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14. Paul Ellering Talks About Returning To Professional Wrestling & Helping Authors Of Pain

During a recent appearance on The Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering was a special guest and discussed his return to Professional Wrestling, helping the young tag team of Authors of Pain & more. Below are the highlights:

On returning to Professional Wrestling:

“I didn’t think it was in the cards because when I hung up the tights in 200sh, I got into Sled Dog Racing, and set up a couple of businesses, and never imagined this opportunity would arise, then all of a sudden I got a phone call out of the blue and I was asked to check it out and then I liked what I saw and it brought me back to the business, but I’ve always loved the business. It always had a special place in my heart. I love the challenge of making it work, and that is all that has been my goal when I managed the Road Warriors and now the Authors of Pain, let’s make this thing work. This is going to be great, which is what gets me up in the morning.”

On managing the Authors of Pain:

“They have all the tools They have great amateur backgrounds. Rezar was an MMA Fighter and fought Bellator and Akam was an Olympic caliber wrestler; they just started young and have all they need in the professional ranks. I am just there to sort of guide them a little bit. I like that because that is what life is about when you get to where I’m at, it’s like, okay let’s pass something on here; a little old school along with a little new school, maybe I will learn something too.”

On wrestling having to be unpredictable to keep fans interested:

“Wrestling is always evolution because if the people don’t buy it and they don’t like the product, it’s going to change, because ultimately people have to buy the product, and if they don’t like it they aren’t going to put it on. The audience is up on everything.

They want to see a contest, it still has to be a contest; whether it’s style or character, it still has to be a contest, and they love the fact that it is a contest, and they like the fact you can be around someone who knows about the business better than anybody and they’ll sit down and try to predict every match at WrestleMania and still won’t get it right, and that is what brings people back.”

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