During his appearance on “Talk is Jericho”, Marko Shunt discussed The Big Show being his favorite wrestler growing up and how he is a different wrestler in person than what he portrays on television. Here are the highlights:
On The Big Show Being His Favorite Wrestler:
When I was growing up, my favorite wrestler, who actually got me into wrestling, was the Big Show. I watched Rey, and Eddie, and Chris, and Chris, but Big Show, Undertaker, Kane, I wanted to be tall. I wanted to be big. Because my dad used to let me chokeslam him onto the couch and stuff and he used to chokeslam me onto the couch and I was like, ‘Man, I want to do this when I grow up. I wanna chokeslam people.’
On How He Feels He Is A Different Wrestler In Person Than On Television:
I feel like maybe it’s harder to connect with me over a television screen and I wanna improve that and I feel like I will improve that. I’m new to this but I’m definitely used to the being in person, connecting with the crowd that’s there, not necessarily connecting with the crowd that’s watching me from behind a screen. So, I understand watching me on TV and being like, ‘Okay, well such and such and such and such,’ because I’m not connecting with them. But being in a stadium or something, I feel like I connect well with that crowd specifically. I feel like I’m able to read them to an extent and either they like me or they don’t. But usually I’m able to connect with them and I feel like I have a decent charisma about me and it’s not necessarily my wrestling, either.
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