​Dalton Castle Discusses His Flamboyant Ring Of Honor Character, His Success & More


Rolling Stone has a new article about ROH’s Dalton Castle and his “flamboyant” character for the promotion. Here are highlights:

On keeping his character and real persona separate: “I try to separate my personal life, but so much of me is the wrestler, so my lives kind of bleed together. I never try to do something in wrestling that I wouldn’t do as a regular human being, and that keeps me from being seen as a caricature that could be offensive or hacky. It’s a fine line, a very elaborate and absurd character, but for some reason, it’s working.”

On his success: “Trial and error – and cosmic coincidence. I’ve worked my ass off and trained real hard and tried different things. Some have worked, some have not. Being comfortable with who I am and understanding what I’m all about and presenting that has helped me perform more naturally. I was a wrestler in high school and college, and it was all about sport. Now it’s about making sure the fans are happy. Before it was about winning, now it’s about entertaining.”

On his feud with Silas Young over The Boys: “The pieces just kind of fell into place, and it happened so quickly. It’s the classic story of fighting for something that belongs to somebody else – in this case boys. As ridiculous as it sounds, when you see it on paper, that’s the story that makes the most sense: Two guys with mustaches – one terrible, the other really thick, but both with great heads of hair – both want these boys. And who doesn’t want boys?”

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