CZW Wired Champion Maxwell Jacob Feinstein recently talked to Wrestle:List. Here are some highlights…..
On his rise in wrestling the past year:
“It’s crazy man. I’m not going to say I didn’t see it coming because I believe in myself and I train religiously. If I’m not in the gym then I’m in the ring and if I’m not in the ring then I’m in the gym. This is what I have wanted to do since I was a little kid and I’m not going to stop until I get where I want to be. Right now I want to help CZW become one of the biggest independents. I want to help wrestling as a whole and be a part if it in general. Wrestling to me is everything.”
On the changes CZW is going through:
“It’s so different. I mean this company is now about having great matches, great storylines and great storytelling. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but we used to be known just for death matches. Fans wouldn’t talk about the wrestling, they’d only talk about someone getting a pair of scissors in their head or being put through a bed of glass tubes. I feel that now, although we still have that flavor available, we are going to be more centered on the art of wrestling.”
“Sami Callihan is a goddamn mad scientist and he is one the greatest minds in professional wrestling. He is also just a great guy who is willing to help to help everyone out as much as he can. He really takes his time to explain nuances and I think you will find, with the new CZW, his storylines are going to make sense. We aren’t going to have storylines just stop for no reason; every little nuance will have meaning. It’s not going to be like other indie promotions where random sporadic things happen just for the pop. Everything will now have a meaning. As far as my character goes, it’s my job to not only entertain but to makes sure fans go home unable to sleep as they want me to rot in hell. I take it seriously and I think it’s something that has been missing in both pro wrestling and the indies too. Having a real deal heel or villain is what is missing. No one wants to be the bad guy but I relish it. I love the idea of someone after the show trying to find me and hurt me. I love the idea of somebody slashing my tires. I take great pride in it.”
On British talent he would like to wrestle:
“I would love to wrestle [Will] Ospreay. I’m a fan of his intensity and the way he conducts himself inside and outside of the ring; he seems like a good person. Definitely Ospreay. There is a lot of talk about flips and dives. My personal take on it is that wrestling is like flavors of ice cream; if you like chocolate it doesn’t mean that everyone else has to. Personally I like all flavors of wrestling. As wrestlers we express ourselves through our art, bodies and pain.”
On who influenced his style:
“I always wanted to be an old school wrestler with a new school approach. I wanted people to watch my match and think – this guy reminds me of Roddy Piper or Ric Flair but he moves around like Rey Mysterio. I wanted people to hate me for being a piece of shit and for being damn good too. No one likes a bully, but everyone hates a bully who can back it up.”
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