|The man, from around the time of the interview|
Dated December 1, 2009 from the Southtown Star Blog
I don't know why this interview is making the rounds on Tumblr now, but regardless of when it was posted originally, it's still salient. Read it:
People go to movies and they watch a great fight scene with Jackie Chan or a phenomenal fight scene without realizing these guys have five takes and 16 different camera angles. And here (with wrestling) is a live-action fight scene with drama and athleticism all rolled into one, and they kind of scoff at that. I can't understand why.I don't think I could have said it any better myself.
This is entertainment, but that doesn't mean there isn't competition going on within the matches itself, that there isn't compelling drama, good vs. evil. It's a lot of different genres rolled into one. It's acting. It's all these things. It's done live. It's like going to a live opera where they are putting on live fight scenes. Guys really get hit. Guys really fall. (People who think it's a) fake-out couldn't be further from the truth. I've got the X-rays and scans to prove it. If this stuff was fake, my spine would be in a lot better condition.
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