Petey Williams is one of the most gifted professional wrestlers around today. He is one of TNA’s top talents, and personally my favorite TNA star. So you can understand how excited I was when I had the chance to conduct a “20 Question” interview with Williams.
The up-to-date interview covered everything from his life as a TNA superstar, how he stays in such great shape, his admiration for Bret Hart, to the recent tragic passing of Eddie Guerrero. This interview makes it obvious to me that Petey is very dedicated to the craft that is professional wrestling. So without further ado….twenty questions with Petey Williams.
1. How have things been going for you, wrestling and personally as of late?
2. You competed against AJ Styles at the latest TNA pay-per-view for the X-Division Championship. What are your thoughts on this match?
3. And what’s your opinion of styles as a wrestler?
4. TNA has obviously benefited from their deal with Spike TV. How do you feel things have been going since the show has been on Spike?
5. Many have argued that the X-Division is the premiere division in TNA, eclipsing the World title scene. What is your opinion on this?
6. Where do you see TNA a year or two down the road?
7. Christian recently quit the WWE and signed with TNA, making his debut at the last pay-per-view. What kind of impact will he have on TNA?
8. What else, if anything, does TNA have to do to seriously compete with the WWE?
9. The WWE and the entire wrestling world, wrestlers and fans alike, have suffered a great loss with the recent passing of Eddie Guerrero. Do you have any thoughts on the matter?
10. Many members of the TNA locker room knew Eddie. Was the atmosphere backstage different the night he passed?
I have a feeling Eddie’s loss will be felt for a long time. He was one of a kind. Now moving into some more personal questions…
11. What would you see as your greatest moment thus far as a professional wrestler?
12. Who has influenced you the most in the business personally and professionally?
13. Have you set any short term and/or long term goals for yourself?
14. What about when you step into the ring. Are there any common goals or thoughts you have in your mind when you get in the ring each time?
15. Who’s been your best opponent thus far in your career?
16. What is your dream match? Petey Williams versus who?
17. What would you recommend for people trying to get into the wrestling business?
18. I am a huge bodybuilding and fitness fan, and try to work hard in the gym myself. So I’ve got to ask, what sort of diet and weight training program do you implement to keep in shape?
19. Wrestling obviously takes a toll on your body. What do you do to counteract these effects?
20. My final question. What is the next step for Petey Williams? Where do you see yourself in this business in the near, or distant, future?
Please note: First and foremost I really want to thank Petey Williams for taking part in this interview. I hope that in the near future I can bring you more up to date interviews with some of wrestling’s top superstars.
I have recently experimented with a new column, “Joe Pritchett’s This Week in Wrestling”. While I love writing it and feel that it can evolve into something very successful, I feel that I’m going to need to put it on hold for a short period of time. I have a lot on my plate right now, but it will return soon!
On a more somber note, I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent passing of Eddie Guerrero, and have tried multiple times to put those feelings into words. It has yet to happen in a manner that I would present to you, my readers, but eventually it may. Eddie meant a lot to all of us, both individually and collectively. I thank him for the great memories he has provided. Until next time, this has been Joe Pritchett’s Real Talk.
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