IMPACT Wrestling star Chris Adonis (a.k.a. Chris Masters) recently did an interview on the Arm Drag Takedown podcast with Pollo Del Mar to talk about a variety of professional wrestling topics. Adonis discussed getting over “The Master Lock Challenge” in WWE, working with Shawn Michaels early in his career, and his thoughts on IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Eli Drake. You can check out the highlights here:
Getting over “The Master Lock Challenge” in WWE:
“They were trying to take a step back from doing all the crazy stuff and get [fans] conditioned back to just some basic stuff that’s fundamental and works, like the full nelson. It’s a simple move, but it works if it’s presented right the way.”
Having the opportunity to work with WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels early in his career:
“Everything he did, he just did really well. Not only do you have great moves you execute, you execute the right emotions at the right time. You execute all those little things, and the storytelling aspect, which goes along with the emotions at what’s happening, how you’re ‘selling’ — how you’re able to bring a crowd into it and convey pain.
“You put all that together, and you realize it doesn’t really matter how innovative a move…it just matters the performance overall.”
His thoughts on Eli Drake:
“He’s been kind of a homegrown talent in Impact and has worked really hard to get where he’s at. People are really starting to react to him, so it’s really the right time for them to do something with him.”
You can listen to Adonis’ interview on the Arm Drag Takedown podcast by clicking here.