I don’t know, I actually didn’t consider it that means… I feel it labored the best way it did as a result of it’s an actual story. I needed to clear my identify. I needed to honor wrestling. I needed to make a movie that allow folks know what wrestling’s about. I imply, why would they get so mad at me if it’s all choreographed within the first place? By means of the method although, I actually did discover out–and came upon the laborious means. That is the one approach to do it. To actually get in there and pay your dues.
You simply stated it proper there; since these occasions are so scripted and are supposed to be very colourful and outrageous, that preliminary backlash to the WCW occasion should have been stunning.
It was. I didn’t assume it will be. Once I first heard in regards to the concept I assumed, “That is horrible, we will’t do that, it’s the belt.” They defined in regards to the publicity and that it will be good for the movie, and that if I didn’t do it… that will be it. There could be no extra promotion for Able to Rumble, I wouldn’t go on the present anymore, I’d be no a part of it. So I might go all the best way to the pay-per-view occasion, I’d get to be the champ, however I’d additionally get to journey with these guys. I’d get to be a part of the group, and that’s what I actually needed to do.
I obtained to journey with Hulk Hogan and Sting, and all these guys. For me, it was like being a child. I obtained to go to a bar with Rick Aptitude and listen to all their previous tales. It was simply mind-boggling for me. That was my favourite a part of it, and I don’t remorse any of it. I didn’t even assume if folks would see that as a publicity stunt. I knew I’d give it my all, and I might prepare actually laborious. I used to be extra afraid of not doing all of it and nonetheless not being accepted or seen as an outcast.
After all the movie additionally reveals loads of your personal life, not simply the wrestling side. I’m positive it feels unusual to let folks in to see all of that.