Aron Rex recently appeared on Interactive Wrestling Radio to promote Sunday’s TNA Bound for Glory pay-per-view event. During the interview, Rex was asked if he liked being a comedy character or a serious wrestler more.
“I preferred not being niched which has always been an uphill battle. Who is to say you can’t have somebody operate on every single place of the spectrum? You can have the old school (in a deeper voice, perhaps Vince McMahon?), “No, no, people view you as entertainment.” No, you know what? They can view me however I want them to because I’m that good and I can get them to do that. If you want proof of that, look at my debut at Impact. I went out there, I spoke from the heart. I didn’t criticize anyone. I thanked everybody who ever gave me a platform to work and that includes my most recent employer. I’m going to be me, though. I’m very serious. Look at my matches. Look at what I’m given the opportunity to do. I don’t see why, if you can’t do it, you can’t operate on all parts of the spectrum. I would like that, ultimately, to be what I’m known for – Someone that can do it all! And, the Impact Grand Championship, what it means to me, it kind of cements that yes, I can do everything. It is proving myself right. That is going into October 2nd (Bound for Glory) and that is what I’m bringing with me.”
Eli Drake has come into his own in TNA and Rex explained that Drake is Extremely talented.
“Extremely talented. There are some people that just have a knack for getting the fans riled up. He’s a natural. He’s an absolute natural! He’s already a big star. But, I only see things getting bigger for him. Even the guy I squared off with in the first round, Trevor Lee, WOW! I mean, WOW! I don’t even want to think in 5 to 10 years where he’s going to end up.”
Rex believes that with the talent pool and the business sense of Billy Corgan, the direction of the company has changed.
“You know what? We all realize what it is. When you have the talent level that the locker room has. When you have the business sense of a Billy Corgan and the direction, and what he brings to the table… He’s an extremely knowledgeable person about the wrestling industry! You forget that you’re talking to one of the biggest rockstars in the history of the world (Billy Corgan) when you’re talking about Adrian Adonis and Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 3 with him. It is cool! It is very, very cool. All of us realize where we’re at as a company. We realize what we have the opportunity to be a part of. When you combine that talent with the knowledge that’s there, not only at the management level but also the talent level, you have a bunch of guys and girls going out there to prove themselves right and to make their own way. That is going to be what sets Impact apart. And, people are already starting to talk about it. That is on us to say, “You’re exactly right” and this is we can do.”
You can listen to the entire interview here: