Source: The Score
Last night, Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas of The Score’s Right After Wrestling radio show interviewed Terry Taylor – the former Director of Talent Relations for iMPACT Wrestling. During the interview, Taylor commented on leaving iMPACT Wrestling, who he is most proud of signing to talent contracts, and what he thinks of Sting’s character. Here are some highlights and a link to the full interview.
On Why He Parted Ways with iMPACT Wrestling:
“The company decided that they wanted to have a different person doing the talent relations job. They didn’t owe me the job – it was my job to keep and they decided to put somebody else in there. It was completely within their realm. There was no bad feelings. I mean we talked about it and they just felt like someone else would be a better fit.”
On His Role as Director of Talent Relations:
“In TNA there was a lot of great talent and great human beings. The main job of Talent Relations is keeping the roster – I had about 7 or 8 responsibilities. Part of that was making sure that the contracts were current. Two was making sure that we honored the terms of the contracts – if there were any sort of perks or any numbers or anything in there as bonuses. I was discipline if anybody wasn’t acting right which very rarely happened. In the beginning we had guys that were just happy to be there – very hungry. If talent didn’t want to do what creative wanted them to do, we’d sit down and explain why it was important.
It was a great job. It was long hours. For a while I was writing house shows, making sure that the talent fulfilled their dates in terms of minimum numbers. I was part of the agenting for a while – helping to produce television segments. It was exciting. It was a lot of fun.”
On Who He is Most Proud of Signing:
“There are a lot of really important cogs to the wheel, but I think all road lead to Kurt Angle. If you’re building a promotion, I think he’s the guy that you can build around. AJ Styles has a great future, but right now, in my opinion, Kurt Angle is the best. I mean he does moonsaults off the top of the cage when there’s nothing left for him to prove. He shows up everyday, he’s eager to work, he has wonderful ideas when it comes to what makes a great match. And he’s almost generous to a fault where he always tries to make the other guy look as good as he can possibly make him look.”
On Sting’s Work in iMPACT Wrestling:
“Sting still has legs. He looks better now than he’s looked in 15 years and his character is exciting and fun and different.”
Listen to the full interview by clicking here. Enjoy!