• NWA World Champion On Wrestlers Focusing Too Much On High Spots Nowadays
During a recent interview with Arm Drag Takedown, current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis (Magnus in TNA) talked about wrestlers focusing too much on high spots nowadays & more.
Below are the highlights:
On wrestlers focusing too much on high spots nowadays:
“Wrestling got hoodwinked into thinking the most important thing in our business was the match in the ring. I got into this to tell stories and to get people invested into characters and emotion. I wanted to be an entertainer! I wanted to be able to indulge in all the things pro wrestling provides which ‘real sports’ don’t.”
On reusing an older style of promotion in the pro wrestling business to get fans interested, similar to what UFC does:
“Essentially, if you changed the final outcome of the UFC builds with an NWA World Championship match from the 1980s, the whole lot of it leading up to that is very much the same.
The reality was, if you wanted to see these two guys go at it, without interference or in the full match, you either had to buy a ticket or you had to tune into this pay-per-view or this special.
That’s essentially what UFC’s model is. They put out UFC Embedded, they put out smaller cards on free TV, but everything else they put out is press conferences, interviews, profile pieces, all of which is leading to the fight. The fight is the attraction.”
• Footage Of Shawn Michaels Getting Superkicked At NXT Live Event
On this week’s episode of NXT, NXT Championship match between Drew McIntyre and Adam Cole with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as the Special Guest Referee from the November 17th NXT live event in San Antonio was shown.
In the clip below, Cole accidentally Superkicked Michaels:
• Hot New Photo Of Former WWE Divas Champion
Below is a new photo of former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (a.k.a Barbie Blank):