Podcaster & wrestler; Colt Cabana, was recently interviewed by “A Music Blog? Yea” & went over a variety of non-wrestling & wrestling topics. Cabana elaborated on the “comedic” style of pro-wrestling & how he decides who will join his podcast; “The Art Of Wrestling”.
Here are the highlights:
How He Picks His Guest For His Podcast:
“I really was the first wrestler-to-wrestler podcast and I started in 2010 and now it’s kind of exploded, it’s become a real big thing. But for me, it was always about having my friends on. It was just… I knew that these dudes were so fun and funny backstage and in the locker rooms we would have these chats and I wanted to be able to give everyone that insight.”
“Comedic-Style” Of Wrestling:
“There are not a lot of comedian wrestlers out there and that’s one of the reasons why I realized it would be so fun to tackle. If you look at America, at what people look at ‘Comedic wrestlers’ like Junkyard Dog, or Jimmy Valiant, or maybe even Dusty Rhodes, to a little bit of extent. They weren’t known as comedic wrestlers, they were just kind of wrestlers with a lot of character and pizzazz. So, I kind of wanted to be somewhere in the middle of that, be a wrestler with character and pizzazz, but then also really, really dive into the humor of it. I was wrestling probably for five or six years as a regular wrestler and then I did a thing with AJ Styles where he hit the ropes and I just stuck my foot out and tripped him and I just got this crazy laugh. I was like ‘That’s the loudest reaction I’ve got in my whole career’ and it wasn’t from a crazy move, it was from tripping a dude and getting a laugh.”
Not Inviting WWE Stars Onto His Podcast:
“[NXT Trainer] Robbie Brookside was a guy I wanted to have on and it really didn’t work out. Now that WWE won’t let [anyone on], I don’t think and I won’t ask anyone from WWE, so it’s kind of one of those weird things.”