Phil Heath Talks Interest In Joining TNA, If He Wants To Wrestle, Interest In Other Promotions
On how long he has been following TNA: It's been most recent. In FLEX Magazine we had a couple of girls (from TNA) in there that were featured in the FLEX Magazine and I was like, wow, they actually work out. Let me see these guys and stuff too and I started seeing some of the guys in other magazines and I thought, ha, I wonder if there's a way I can go and watch this and guys from Weider, FLEX Magazine, they managed to organize that first appearance that I did and let me tell ya, I mean, I'm a fan of what they do in that ring, I mean it's incredible. And I got to live the dream. The first wrestling match I ever went to was at The King Dome in Seattle, Washington, back in the early nineties. I get to see Andre The Giant go against Ultimate Warrior, Koko B. Ware ware go against Honky Tonk Man, Hercules go against Virgil and Rick Flair, I mean, all these guys you know, Super Fly, Jimmy Snuka and all that stuff and I just thought it would be really cool if I can one day see that really up close and I had that opportunity a month ago. To be in it, even talking to you guys, I can only imagine what the future lies ahead and I just hope that in some capacity I can be involved and have some fun and increase my likeness as well, you know? A lot of my fans are cross-compatible, from body building to pro-wrestling. I met some pro-wrestling fans just the other night that said to me, "are you going to be involved in the script, are you gonna be involved?" I said, "man, let's just cross our fingers and see what happens." But I can tell you this, it won't be the last time you guys see me. The guys at TNA are just amazing, they've been very hospitable to me and the guys at FLEX Magazine and it's been a great partnership.
On having any interest in being a pro wrestler: I would give a strong consideration to it primarily because I have seen what these guys have done and I'm just huge into fitness and huge into the excitement. It like you wanna be a part of it. Like for me to be ringside and to be with the Bro-Mans and watch what they do, I just thought to myself, how can I get into this, how can I get into this? So, as of right now, I have my own industry to hold as being an ambassador of bodybuilding, that's a huge responsibility. So for me to drop that and go right into pro-wrestling would not be wise as of right now, but it doesn't mean that I can't have some nice small cameos and maybe get involved a little bit, you know. I'm not too sure if my sponsors will allow me to do a few bumps, but maybe there's something else I can get going, you know? I wouldn't mind getting hit in the face by one of these guys or me tackling another dude. Outside of that ring I can help the Bro-Mans win again, make it a controversial win or something, who knows, maybe I can hit someone with a chair, you know, but, the sky is the limit. I'm open to any suggestion and any opportunity. I'm not gonna turn my head and say, you know, I'm just a bodybuilder. You know, I'm always going to be Mr. Olympia, but you know there are always other things that strike my interest and this is one of them.
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