During a recent interview on Reddit, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus talked about “smarks”, working with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why some wrestlers look down on “smarks”:
“You are partly right but that “group” also illegally streams and downloads a lot of the product so your “lucrative” adjective may be a bit of a stretch. I try and do my best to cater to and listen to all fans, if some choose to spend more time dissecting the product it doesn’t make their opinion more important than a family of 4 looking for a fun night out.”
Which promotions would he like to work with?:
“There are some great promotions I’d like to work with including PWG. Loads of talent I want to work with: Young Bucks, Cabana, Moose, Chris Hero, Rampage Brown, Shinsuke Nakamura, Machine gun KA and tons more. I’d love to work for/with NJPW.
As for WWE/NXT, they’re excellent, obviously. I’d like to explore any and all possibilities if an opportunity presented itself. However, I’m dialed in and committed to making Global a success.”
Working with with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo:
“Hulk was always friendly and respectful to me. I wish I had approached him more. Eric and I have a better respect/relationship now than we did then. Partly my fault for not being more forward, partly his for being a little elitist in the early days of his tenure. Russo and I have an ok relationship. I find him entertaining as a human being. Frustrating working for him.”