Source: Justin LaBar of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
In a recent interview with Justin LaBar of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cody Hall talked briefly about observing his father’s troubles as a professional wrestler. He also mentioned that he’s been watching a lot of Barry Windham tapes lately among some other agile, “big man” wrestlers. Highlights of the interview are included below and you can read the article by clicking here. Enjoy!
On His Father’s Ups and Downs
I’m not really worried about some of the downfalls my dad had. I saw a lot of great things happen in my life. Not every wrestler has had a tragic ending of broken bones and broken homes. I hope I don’t go into the same pitfalls, because I have an example to learn from. I really just want to stick to my beliefs now and stay away from all that stuff. Maybe be a better example for somebody else.
On Who He Watches To Improve His Performance
I’ve been watching a lot of Barry Windham lately. I try to watch big guys who can move around well: Terry Gordy, Dick Murdoch, a lot of older stuff. A lot of Japanese workers. Try to find stuff you don’t see in America as much.
On Working In Front of a Live Crowd
Just getting in the ring is still fun for me no mater how many people are there. As far as everyone’s style, everybody works different. I’m still trying to figure out my own style. I think the indies for me is a chance to get out in the ring and a chance for not as many people to see me mess up before I get to bigger arenas. I’ve heard so many stories about Europe and Japan, so that’s what I have my sights on now. Hopefully, one day down the road, if they want me in WWE, that will be the place to go.
On Training With His Father, Scott Hall
I think every father wants to teach their craft. You see a lot of people who are second-generation doing the family business and not just in wrestling. I think it was just a natural thing for the father to pass on what he could to his son. He’s loving it, and I’m loving it.