Disco Inferno spoke recently on Impact's Press Pass Podcast about a variety of topics in the wrestling world. You can hear the full podcast, or read his transcript over at Wrestling Epicenter.
Saying Velvet Sky is his favorite female wrestler of all time:
"Right. She wasn't a great worker. But, here's the thing about professional wrestling and that you have to be a great worker. Your work only has to be serviceable enough if your character is good enough. Guys, just look at Hulk Hogan! (laughs) The greatest wrestler of all time! His work was serviceable. He wasn't Ricky Steamboat or Ric Flair out there but he was good enough, his character was over so strong, and he was the biggest guy in the business. If your character and looks are good enough, your work doesn't have to be. That is the way wrestling has been for years. You have these Hall of Famers and you watch their work and you're like, "Wow, this guy was really over. But, his work wasn't that good." You know what? A lot of people didn't care. Too many people care about your work now. You've got Scarlett... You had Velvet SKy. She had a great ring entrance... The numbers don't lie. The Beautiful People got good ratings on Impact when they were on. I'm trying to point out common sense to people and it is sometimes not the narrative that people want to hear so people look at me like I'm a bad guy. When I said Velvet SKy was my favorite female wrestler, I was getting push back for that from the fans. That is very disrespectful to her."
On Scarlett Bordeaux pushing the sex appeal button so hard:
"It is funny that what she is doing works. She's accentuating sexuality in professional wrestling today when a lot of people say that you're not allowed to do that. Why is it bad to point out that a woman is attractive when that is the first thing that you notice in her? I'm just being brutally honest and I know other people are not being honest about this. The people that say you're not supposed to notice that they're attractive? They're lying! Attractiveness is almost a biological function in people. They're lying about being attracted to these things because people have told them that you're not supposed to. That is like the herd mentality and the echo chambers. I disagree with that. I think a lot of people do. But, they're scared to plant their feet in the ground and fight against this. I'll fight against this all the time. "
On the risk Scarlett is taking by wrestling him at Against All Odds on March 29th:
"Scarlett Bordeaux is very attractive. It has been like this for 15, 20 years. If you're hot but your wrestling is bad, you lose your sex appeal. That is the risk that Scarlett is taking by wrestling me. Her gimmick right now is based on sex appeal. If she can't back that up in the ring, she is going to lose that sex appeal. She is taking a very grave riskcompeting against me. It is a risky move by her. I credit her for stepping up to the plate. If women want' equality, lets start wrestling the guys and see how good you are."