Nick Gage is the most popular deathmatch wrestler in the world, but even he has his gripes with certain things in deathmatch wrestling.
Gage can often be found utilizing anything from light tubes to pizza cutters, but he's not thrilled with guys using staple guns all the time.
"The key to the staple gun is...some guys like to put no staples in there. They'll shoot the staple gun and you'll hear the noise, but I'll never do any of that stuff. That's like me cutting barbed wire and using fake barbed wire or fake glass. I don't do any of that stuff. Guys started stapling dollar bills to their heads [just to prove it's real]. Where I'm at, I think the staple gun is cheesy. I'm tired of seeing it. I'm tired of seeing guys staple stuff on their face. I watched this one bum do it and he was the worst. It ruined it for me. He didn't know how to wrestle or do anything, but he grabbed a staple gun and stapled dollar bills to people's faces and I was just done," said Gage on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast with Sam Roberts.
Thanks to the appeal of Gage, deathmatch wrestling is more popular than ever with GCW holding successful events monthly.
Speaking about the rise of deathmatch wrestling and guys doing it just do it, Gage said, "It pisses me off. It also pisses me off when guys try to get over by doing a deathmatch and saying, 'Oh, this shit is on fire so let me get over by doing a deathmatch.' I don't like that shit. Shitty deathmatches, I hate it. In 2017, I was taking every booking I could take and I just watched some garbage and it pissed me off. I'm trying so hard to make this an artform and another style of wrestling that isn't garbage."
Gage is set to defend the GCW World Title against Matt Cardona at GCW Homecoming.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Gage revealed that he has respect for Cardona for grinding in WWE. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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