Listen: Wrestling, Instructor, Steve Austin discussed on E&C's Pod of Awesomeness
"Just pick it up and, but what was it for you how to work out for you? Yeah. So for me, I started watching wrestling for me. It feels kind of late nine years old. 'cause I so mad. So many of my buddy started watching when they were like three or four. Their first memory in life is watching pro wrestling for the time, but for me when I was growing up wrestling was going through that transitional attitude era phase. And I grew up in a very conservative town where my parents were kind of on the fence about me watching wrestling anytime we would go through the channels. They would change it right away. So but anyway, what happened was I was really, really into taking karate lessons to the point where I had a real big connection with my instructor. I would get there early and I would stay late Monday through Friday, loved it. And one day I got there early and he was watching a taped Monday night role of Cain and stone cold, Steve Austin, putting pallbearer and a sewer. And I was watching it and he looked over at me and he goes, oh, do you watch pro wrestling? And I lied to him and I said, oh yeah, I watch it all the time because I wanted to fit in with him so bad. I wanted to just another connection with with him, and he goes, well, I'll tell you this. He goes, if if you go home and get a written note from your mother, I'll let you borrow wrestlemainia fifteen. Have you seen that yet? This year it was stone cold in the rock, and it was in Philadelphia. I said, okay, great. So I went home and I begged my mother. I said, mom, please, can I borrow this tape? And I guess, I guess 'cause she figured because he was a really good instructor that wrestling couldn't have been that bad. If he was suggesting it was okay that I watched it. Then the long story short, I got the note. I saw wrestlemainia fifteen and I was an obsessive fan from that day forward of like, oh my gosh, this is this is the coolest and then two years later, the stone cold in the rock. Their second match at wrestlemania seventeen that that match offer. Sins entrance was the first time I ever got goosebumps before that was when I made the decision. Like, okay, I not only do I am. I going to be a fan of this my whole life, but I wanna get involved somehow. So growing up a giant stone cold, Steve Austin fan, a giant on my gosh, Shawn Michaels fan, giant Kurt angle fan. I was a huge fan of you guys as a huge fan of the Hardy's like just I again, growing up as a fan in that era was so so cool because there were so many just absolute greats and legends that you got to watch it enjoy. So it was a sweet time to be a fan when I was growing up. He does the other day earlier this week. Oh, say say why Jay? Because who called you? Shawn Michaels? No big deal. So. So we were talking about it, and you told me a funny story that and I remember doing this when we were kids. Well, like back with satellite dishes with paper views, and you try to watch that when they were scrambled when you didn't have you didn't pay for the channel to be opened up so you can look at it and we would try to watch them and sometimes you catch a glimpse or you'd see a move and you're like, what was that? But you could hear the audio and you were telling me that that's how used to watch the shows. And the first one that you've got to actually watch was was wrestlemainia twenty from Madison Square Garden. Right? Yeah, yeah, that's correct. That's other than that. It was always buying the VHS tapes or later on. At that point, it was just buying VHS tapes where it never got to see a pay per view live in the. I live pay per view that my my dad let me order. It was wrestlemanias twenty. So what was like when you I got to see that that I pay per view? Like how did that open your eyes, or what did you feel when you when you got to see that?."