Interview Highlights - Adam Pearce on Playing Into the "#August1Warning" Hype, Gut Check, and Seven Levels of Hate Drama
Adam Pearce, a former NWA Champion and TNA Gut Check competitor, stopped by the Greg DeMarco show and gave an interview. He touched on a number of topics, and the highlights are below. You can hear the Greg DeMarco show live Sunday nights at 10PM EST at Blogtalkradio.com/gregdemarco and on delay at WrestlingSmash.com
Pearce talks about the implication that he was the #August1Warning character:
"I wasn't surprised that a few people picked up on it. I was then crazily surprised that it seems like everybody assumed I was going to be behind those wonderful videos. WIthin hours, obviously I was the guy!"
Pearce talks how long it took for him to decide to exploit that situation:
"Within the first twelve hours. It was to the point where it wasn't just fans and it wasn't just online. I was getting texts from people who know me, and people who should know better. If half the boys are thinking this, then why wouldn't I use it?"
Pearce talks about what he expected out of TNA Gut Check:
"Reality television is scripted television. Pro wrestling is scripted television. So why would 'reality television within pro wrestling television' be anything other than scripted television."
Pearce talks about the real life drama behind the Seven Levels of Hate series with Colt Cabana:
"It's a wrestling story from soup to nuts, except for all of the drama that happened 75% of the way through the series. I think people are going to be both surprised and really interested to see how things affected real life for guys like me and guys like Colt Cabana."
Other interview topics include his feelings about OneHourTees.com and ProWrestlingTees.com, including being the only wrestler selling themed women's underwear on the site, being solely behind 99% of the production of the "Seven Levels of Hate" DVD, changing his diet (and drinking) regimen, his career path and if he is closer to knowing when he'll retire, and more.