WWE Stars

Interview- WWE Stars (Pic)

Interview- WWE Stars (Pic)The stars of World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown! brand hit our shores last week for shows throughout the country. BEN HARLUM braved the crowds and caught up with some of the biggest names in the industry today, to discuss their time in Australia and their careers as wrestlers.

REY MYSTERIO

SAN DIEGO, 80kg, West Coast Pop

BBM: You’re on the road over 300 days every year, where do you draw inspiration from?

RM: All of this. (gestures to the fans) The fans are the reason why I do this, because their warmth and energy keep me going when I’m on the road night after night.

BBM: If you weren’t a wrestler, what would you be working as?

RM: You know what? I think I’d be a football player. Clearly I would be the smallest guy on the field, but I think that’s what I would do.

BBM: I think you’d be able to run around all of the players in our NRL or AFL competitions.

RM: Yeah, exactly! That’s the career path for me.

KOFI KINGSTON

WEST AFRICA, 101KG, TROUBLE IN PARADISE

BBM: You must know you’ve made it in the WWE when the fans are wearing your T-Shirts and holding up signs..

KK: Oh man, it’s incredible. To see all of their signs and the shirts – even to hear them chanting for you in the middle of the match, it’s so hard to describe the feeling.

BBM: If you weren’t a wrestler, what would you be working as?

KK: I would have to be a professional video game player. When I’m not wrestling, I am definitely near a video game system. Last year I won the annual THQ SmackDown v Raw challenge before Wrestlemania, unfortunately this year JTG beat me – but I had to make him look good, you know what I mean!

JACK SWAGGER

Oklahoma, 120KG, ANKLE LOCK

BBM: If you weren’t a wrestler, what would you be working as?

JS: I would actually be working somewhere in the finance industry. I know it sounds weird, I would still be as cocky and good looking (laughs), but I would definitely be working in finance.

BBM: You’ve been compared to Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar since you all started in amateur wrestling, do you feel pressure living up to those comparisons?

JS: No, not really. I don’t seem to feel any pressure, those two were fantastic wrestlers and I’m honored to be associated with them. However, I look forward to stepping out soon and being known as Jack Swagger – no comparisons, just myself.

Rey Kofi and Jack all feature in the new Fatal Four Way DVD which is available from next week.