Former WWE and WCW wrestler Paul Roma recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Talk podcast for an interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On being an enhancement talent compared to a main eventer in WWE: “The best way I could tell you is, everybody does a job. [Hulk] Hogan does a job, Earthquake does a job, Macho Man does a job, we all do jobs. So, yeah, I don’t know how things run now, but that’s how it was back then. Nobody kept records because the records weren’t real.”
On those who think sports other than wrestling are also ‘fixed’: “It’s like any sport, like boxing. Who says that somebody’s not doing a job for the other fighter? Like baseball or football. How does a team like Cleveland [Browns] go 0-16 every year, so who says they’re not doing a job? You mean to tell me that these professional athletes that’d been chosen can’t win one game? I don’t know. Maybe football’s fixed. Maybe baseball’s fixed. You know, Yankees play Boston, big rivalry. It’s funny how at the end of the year, when it’s all said and done, they have the same record. So, New York beat Boston 10 times and Boston beat New York 10 times. So, I don’t know, you know? Everybody does a job.
“Every sport is fixed other than professional wrestling. Wrestling is the only real sport that there is. This is because people know that pro wrestling is staged, but other sports convince fans that it is not fixed.”
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Check out the complete interview with Paul Roma from the Wrestling Talk podcast below: