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Originally Posted: October 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.
Hi TNA Wrestling.com! Welcome back for another installment of 15 Minutes with TNA’s resident a**hole, Mr. Anderson. We are less than one week away from TNA’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, TNA Bound for Glory, where Mr. Anderson will be in the main event. It also marks one year since I attended my first TNA event in Irvine, CA at last year’s Bound for Glory. Check it out!Booboo Hi Mr. Anderson. Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Mr. Anderson The pleasure is all yours. Booboo So I hear that in high school you did some announcing–do you have any desire to do more work in that area? Mr. Anderson If I’d have chosen to continue on that path, I’d be at the top of my game in that field, but instead I chose to be on top of my game in the wrestling industry. With that said, it is something that I may consider some day, but right now, I’m a young stallion stallion, (laughs) who has plenty of asses to whip before I take a desk job and to me working in radio and announcing is the equivalent of working a desk job albeit a pretty cool one. Booboo I know that you have said your dream match would be with Steve Austin. Do you still have hopes it will happen? What other dream matches are you looking forward to? What has been your favorite match to date? Mr. Anderson I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen, but I am hopeful that we can meet together on the silver screen or in some kind of TV series some day. As for matches I’m looking forward to: AJ Styles and Samoa Joe are two that I can think of right of the top of my head. I’m also a huge fan of both Beer Money and the Motorcity Machine Guns and would like to get those guys in singles competition. I’d really also like to get in the ring with Hulk Hogan in any kind of capacity. TNA Lockdown 2010 against Kurt Angle is my favorite match to date, period. Anytime I can have the chance to mix it up with Kurt Angle, I’ll take it. See, this Sunday, at BFG, I will be in the ring with him again and he put himself in the position with his career on the line. No one told him he had to retire the next time he lost, so he put it upon himself and I can’t really feel all that bad if I’m the one that puts him out of commission and the wrestling business. It will be a very big feather to have in my cap; for Mr. Anderson to be the guy that put Kurt Angle, the only freaking Olympic Gold Medalist in the history of this business, to bed. Booboo I know you starred in Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia. Do you have aspirations to continue acting? Anything in the works? Who would you like to work with? Mr. Anderson Yes. I’m currently reading a lot of scripts and auditioning and I’m in the process of paying my dues right now as far as that goes. Luckily, I had the opportunity of doing Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia and being part of a major studio production. Mickey Rourke once told a friend of mine he auditioned 87 times before he ever got one movie role, one little tiny movie role, so I know it’s going to be a lengthy process. I’m taking acting classes and working with my agent to actively pursue different roles. TNA is very helpful in that regard in that Dixie Carter will allow me to pursue, wants me to pursue, and will assist in any way she can to fulfill those goals as long as I continue to perform well at TNA. Booboo Who would you like to work with? Mr. Anderson Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Those are my 3 favorite actors in Hollywood today and of all times. They each possess so much range, can play virtually ANY role, which is what I strive to be able to do. Booboo What would you say your favorite film is? Why? Mr. Anderson True Romance written by Quentin Tarantino. It’s got an unbelievably huge cast of big, big movie stars, such as Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Dennis Hopper, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Bronson Pinchot, etc, etc, etc… yet it was largely a sleeper. It wasn’t a huge success or hit at the time, but the movie just takes you on this crazy, crazy rollercoaster ride. You go through action, adventure, romance, comedy, it’s everything. It really takes you through the whole emotional gauntlet. Booboo Many wrestling stars have also graced the silver screen like Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Nash, and recently, Steve Austin in the Expendables. Do you think wrestlers/athletes are type-cast in acting roles? Mr. Anderson I’d like to do a rom-com…. just kidding. Wrestlers are obviously type-cast, but it is to a degree. I’d really like to break that mold and do some “out of the ordinary” roles. I don’t just want to play a military guy, or a cop, or a wrestling coach. I’d like to think I have more range than that… Booboo You have some tattoos–would you recommend teens growing up to get them? Do they have any special meaning to you? Mr. Anderson Obviously don’t get one until you’re at least 18. I was 19 when I got my joker tattoo and I thought my mother was going to faint when she saw it. I would actually suggest holding off 2 more years, at least until you’re 20. At that point, see if you still want it as much as you did. If the answer is yes, then go for it, especially if it has significance or special meaning. Also, be careful where you get them. Don’t do something at 18, like on your freakin forehead that you will regret when you are 25. Fortunately, if you do regret it, there are ways to remove them, but it’s a painful, lengthy, and expensive process. My joker tat, which I am still happy I got, but dissatisfied with the work was done on it. I have always wanted to get it redone and still hope to some day, but haven’t had the time. It has a lot of meaning to me. Since I was a little kid, I’ve always been a little joker. In high school I was the class clown and truth is, in a lot of ways I am still the class clown now at age 34, so, it still has a lot of meaning to me. Booboo Up to now who would you say would have been your toughest match? Mr. Anderson “The Monster” Abyss has been my toughest match just because he is so freakin’ big! He is so tough to move around and so hard to keep down. Abyss always wants to come up to his feet and I have to keep chopping him down. He really wears the piss out of you. Booboo Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Mr. Anderson I see myself hopefully contributing back behind the scenes at TNA and continuing a fruitful movie career with a possible series or at least a spot as a series regular on TV. I plan on sticking around and helping and doing what I can, but don’t see myself still wrestling. I do have the utmost respect for those that stick it out. I just beat my body up for the past 11 years already, and I want to be able to walk on my own. I see guys like the Dynamite Kid in a wheel chair and that is just not for me. I have an all or nothing style, I give 100%, and hit hard and get hit hard. It takes a lot out of you. After a 3-day live event trip, I’m battered and sometimes it takes me 3 or 4 days to kick out. Booboo When and if you ever retire, would you consider being an announcer for wrestling? Mr. Anderson Maybe… Definitely, I would consider it. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Booboo I am told that you are pretty interested in politics— Mr. Anderson I always stay informed. I read and listen to arguments from both sides of the political spectrum and I try to stay as informed as I can and I try to keep an open mind. I’ve felt very strongly about something in the past, but after I became more informed on the issue, my opinion changed and I have no problem changing my opinion as long as it is informed. I hope everyone else does the same. Read, ask questions, watch the news (and not just one station, see the different perspectives.) You need to take stuff with a grain of salt and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Booboo Some people say you are the greatest wrestler in wrestling today to not win a world title. At Bound for Glory, you will be taking on Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle to declare the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. What would it mean for you to win the TNA title at BFG? Mr. Anderson I have told others that ask the same question that I think everyone’s goal when they get involved in the business should be to win the world title. I started on this road 11 years ago and hopefully I will cap it off and I finally get that world championship at Bound for Glory. Booboo Well, you might have heard of this, but my sister Fivel will say 5 things and you just say what comes to mind—it’s called “Five with Fivel”:
Pizza – New York style.
Rap Music – Eminem is my favorite.
Hulk Hogan – Brother….21 inch pythons, vitamins, milk, prayers, and brothers, brother.
Break Dancing – Something that I did when I was in 3rd grade with a boom box and large piece of cardboard. I can still do the worm and backspin and some other moves.
Miley Cyrus – Stewie Griffin found out she’s a Cyborg (Family Guy reference).Booboo Do you have anything else you would like to say? Mr. Anderson Actually, yes. I would like to give a shout out to Chris Illuminati and the other authors of the book, “A**holeology: The Science Behind Getting Your Way – and Getting Away with it”. It is incredible. Along the same lines, a little shout out to Tucker Max and his new book, “Assholes Finish First.” These are some incredible reads. And, you can follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/secondpower. Booboo Thanks for your time. Mr. Anderson Well, I’m gonna get the hell out of here then. I got to do some P90X, train and get ready for Bound for Glory (aka watch Detroit 187 and the latest episode of Sons of Anarchy.) Booboo A**hole.
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