Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Aug 27, 2014
Rockstar Spud Is Happy With His Current TNA Role & More

Rockstar Spud Is Happy With His Current TNA Role & More

In an interview with Alternative Nation, Rockstar Spud spoke about his current role in TNA, including the fact he doesn’t wrestle as often as everyone else. Here are highlights:

On if he is okay with his current role: “I was perfectly happy jumping into the role, have no problems with the position I’m at right now. It was never an issue being an on air personality, I feel that my strength is my personality. So in regards to being put into more matches, that’s great, but I honestly feel that my strength is not being in the X-Division, I actually think that would be [kind of a] detriment to my character. What’s great about Rockstar Spud, is he’s constantly in the land of the giants, he’s constantly against the odds. If you put Rockstar Spud in there with the same height as you, then you’ve lost what’s unique about Rockstar Spud. I don’t believe – it would be a detriment for the character to be in the X-Division. I honestly think he should be a little guy, the little engine that could, and will, and he’s in the land of the giants. Because the visual of me standing against a Bully Ray, or Rob Terry, or Knux, or any of these giant monsters that we have on the Impact Wrestling roster, I think there’s the visual, and there’s the entertainment. I don’t think there’s much mileage in Rockstar Spud being in the X-Division personally.”

On his Impact appearances in the first half of 2013: “I mean I said my hellos and pleasantries, but you’re not exactly in a place where you can dictate your future, so to speak. To be honest I look back at my sporadic appearances I had on Impact after winning British Boot Camp, and I would have let me go. I really would have, because there was no depth, I wasn’t projecting through the television, and that’s an important thing, I knew that every time I performed. When I was given the role of Chief of Staff, it was a blessing because everything I’d learned in OVW from Al Snow, Rip Rogers, and Danny Davis had all sunk into me. But I just needed a fresh [start] to project it all, and when they said we want you to be Dixie’s Chief of Staff, I was like, ‘Yes! Thank you, and I’m going to knock this out of the park for you.’ They were like okay, we’ll see, and I was like, ‘No, you’ll see.’ It was just perfect timing, right place, right time, right opportunity, and I’m very happy with how it’s gone.”

On working with John Gaburick on his character: “John was the man that called me, yes. I believe that there were some thoughts on what to do with me, and they decided to go with me as the Chief of Staff over someone else. I personally can’t see anyone else being Dixie’s nephew than Ethan Carter, I can’t obviously see anyone else being Samuel Shaw, other than the man Samuel Shaw, and I can’t obviously see anyone else being a Bro Man like Jesse and Robbie E., and I can’t see anyone else being the Chief of Staff other than Rockstar Spud. It just shows that you once embellish in a character, you can’t see anyone else playing it, that’s them. That’s what’s so rewarding when you have a writing team like we have, that just gives us the opportunity and let’s us run with them, it’s a blessing.”

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