350 Days Director Discusses The Changes In Wrestling Today

350 Days Director Fulvio Cecere recently spoke to Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter. You can see the full interview at this link, and check out highlights below.

Wrestling now:
"Wrestling fans know there is no such thing as territories anymore. There's just the one (WWE). Although, there is something to be said about the pretty new and exciting companies like Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and New Japan. They're really making some headway now. But, ultimately, when you think of wrestling, you think of WWE. Up until the 90's, there were territories. I think there were 32 or 33 at the time. This is their story! What I want stressed is the wrestling fans are going to love this because there is a nostalgia factor - they're going to remember all these guys if they're older. The new guys are going to love it because they can hear the history versus today. But, this isn't a wrestling movie. This is a movie about the people who lived that life. They just happened to be wrestlers just like the movie The Wrestler. The movie THe Wrestler isn't about Mickie Rourke portraying a wrestler. It is about a father and his relationship with his daughter. He just happened to be a wrestler! So, that is what this movie is. It is about the life that they lived on the road, missing their families, missing birthdays, the adultery. The violence from the fans if you beat their champion. Getting SHOT in the ring! Could you imagine, unless you're a soldier, a firefighter, or a cop, you wouldn't expect to get shot on the job! Not a wrestler! And yet, it happened!"

On the honesty of the wrestlers talking about their lifestyles:
"The one thing I took away from this is it was so candid, it was so honest! These guys, they're leaving their history! There's no sugar coating. There's no WWE bashing here. It is telling their life. There is no choosing sides. This is a true documentary. We're just documenting their life!"

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