Honky Tonk Man On Jeff Jarrett, “Dealing With The Spotlight” Etc.

Bill Behrens

Honky was asked about "the trend" of wrestlers dying, who he missed the most.  He responded:

HTM: There’s been so many, and so many were all my friends and guys that I traveled with and had fun with in the locker room, in the hotels, or at the restaurants and bars. I couldn’t point out any single one … because I miss them all, and it’s a tragic thing that they’re passing away at such a young age. I don’t know why … I don’t know if it’s the fact that they can’t deal with not being in the spotlight anymore or not being on the main stage anymore. What these young fellas have to understand nowadays is that this is show business, it’s sports entertainment, and the ride only lasts for a certain amount of time and when the ride’s over you’ve gotta go back to being a normal person.

Honky was asked about similarities between his character and Jeff Jarrett’s, each using a guitar.  He responded:

HTM: Yeah, it’s very similar. If you look back in history, even with the Chris Jericho thing now with the legends, that’s rehashed from a Randy Orton storyline they did a few years ago where he was called a "Legend Killer", and he was bringing legends in and destroying them. The thing about it is, I’ve always had professional courtesy with my fellow wrestlers. If they were wearing a skirt, like Roddy Piper, I didn’t wear a skirt. If they were toting a snake like Jake The Snake, I didn’t carry a snake. So as far as the Jarrett thing … if you can’t say something good don’t say anything at all, so I’m not gonna say anything.

To read the full interview:

http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2009/04/05/grappling-with-honky-tonk-man-about-wrestlemania-legends-and-lo/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl5|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fbackporch.fanhouse.com%2F2009%2F04%2F05%2Fgrappling-with-honky-tonk-man-about-wrestlemania-legends-and-lo%2F

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