They reveal how long they were hiding under the ring for their surprise AEW Dynamite debut, what it’s like working with Jesse’s real-life wife Allie, the movies and music that inspired their gimmick, how they started teaming, their BFF status outside of the ring, the Buffalo wrestling scene, Orange Cassidy almost dying at an Every Time I Die concert and much more.
Butcher talked about being a musician (guitarist for Every Time I Die) and a wrestler: “I’ve realized I am never going to look serious as a wrestler if I look like a musician. If I’m wearing a cut off shirt and jeans like I wear on stage and then I come off and wrestler, I’m going to get pigeonholed as the musician guy that can do this. A lot of times I was getting bookings and people thought I wasn’t training. They thought I was just the guy that wanted to do a spot. I would get to a town and they were like, ‘ok, my top heel is going to call you out for being a fraud and then he will slap you in the face and you will chokeslam him.’ We did it but then on the indies, I wanted to get over the characters of the Butcher and the Blade. He’s not Andy Williams the guitarist for Every Time I Die and I’m not Pepper Parks, the 20-year journeyman.”
The Blade talking about the Bunny, his wife: “We knew each other for about 4 years. When we initially got together, I didn’t want to be one of those couples because now that we are dating, you are now my valet. But then, someone booked us together and it went so well that it would be stupid if we didn’t go with this. It snowballed from there. Then we weren’t working together for a while because she was doing Impact and I was doing indies. Then AEW put all 3 of us together. We all know each other so well. We have that natural chemistry.”
Butcher was asked when he is going to put out more music: “The Every Time I Die brand new record was supposed to come out September 11th. This week has been depressing. There are songs on this record that are 2 years old. There is a song we’ve been playing live for the last year. We recorded the best record we’ve ever written and then it’s sitting in the can. We are going to wait until 2021. We are holding off. We never announced the date though. Anything we had this year, fortunately, was never announced. So we could shelve it until 2021. We are going to release a single soon.”