O gigante Big Show não é o maior fã de trabalhar à Segunda-feira no Monday Night Raw. Ele foi o convidado de Chris Jericho na mais recente edição do Podacst “Talk Is Jericho” e falou sobre as diferenças entre os TV Shows e os live-events da WWE.
Durante o podcast, Chris Jericho partilha da opinião de Big Show. Para o gigante, é muito mais divertido trabalhar nos live-events da WWE, à Sexta-feira, Sábado e Domingo, do que no Monday Night Raw de Segunda-feira à noite. Nos live-events existe maior liberdade, os lutadores podem ser mais criativos, trabalhar em conjunto com os seus adversários, etc.
Nos TV Shows, os lutadores são obrigados a cumprir à risca um guião e um booking que lhes é definido. Big Show chega mesmo a dizer algo como “fiquem chateados é com as pessoas que bookam esta m*rda”, referindo-se ao que acontece no Monday Night Raw.
Isto também se aplica para o SmackDown Live.
Big Show disse o seguinte:
I love the live events; I love the Friday, Saturday, Sunday live event shows.
I hate TVs. TVs I just want to bash myself in the head with a hammer, cause they’re just long, useless, time-wasting, bullsh*t days where you sit around all day for some frickin’ idea that absolutely sucks. Debating it for hours, 17,000 different inputs, you know, one or two guys laced their wrestling boots up in there live and they’re talking, and the other ones have never laced up a pair and don’t know sh*t, but for some reason they’re telling you what to do.
So, you’re just walking around baffled, going “Why are we doing this?”
I like the live events. There’s not as much BS backstage, it’s just me and the guys. I like that part. I like getting out and working.
I’ve done a lot of things were I just walk down and I knock somebody out and I leave. I hate that. I get it – I’m old, I’m beat up and they’re trying to help me out and trying to extend me, but I like getting in the ring.
I was very happy last night, I was with Luke Gallows because I ride with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. I was riding with Luke last night and I said, “Man, that is… the most fun I’ve had in awhile because I actually got to get in there and tell a story and work.”
And that’s the thing at heart — whether you like my character or not, and most of the sh*t I’ve done on TV and pay-per-view I didn’t get to pick to do anyway, so don’t be mad at me, be mad at the people that booked this sh*t — but getting in the ring, I love working.
The stuff that’s going on now, there’s a lot of change going on, there’s a lot of new talent with a lot of new opportunities. I’m OK with it, they should get the TV time, they should get the pay-per-view time. I’m totally fine with it.
Just don’t make me come on Mondays when I don’t have to do anything. That sh*t pisses me off. If I’m coming, use me, if I’m not, send me home.