Monday, June 6, 2011

18 Month Old Austin Aries Interview with Maybe Best Quote Ever about Wrestling

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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.

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.
I don't think I could have said it any better myself.

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