Tully Blanchard was recently interviewed by WrestlingInc. During the interview, he discussed his daughter Tessa’s rise to prominence and more. Here are the highlights:
On Tessa’s Success:
I’ve encouraged her and my children to set their goals high in what they want to achieve. I don’t get to see a lot of Tessa’s stuff but she is definitely diligent and working hard. I am proud of her and I think if I could get with her for about three weeks and watch her in the ring, I could give her tidbits and nuggets.
On Advice He’d Give Wrestlers:
If you wanna be really good at something, don’t go copy some middle-of-the-road guy, go copy the best. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery and you want to imitate somebody that is the greatest success.
On Promos Being Too Scripted Today:
I think [promos are] probably a lost art form because you didn’t have to write a script for us. You just had to say, ‘You’re wrestling Dusty. You’re wrestling the Rock & Roll Express and you’re in St. Louis.’ Then we could take it and run with it and sell tickets.
On What He’s Doing Now:
I’ve got a ghostwriter writing a book for me and we’re trying to get it published. Hopefully it will be out within the next year.
The name of the book is ‘I Quit’ since I never quit at Starrcade at ’85 but I did quit when I came face-to-face with Jesus Christ. When I learned how to depend on him, my life changed and everything about me changed.