Source: Sarika Jagtiani of Dover Post
Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Anderson recently spoke with the Dover Post. During his interview, Mr. Anderson suggested that he doesn’t want to still be an active wrestler five years from now and that his ultimate dream is to live on a large ranch in Wyoming and just fish and hunt and spend time with his family. Overall, this is a bit of an interesting interview and I recommend that you read the entire thing at this link. Below are some highlights from the interview.
On His WWE Fans Following Him to iMPACT Wrestling:
“I was always anti-MySpace, Twitter, etc., but right after I was released from WWE, I knew that I had to have some sort of communication with fans to tell them I’m still here, I haven’t gone anywhere. So a good majority of them came over, and I still get people who Tweet me and say, ‘It took me a while, and now I’m here.'”
On How Long His Career Will Be:
“If I’m still doing this five years from now, please, just shoot me. I love the wrestling business, I love entertaining people, but it doesn’t define me. And for people who are defined by this, that’s fine. I don’t judge them or look down on them, but it’s not for me. After 13 years of taking abuse I have aches and pains, and my wife calls me the old man a lot — more than I would like for her to call me. But I know that I can’t do this forever.”
On What Else He’d Like to do in Entertainment:
“‘E.T.’ was the first movie I ever saw in the theater, and I remember looking at my mom and asking, ‘How does somebody do that? I want to be Elliott.’ It just so happens to be that I live in the greatest country in the world where you can do anything you want. And if you want to be an actor and you work hard at it, you can do that. I’d like to transition into movies, TV, maybe some behind-the-scenes stuff here at TNA, or as a commentator. Eventually, my plan is to move to Wyoming on a big place of land and hunt, and fish, and spend time with my family and travel, and do some charity work.”