Wrestling talent Rockstar Spud spoke with Brian Fritz of The Sporting News about his belief that no one wants to be a true heel in the pro wrestling business. Here are the following highlights, click here for the entire article.
On no one wanting to play a true heel in pro wrestling these days:
“Everybody wants to get their cool move in. This is how I compare it: everybody has watched ‘Die Hard’ and everybody wants to be John McClane but nobody wants to be Hans Gruber. Now, when you’re put in the role of Hans Gruber in your wrestling match, you want to walk through glass like John McClane and expect everyone to boo you. It’s ridiculous. I can’t believe it. That’s what’s wrong with the industry; no one wants to play the bad guy.”
On why he feels no one wants to be a true heel and what he feels a true heel really is:
“We want you have to have the experience that we are playing the antagonist. Everybody wants to do the cool stuff but if I do an impressive maneuver, you’re going to applaud me and you’ll go ‘that was really good.’ But if I don’t do these and I kick and I punch and I scratch and I gouge eyes and I bite noses, that’s not really cool is it? I want to get people to hate me. That’s my job. That’s what I’m paid to do.”