The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling interviewed ring veteran and the focus of the MTV True Life: I'm a Pro Wrestler documentary, Rory Fox. During the interview, Rory talked about the highlights of his career as well as some very candid and remarkable comments regarding an in-ring incident with Hernandez. You can download and listen to the full interview by clicking here, they sent us these highlights:
Being able to step-in and become the focus of the MTV True Life documentary:
"If we are not going mention his name I just want to say thank-you wherever you are for being such a screw-up crack-head and a thief, I would not have had the opportunity to take part in the MTV Special. I was just another guy at the wrestling school, six months in and doing all right with Les at wrestling training and when they went around and interviewed everybody I was a guy from small-town Iowa that had 100 people in it and never left the state of Iowa and I'm telling my whole story about how I saved all my money to come out to Cincinnati and how I worked in factories and had this dream to wrestle since I was 5 years old."
What led to him being selected:
"This kid just stopped showing up. He stopped coming to practice, he would just go out all night and tell all the chicks at the club that he was a wrestler. He was already worried about being a TV star so they kind of gave up on him and had to salvage this (documentary). So then they thought the kid from Watkins, Iowa has a story and low and behold they go with me and I've got this opportunity for National TV."
How MTV True Life opened the door to being booked by WWE:
"I got the opportunity and it helped me in so many ways. I had my first match in 1999 and I had to go home in 2001 for financial reasons and I sent in a demo tape and resume to WWF and Kevin Kelly was in Talent Relations at that time so two years in the business I got booked for the TV's (Monday/Tuesday). I wrestled Haku on the Jacked/Metal syndicated tapings and they actually did commentary for the match and Michael Hayes referred to the MTV special and said because the first Tough Enough was coming around 'who could be the next Rory Fox in the making on Tough Enough'. It's so crazy now because they won't even acknowledge enhancement guys let alone mention them with such regard."
Learning to properly bump from Les Thatcher and staying mostly injury free:
"The great thing about Les's school and all that bumping and learning how to safely bump will definitely help you in the long run. I was pretty injury free for most of my career, the only one time I really felt any kind of real neck pain was with BJ Whitmer. He did a dive over the top rope and I was standing too far and all his weight came at the top of my head, it felt like it made me an inch shorter that night."
Times where you cannot control how you take a bump:
"It was Shawn Hernandez, I knew him from Texas Wrestling and you are without a doubt the biggest piece of scum-bag trash in wrestling, you gave me that 'border-toss' three different times and three different times you dropped me on my head. What happened to Doug Williams in TNA Wrestling, I suffered that three different times and never once did he ever apologize for it. Even after I was icing my neck in the back he didn't say a word to me about it."
His relationship with Hernandez while wrestling in Texas:
"When I first got down to Texas I was his friend, I was putting him over we were riding together to some shows and I was working shows that he was promoting and I was like his best friend. All of a sudden another promotion starts up with a combination of different talent and he says can I no-show the other promotion and I said I can't do it and I'll do his next show. After that we were no longer friends again and I never worked a show again for him. One night at River City Wrestling, the locker room was outside the building and he's watching the monitor so I went and was with the boys and he looks at me and says what the f*ck are you doing here? Shoves me down infront of the whole locker room, Lance Hoyt was there that night and got a good laugh out of it so f*ck him too and this was when he (Hernandez) was a big scary guy and all juiced up and he never apologized. I think karma has a way coming around, he had a chance to be TNA World Champion, he got to wrestle Sting and Kurt Angle and he put on sh*tty matches with Sting and Kurt Angle and I don't know how you do that.
"He would always say well at least I got a contract Rory. Well congrats because you are a big jacked up hispanic wrestler and I'm just an under-sized white guy from the Mid West. I laughed my ass off when they couldn't use his footage at TNA because he was still under contract to Lucha Underground, he lied to TNA and said he had a release but they had to throw away the footage. He doesn't have a job now and he will never be that singles star that they thought he could be, because he sucks."
Rory Fox also talks about the infamous tights incident on ECW TV against Zack Ryder, other WWE Dark Matches and TV appearances, veterans in the WWE locker room, more on MTV and Les Thatcher, BJ Whiter, Shark Boy and HWA. You can download and listen to the full interview by clicking here.