Former TNA star Chris Sabin recently spoke with MLive.com about some interesting stuffs. Here are some highlights;
Getting back into the indies:
“I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life. It’s getting back to my roots since I started out in the independents. Professional wrestling is my passion. I’m trying to stay as busy as possible. I believe I can have a good match with anyone. It doesn’t matter if they were on television the last 20 years or just an independent wrestler coming up through the ranks.”
How he changed mentally after getting injured in 2010 and 2011:
“It was probably mentally and physically the toughest thing I’ve ever had to go through in my entire life. I was wrestling for almost 11 years straight up until that first injury then all of a sudden I was sitting at home not doing anything, not even being able to walk. I was pretty apprehensive for months about what I could do in the ring. I even did an interview not too long ago where I felt I couldn’t do all the high-flying stuff I could do before my injuries. I was almost embarrassed when I saw myself saying that, it shows a lack of believe in myself. If I put my mind too it, and put the work in, I know I can be the Chris Sabin I was before the injuries. I know I’m stronger for getting through this.”
The Hardcore legend Mick Foley recently talked with Jack E. Jones on a special edition of IYH Wrestling Radio. He talked about a number of interesting stuffs. Here are some highlights;
* If someone is not familiar with your stand-up, how would you explain it?
“It is a wrestling-centered story-telling show, but it’s accessible to non-fans as well. For wrestling fans, there’s no need to worry about me embarrassing myself with set-ups and punch lines, and for non-fans, they’ll have a much better time than they’re expecting. If they’re dragged against their will by a loved one, they will end up having a very good time.”
* Would you agree that there is a lot of great new talent in the WWE right now?
“Oh yeah, I love the new talent. I think they’ve done a great job at the WWE. For all the flack they sometimes get for bringing in guys from the past to headline shows they’ve done this amazing job of making huge new stars from the developmental area. They come in and they really have faith and realize that building guys is a process that doesn’t happen overnight.”
* What did you think of the opening segment on the April 28th RAW featuring The Wyatt Family and the children’s choir?
“It was wonderful. I know to some people it was a little freaky, but that was the point. It was something I believe wrestling fans will remember; it will go down as a great segment. I’d never seen anything like it. It was so good that I wish I had done it when I was Mankind. I was a big believer in juxtaposing innocence and creepiness, and sometimes I even did it in song. Whereas I sang ‘Close To You’ by the Carpenters in creepy fashion, he sings ‘I’ve Got the Whole World in My Hands’. It’s really effective; it’s really a great character.”