TNA’s Rockstar Spud recently spoke at length with AlternativeNation.net about all things Impact Wrestling, including Bully Ray leaving the company, filming skits with AJ Styles, his character’s lack of depth at the start, if he would have fired himself, and a lot more. Check out the complete interview at the link above.
On being an on-air personality, instead of a full-time in-ring wrestling for TNA:
“I was perfectly happy jumping into the role, have no problems with the position I’m at right now. It was never an issue being an on-air personality, I feel that my strength is my personality. So in regards to being put into more matches, that’s great, but I honestly feel that my strength is not being in the X-Division; I actually think that would be [kind of a] detriment to my character … Because the visual of me standing against a Bully Ray, or Rob Terry, or Knux, or any of these giant monsters that we have on the Impact Wrestling roster, I think there’s the visual, and there’s the entertainment. I don’t think there’s much mileage in Rockstar Spud being in the X-Division personally.”
Being the “Chief of Staff” for Dixie Carter, and his character’s lack of depth following British Boot Camp season one:
“To be honest I look back at my sporadic appearances I had on Impact after winning British Boot Camp, and I would have let me go. I really would have, because there was no depth, I wasn’t projecting through the television, and that’s an important thing, I knew that every time I performed. When I was given the role of Chief of Staff, it was a blessing because everything I’d learned in OVW from Al Snow, Rip Rogers, and Danny Davis had all sunk into me. But I just needed a fresh [start] to project it all, and when they said we want you to be Dixie’s Chief of Staff, I was like, ‘Yes! Thank you, and I’m going to knock this out of the park for you.’”