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Originally Posted: November 5th, 2010
Booboo Stewart is a regular contributor to TNAwrestling.com. Booboo is one of the rising young stars in Hollywood, and appeared in the “Twilight” movie saga. Booboo conducts monthly interviews with the TNA Wrestling Superstars
Hello TNA Wrestling fans! I recently returned from appearances in Germany and London which were awesome. This Saturday, November 6, me and my sister Fivel will be having a concert at Knottsberry Farm in Buena Park, CA. The festivities start at 5 PM and there will be a presentation to me followed by our concert and a meet and greet as we promote “Canyon 257”, so if you are in the area, come join us.
Since my last interview with Mr. Anderson, TNA Bound for Glory has come and passed and Jeff Hardy, one of my favorites, is the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. One of the biggest things to come out of BFG was “THEY” were finally revealed and “THEY” included TNA Founder and The King of the Mountain Jeff Jarrett. I got to interview Double J so check it out!Booboo Hi Jeff. Thanks for joining me here on TNAwrestling.com. JJ Hey kid, how are you? Booboo Great. So, being one of the people who started TNA, how does it feel to see it grow into such a powerhouse? JJ Seeing TNA grow over the past 8 plus years is very, very rewarding. In fact, next week we will be doing the last show at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, better known to our fans as the Asylum. That was the original home of TNA and it is going to bring back some great memories from the early years. It is amazing to see where we came from as a weekly PPV series to the global entity we are today. With our live events touring, both domestically and internationally, Jakks action figures, and global television presence, just to name a few things, it is truly rewarding. Booboo Being a third generation wrestler, do you feel there was more expected from you starting out? JJ I have always said that it is both a blessing and a curse. Being a third generation wrestler gets your foot in the door, but once you are in the door, expectations of you are put to high. For every second and third generation wrestler, they can only rise to the top and stay on top based on talent. Booboo Your first match was at age 18. Looking back, what was on your mind when you stepped into the ring and locked up? JJ Nervous….. Although I was nervous, I was very excited because my opponent was a veteran (Tony Falk) who knew what to and what not to do inside the ring. Booboo Who would be your dream match, past or present? JJ I have had many memorable matches over the years with the likes of Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair and Curt Hennig, just to name a few. I was also able to wrestle Nick Bockwinkel and Dory Funk, although both were past their prime. The one person I never got to wrestle that I would have loved to was Jack Brisco in his prime. Booboo I know that you have several kids, would you like them to get into the wrestling business? JJ That is a good question. It will be up to each one of them individually, but I would strongly suggest if they want to get into the wrestling business, that they got into it behind the camera as opposed to in front of it. This is because there is much more career longevity in that. I would be supportive if they chose to go in that direction since wrestling is in my blood. Booboo What has been your favorite match in TNA? JJ I would have to say that my favorite match in TNA would be the first time I wrestled Kurt Angle. It was at Bound for Glory in Chicago back in 2008. Also, AJ Styles and I had many great matches back in the early days of TNA and truthfully, anytime I can get in there with AJ, I know I will have a great match. Booboo Who do you think the most influential wrestler has been both to you and the business? JJ To me personally, I would say Jackie Fargo for his showmanship and Jerry “The King” Lawler for his all around ability and his greatest attribute, which is his realism. To the business as a whole, hands down it would have to be Hulk Hogan. Hulk changed the business forever with his mainstream appeal, promo skills, and longevity as a main event player. Booboo Do you have any aspirations to get into the film business? JJ If an opportunity presents itself, I think it is a situation that I would pursue and could excel in. With that said, it is not something I am actively pursuing because of the amount of time it takes to become successful in that industry. Beyond that, I am so busy being on the road promoting all of the TNA live events every week, with the current schedule I am on helping to continue grow TNA, I wouldn’t have the time for it. Booboo If you could pick any job to have in the world, other than wrestler or wrestling promoter, what would it be? JJ If I were to pick any job in the world outside of the professional wrestling industry, I would have to say I would want to be in coaching. Coaching is a way to really help effective and impact young kid’s lives and is a way of helping out and giving back. When I have to opportunity in my schedule, I love to attend my daughter’s soccer games and see the impact their coaches have on them. My coaches from the past were the greatest role models I have ever had. Booboo Where do you see yourself professionally in a year? JJ A year from now, I see myself continuing to help in as many facets in TNA as I can. I have been here since before day one and will do everything I can to help TNA continue to grow and reach heights we have never reached before. Booboo Well, you might have heard of this, but we do something where my sister Fivel will say 5 things and you just say what comes to mind—it’s called “Five with Fivel”:
Superman or Batman – Superman
Cowboy or Indian – Cowboy
Rap Music – Real rap artists are as talented as any other musician or musical performer out there. Eminem is a perfect example.
Chocolate – Vanilla
Scary Movies – Not my favorite type of movies, most of them are just plain silly.Booboo Do you have anything else you would like to say to your fans? JJ I would just like to say thank you for all the support over the years. I started this company over 8 years ago and have put my everything into it, include my blood, sweat and tears, and really appreciate all the fans that have stuck with us and have helped us to grow into the company we are today. Booboo Thanks for your time. JJ Thank you Boo Boo. Booboo Take care.
The best way to keep up with me is to follow me on twitter at twitter.com/mammarazzi1.
Don’t forget to watch TNA Turning Point live on pay-per-view, Sunday, November 7, 2010.
Stay tuned for my next interview coming soon and be sure to watch TNA iMPACT! on Thursday Nights at 9 PM ET/PT on Spike TV followed immediately by ReACTION at 11 PM ET/PT. I know I will be!