TNA star Mr. Anderson recently spoke with Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald. You can read the full interview at this link. Below are highlights.
What got him into wrestling:
“I went back and watched as much as I could. I got videotapes and just immersed myself in the world of wrestling. This wasn’t always a career path. When I did decide, one day it just dawned on me. I was always into sports and entertaining. I thought this was a perfect marriage of all the things I love.”
On his time in TNA:
“I’ve gone through so many life changes,” Anderson says. “When I first got there I had a chip on my shoulder. I had an axe to grind. I sort of fell out of love with the business for a period of time, but the last three years I felt a resurgence of love for this business. I have really been focusing a lot of hard work and energy in the gym and continuing to study this craft and continue to prove my worth.”
“I’m 39 years old, but I’m still trying to learn and get better,” he continues. “The thing I love about TNA is we are willing to take risks. We are willing to always strive to be different and persevere. People have been calling for the death of TNA for the last 12 years. They said 12 years ago it wouldn’t last a year. It’s been that way. My personal opinion is we have some of the best wrestlers in the world that work for us, and we try to give 110 percent every week.”
On Billy Corgan joining TNA:
“I think it’s great to have him,” Anderson says. “I think we need more creative people. I’m all for changing things up. I’m sure Billy has a lot of unique, interesting ideas. I don’t know a whole lot about him. I’m a fan of his music. I don’t know how that translates to wrestling, but he does have a passion for the business. He is a creative individual. Hopefully, it will marry well.”