Former TNA and ROH Superstar Frankie Kazarian was recently interviewed by Sporting News. During the interview, Kazarian said he thinks wrestling needs to be a bit more edgier and says wrestlers need to use more of their real emotions during matches and promos. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
Kazarian on his preferences for wrestling: “I might be in the minority in this thinking, but I kind of like wrestling when it’s a little gritty and a little dirty and a little risque. I think wrestling, by and large, especially wrestling on television, is far too sanitized and far too neat. I understand…they have to be because of advertisers. I get that. I think that professional wrestling works best when the reins are dropped and we are allowed to be dirty and risky and unsanitized and unclean.”
His thoughts on wrestlers using more real emotions: “I just don’t like being sold the pre-packaged ‘Here’s our colorful product’ and, god forbid, someone dropped an F-bomb or somebody threw up a middle finger and not get lambasted or fired or fined. If I can use a little language, the p—ification of society has really trickled down into professional wrestling in a negative way. And I think the numbers show that, too.”
Kazarian on his tag team partner Christopher Daniels: “In hindsight, when you take two guys who had substantial singles runs and then put them together and they have a substantial tag-team run, The Addiction, Bad Influence, whatever you want to call us, we really carved out a niche as tag-team wrestlers. When it’s all said and done, people will definitely remember our team.”
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