During his interview with Chris Van Vliet, Matt Taven discussed having to tone down his gimmick once he started to appear on Ring Of Honor television. Here’s what he had to say:
I’m sure if I was to wrestle under that name more — if you thought The Climax and Just the Tip were [sexual], that’s me living in a PG world. Because Hoopla, our first thing that we did in Ring of Honor was going to have a lot more risque stuff until Sinclair Broadcasting saw the very first segment and said, ‘You guys gotta relax.’
The very first thing, when I pulled the belt out of my pants and it kind of dangles in front of me. I found that to be very funny, but [TV] stations around the country thought that that was a little absurd, and so they blurred it. But when you saw it blurred out, it looked like it was just me blurred down to my knees. So I need to send a thank you and fruit basket to all those stations I think in like, the Bible Belt and the Midwest that wanted to blur it out, because you guys made me look like an absolute champ. But after that we were told we had to calm down.
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Credit: Chris Van Vliet. H/T 411Mania.