the prospect. I think we’re all excited about the opportunity and the possibility of another Monday night wrestling wars, to kick the wrestling business in the ass again. (laughing) It’s been a while since it’s really been mainstream, popular like it was back in the late 90s, so we’re all hoping this can really sort of reignite that and get a lot of those fans that kind of stepped away from the business a few years ago to come back. If you look at the ratings on January 4 [when TNA last went head-to-head with WWE Raw, it wasn’t a case of we were battling over the current fanbase, it was we were drawing more people in, and I think that’s good for everyone involved — the wrestlers, the companies, and the fans.
on this Monday Night Wars compared with the real Monday Night Wars
Well it’s obviously a different world now. I know it’s only 10 years or so, but it’s still a very different time. There are a lot more different forms of entertainment out there then there were back then — video games, UFC is obviously huge now compared to back then — so there are other forms of entertainment that weren’t around back then. But at the same time, a lot of the characters involved are the same, you know, you’ve got Hulk Hogan, you’ve got Eric Bischoff, you’ve got Ric Flair, you’ve got Vince McMahon. WWE is arguably stronger now, a lot stronger than it was back then. But it’s gonna be exciting, it’s gonna be very excting.
on being able to get more out of less in TNA
So from that aspect, I love that now I can go to TNA and a lot of the fans haven’t seen too much of my stuff, haven’t seen that much of my style, so it’s all new to me. I don’t have to prostitute a lot of my moves, and, you know, I’ve developed a move set, and that’s arguably one of the best things about Ring of Honor, is that you really have to genuinely establish a move set that’s different to everywhere else, and different to everyone else as well. You can’t just go out there and go, ‘This is my finisher and I do arm-drags,’ because no one is gonna take that in Ring of Honor, they want to see something different. They want to see a style, they want to see a move set they’re not gonna see anywhere else, so to be good you have to establish that move set there. And then when you take that to somewhere else, where an extensive move set isn’t quite so important, then that gives you a lot more longevity than a lot of the other wrestlers.
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