Rockstar Spud recently spoke with The Sun about his career and more. Here are the highlights.
On nearly quitting pro wrestling:
“I was going to jack it all in on my 30th birthday. I came that close to quitting. Then I got the call for TNA British boot camp in the August 2013 and we started filming in September. Back then it was impossible to be a full-time wrestler and make a living in the UK. You had to live with you mum and dad and you could just about afford to pay rent to them. I worked in a bank. I have no problem saying that I had a full-time job for my entire career until I signed for TNA. Thankfully now I have saved my money, because that was always installed in me because it won’t last forever, so I always saved and I can happily say I live in a lovely condo in Nashville, Tennessee.”
On going against bigger opponents:
“I am not afraid of anyone whether they are 6ft 4ins or not. And this is not me speaking as a wrestling character, this is real life, I don’t care how tall you are. I am just really confident with who I am, I am a man’s man but I am 5ft 4ins tall. It is really strange but I just never had any fear.”
On losing Matt Hardy’s son:
“Fans will say ‘Oh my god, they are burying Rockstar Spud’. But if you have seen me on TV the then I am not buried at all. I am on television. If I wasn’t on television then I would be buried. Plus, my name is James Michael Curtin and I play a character called Rockstar Spud who is a weasely, little, whiney bad guy who deserves everything he gets. Rockstar Spud deserves losing to a one-year-old. Do I have a problem playing a weasely little bad guy losing to a one-year-old? Absolutely not. What do you want me to do next?”
Rockstar Spud also discussed UK wrestling scene and more. You can read the full interview here.