Big Show Interview: Turning 40 & His Long Career, Advice To Young Wrestlers

Submitted by Michael Bluth on July 11, 2012 - 10:26am
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WWE Superstar the Big Show recently spoke to AZCentral.com to hype Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what Big Show said about:

Is He Like His WWE Character?: "I think my persona when I'm a bad guy is me in a bad mood on a bad day amplified. I don't run around like I do on TV; if I did, I'd be in a lot of trouble ( laughing). Sometimes my family and my wife will see me on TV and say, "I've seen that mood before, like the time you went for the jelly and the jar was empty."

"One beautiful thing about being a WWE superstar is that you may have things going on in your life that are stressful and weighing on your mind. For 15 or 20 minutes, you're in front of the crowd and you can let off all that steam and all that pressure. It's like therapy."

His Long Career & Turning 40: "I've had an 18-year career, and physically and mentally, I feel fantastic. I have too much fun doing what I'm doing to stop. Barring injuries, I plan on doing this a while longer. Obviously, the sun sets on every athlete at some point, but I don't think that time is near."

"Forty is a little bit hard for a man. It's like, "Where the hell did it go? I remember 30 like it was yesterday!" But after going through the birthday, I was able to mellow out and calm down and realize it's just another year, and you're still doing what you love, so don't worry. But there were probably about two days there where I was freaking out."

Advice To Young Wrestlers: "(Laughing) Well, back when they used to talk to me, I would see a lot of the younger guys were frustrated. Everybody wants to be Undertaker or Triple H or John Cena. But Rome wasn't built in a day. It's consistency, consistency, consistency. You have to go out there every night and deliver, and when the opportunity is presented to you, it's up to you to come through."

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