We're all about kindness and love. It's time to shoot softly.
Our newest subject: EC3 -- a WWE, NXT, TNA/IMPACT, ROH veteran who has worked with hundreds of talented performers.
"Everything’s so negative. I’m actually looking forward to shooting softly and saying nice things about nice people. I think we can a little positive reinforcement," he said.
Well, let's see.
“He has a nice smile and a good heart.”
“Oh, Brie. I’m so happy for her and Bryan’success and family. I just hope they’re eternally happily forever after together. True love resonates with me. It’s so nice to see. I may never find it. But, the fact they have it, I respect that and I encourage it. Congratulations, you two, on your lovely, lovely family and your lovely family together. And I hope you’re happy.”
“I beat Sting, right? I should definitely be in a Hall of Fame based on that somewhere. Those are record setting wins themselves. Sting’s awesome. I grew up watching him. Rarely is the chance you get to meet your idols, let alone work with your idols. I had that opportunity even if what we did was brief on-screen. What he did with me, talking to me in the back will always stick with me and was very encouraging and positive. I’m glad to see him. It’s cool he can show up and then I kind of modeled the EC3 that we see today after ’97 Sting in a way that, ‘Hey, I don’t need to wrestle for a year. I can just show up with a baseball bat and say wild stuff and get into brawls, and that’s cool, too.’ But, no, there’s that ambiguity and change in somebody. I kind of modeled, like ‘Surfer’ Sting to ‘Crow’ Sting, what a drastic change in a personality and I definitely wanted to model what I did after going so far this way to going so far that way.”
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville:
“Oh, they’re sweet as peach. I think the first words I got to say were to Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville on a pre-tape for a show backstage. I wish I had more time to hang and get to know them as people, but they’re lovely inside and out. They’re great people, at least from what I can tell. If Dozer is after your heart, you must be a winner and Dozer is one of the sweetest, kindest, loving men of all time and I just hope him and his peach meet together and also live happily ever after and have twenty-two children and raise an entire litany of humanity and bless this world with their incredibly genius together.”
“Dude, he’s sick. He’s a beast and when I mention people like, ‘Oh, God, I’d never fight them for real,’ Dozer he’s right up there, too. Holy hell.”
Rockstar Spud / Drake Maverick:
“Ah, Drake. Sweet little spud. He is my best friend within the industry. I don’t know if you know that. What can I say about him that I haven’t said a million times? Love him like a brother ‘cause he is a brother. Very happy that he’s found happiness and he’s doing a lot of things in his real life I’m real encouraged by and proud of him for. He’s also totally rededicated himself in this physical manifestation kind of thing that I, myself, have been the forefront of in wrestling. That’s getting sickly, lean and jacked in the right way. He’s, no matter, what, he’s there for you as a friend and a colleague. There’s great character within him.”
“Oh, no, we’re pals. I think he called me today. Also, physically manifesting himself. Also, probably, on the long list of people of, ‘God, I don’t want to fight him ever.’ I didn’t notice that. You’re right. I was just so impressed with Bull Buchanan. Like, scissors kick off the top rope? When I was working out, watching, I was like, ‘Damn, that was sweet.’ Remember he did that big jump to the top rope and turning clothesline thing? That was cool. I used to be able to do that. I used to. Indy Michael, indy deviant did do that. I was seven inches shorter than Bull Buchanan. So, it wass more impressive coming out of him.”
You can see our full interview with EC3 at the top of the page, and check out his official website at this link.
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