Nick Gage was the special guest on a recent episode of Total Engagement with Matt Koon and the GCW star talked about what got him into wrestling initially, his love for NWA wrestling and touches upon how much it meant to receive support from fans while he was in prison.
Nick Gage on what initially got him into wrestling:
“To me wrestling it has to be NWA. I remember going to my father’s house, my dad’s house and he was a big wrestling fan too. So he’d put 605 on, TBS.
“And then once ECW came along, then it was like, ‘Oh this is definitely what I want to do, right here.’ Style and I loved everything about it.”
On seeing guys like Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross walk by in Starrcast:
“Oh hell yeah, man. What do they got? 30, 40 years in the biz? I’m big fans of both of them. Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone are two of the greatest play-by-play announcers in wrestling and how much knowledge them guys got by watching all these awesome wrestlers perform over the decades I can only learn.”
On what makes a good deathmatch:
“I would describe a good deathmatch as in it has good wrestling, involved with weapons and it’s violent and real deathmatches, everything is real.”
On what makes GCW so tangible:
“I think at first this is a company built for the fans. I think we cater to our fans and we love our fans and it’s also Brett Lauderdale runs that shit and I think he just has a good mind for the business, man. He comes up with great ideas, great match-ups and the locker room, man. He just got a good group of guys who are hungry, who wanna do this, and they go out there and give it their all, man. So I think all that blended in and that’s what you got and people are fuckin’ loving this shit, man.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)