Nick Gage was a recent guest on “Total Engagement With Matt Koon”. During the interview, he discussed his death match prowess and what makes for a good match in that genre, GCW and more. Here are the highlights:
On What Got Him Into Wrestling:
To me wrestling it has to be NWA. I remember going to my father’s house, my dad’s house and he was a big wrestling fan too. So he’d put 605 on, TBS. And then once ECW came along, then it was like, ‘Oh this is definitely what I want to do, right here.’ Style and I loved everything about it.
On Seeing Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone At Starrcast:
Oh hell yeah, man. What do they got? 30, 40 years in the biz? I’m big fans of both of them. Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone are two of the greatest play-by-play announcers in wrestling and how much knowledge them guys got by watching all these awesome wrestlers perform over the decades I can only learn.
On What Makes A Good Death Match:
I would describe a good death match as in it has good wrestling, involved with weapons and it’s violent and real death matches, everything is real.
I think at first this is a company built for the fans. I think we cater to our fans and we love our fans and it’s also Brett Lauderdale runs that shit and I think he just has a good mind for the business, man. He comes up with great ideas, great match-ups and the locker room, man. He just got a good group of guys who are hungry, who wanna do this, and they go out there and give it their all, man. So I think all that blended in and that’s what you got and people are fuckin’ loving this shit, man.
You can listen to the interview below:
Credit: Total Engagement With Matt Koon. H/T Wrestlezone.