The special TMPT Feature Episode #12 welcomed in ECW Original, the Homicidal, Suicidal, and Genocidal, Sabu. Sabu stopped by for a very rare interview to tell us all about his book “Scars, Silence, & Superglue” and discusses how putting together this long-awaited autobiography shows exactly how his actions always spoke louder than his words. From his days training with his Uncle, "The Sheik", through his big break in Japan it was Sabu who innovated the never before seen hardcore imagery that penetrated the wrestling business in the mid-90s. But it wasn't until the connection with then Tod Gordon's ECW that would catapult Sabu into the ICON status. In this excerpt, Sabu gives his opinion on whether or not Paul Heyman is the “genius” everyone makes him out to be and why his time spent in the WWE was not a high point in his storied career. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Writing new book, SABU: “Scars, Silence, & Superglue”:
"It kind of came out on accident. I was telling somebody a couple of stories and he said you should put them down and I did and that kind of turned into a book."
Any hesitation writing:
"Yeah, because I'm old school. I don't want to expose the business or expose myself but I just gave into it and just said f*ck it."
Did he enjoy writing the book?
"No. It was a pain in the ass and I don't like to see what I am saying to people as quotes. When I say them a lot of my facts are wrong but my memories are wrong too so I was corrected on a few things and most of it pretty much was accurate. When I actually see the actual truth, I go man, I don't want that said about me or I don't want to say that. But then I did and I went ahead and did it anyways."
Fitting the "ECW Style":
"It wasn't extreme when I first got there. It was just hardcore. Hardcore as in bad lighting, sh*tty arena and they did gimmick matches. When I came in I added acrobatics to that hardcore and I made it extreme. There wasn't the word extreme until I came into it. Not that I like the word extreme, I like hardcore better and extreme I just don't like it because it's too ordinary."
"Hardcore means that you get down to the basics and you fight each other. Extreme means you use out of the ordinary weapons or something extremely different. Hardcore means you are just down bare-knuckled fighting hard."