Frankie Karzarian spoke to Sporting News on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

What he prefers in pro wrestling:

“I might be in the minority in this thinking, but I kind of like wrestling when it’s a little gritty and a little dirty and a little risque. I think wrestling, by and large, especially wrestling on television, is far too sanitized and far too neat. I understand…they have to be because of advertisers. I get that. I think that professional wrestling works best when the reins are dropped and we are allowed to be dirty and risky and unsanitized and unclean.”

Wrestlers using more real emotions:

“I just don’t like being sold the pre-packaged ‘Here’s our colorful product’ and, god forbid, someone dropped an F-bomb or somebody threw up a middle finger and not get lambasted or fired or fined. If I can use a little language, the p?ification of society has really trickled down into professional wrestling in a negative way. And I think the numbers show that, too.”

Time with tag partner, Christopher Daniels:

“In hindsight, when you take two guys who had substantial singles runs and then put them together and they have a substantial tag-team run, The Addiction, Bad Influence, whatever you want to call us, we really carved out a niche as tag-team wrestlers. When it’s all said and done, people will definitely remember our team.”

Frankie Karzarian also discussed Ring of Honor’s early years and what he still wants to do. You can read more of the interview by clicking here or listening to the full interview by clicking here.

Source: Sporting News