Source: Phil Allely of Total Wrestling Magazine, Issue 1
Recently, former TNA World Tag Team Champion and member of the Main Event Mafia Magnus talked with Phil Allely of the Total Wrestling Magazine. During the interview, Magnus talked about his feelings on iMPACT Wrestling and how they treated Jesse Sorensen, the impact of taking the show on the road, and what it’s like to be the host for UK’s Strongest Man on Challenge TV. Highlights of the interview are included below, but we encourage you to check out the entire interview as well as the entire first issue of Total Wrestling Magazine by clicking here. Enjoy!
On How iMPACT Wrestling Treated Jesse Sorensen
I love being a part of TNA and think a lot of times when there is bad publicity it is taken out of context or only partially explained (to suit others’ means). For example recently Jesse Sorenson (former TNA wrestler) made some comment about how the company treated him, but the truth is he was treated very well, they took care of insurance and even paid for bills. It was blown out of proportion.
On Taking iMPACT Wrestling on the Road Each Week
Well yes there are indeed costs in taking us on the road and that will have an affect on us as a roster. Honestly, the way I see it is that we have only one two hour TV show and we all cannot be given time on it. I think what has happened has been necessary for the product and us a company. I mean how can you build up a storyline or character if you are barely getting any TV time? That also means many of the guys were getting basic wages. I’d call it streamlining and something that will help us.
On the Importance of the UK Market to TNA
It is very important to us and I would love to see us back here more often. I know the company have a lot of ideas for the UK and Irish fans as well. We always get a great response there. The UK Boot Camp series also highlighted some of the talented wrestlers we have here and we know there are a lot more. I think it helps UK wrestlers to see guys like myself, Robbie T, Doug Williams etc. on TV and makes them want to break the US too. Challenge TV have really embraced us and I guess you could say I am the UK face for us right now too.
On Hosting UK’s Strongest Man on Challenge TV
This is my second year now. So being asked back must mean I am doing OK (laughs). Honestly this is a great job, we have a small team really, our Producer, Matt and myself. I think it helps that Matt and I get on so well too. That gives us a rapport and something that comes across on screen.