Date: Jan. 28th, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Male Voice: Welcome fans to another episode of ShootTUBE on iWrestling Insider. Of course, as always, I am your host, Devin Wilkins and today I get to conduct the most anticipated interview of the year... Alexander Redd has finally returned to professional wrestling and is set to debut for the United Toughness Alliance at the WesBanco Arena in West Virginia for their All Or Nothing event. For those of you who don't know Alexander Redd, let me be the first to tell you that they do not call him the "Radical Prodigy" or the "Renegade" for no reason. This kid is nothing but guts and glory and he isn't afraid to speak his mind. He has had some trouble throughout his career and tonight, I get the opportunity to sit down with him one and one and learn his side of the story.
As the scene fades in you can see two comfortable looking chairs with Alexander Redd and another male occupying them. Set behind them is a huge backdrop banner with iWrestling Insider and UTA logos. The other male is dressed pretty casually in a iWrestling Insider t-shirt and jeans and seems to be in his mid to late thirties. He turns and faces Alex...
Devin: Alexander Redd, I must say it is an honor to finally get to meet you.
Alex: Thank ya, Devin. I'm happy for the opportunity to speak my mind to the public.
Devin: Absolutely, so let's not waste any time getting to it. First and foremost, most of the wrestling world out there knows about your family but for those who don't, would you mind giving us a little breakdown?
Alex: Wow. Uhh.. First of all, Devin, if you don't know about my family's name in this business then you're an idiot and shouldn't be watching wrestling at all.
Devin: *Cough/Laughs* Okay. So it all started with your great grandfather, James Redd, or otherwise known as the Red Reaper back in the 1930's. What kind of traditions or secrets did he pass down throughout the family?
Alex: There are no secrets, I can tell you that. My great grandather and grandfather wrestled for the love of the business and nothing else. They worked for dirt pay and struggled to take care of their families. They built the sport of professional wrestling on their backs and carried it until they couldn't carry anymore. There are no secrets to hard work.
Devin: Very true. So when your father took over the family business in 1979, the profession was just starting to take off and he cemented the Redd name into the history of wrestling. What are your takes on how he did it and why?
Alex: One thing I've never said about my father was that he wasn't intelligent. My father can sit here and say he carried the family torch and built the legacy and blah, blah, blah.. But in all reality it is pretty cut and dry. He was young and smart, he seen a budding business that his family before him had already worked in and manipulated the situation to benefit himself. And I'm not mad at him for it... Believe me, I'm not. If you know me, then you know I love money just as much, if not more, than I love wrestling. But the thing about my father that gets me the most is he sits here and rambles on and on about family values, and the Redd legacy when he didn't do shit but spend years manipulating and fraudulently befriending people to further himself in the business. He didn't do a damned thing in that ring and anyone with a set of eyes could've saw it. My great grandfather and grandfather were legends in that ring. They were the innovators of their times. They performed moves that were never seen before they entered the ring and my father simply imitated their style, copied their moveset, and piggy backed off of their in ring genius. And then you have all these people who want to talk bad about me because I choose to do things different.
Devin: We have gotten a lot of social media response to this interview and your return. Most of the fans don't care for your attitude and claim your a smug crybaby born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Now is your time, what do you have to say to everyone sitting at home watching this?
Alex: You know I have never understood this. These people in the media and in the business and these fans dub me the "Radical Prodigy" or the "Renegade" because I choose to live my life the way I want to live and don't let them make me feel guilty for it. All these people have their opinions of my life and things they have to say about me and they don't even know me. They don't know the struggles and obstacles that I have survived in my life and I could care less. I'm not one to sit here and walk a shoveled path, never have been, never will be. I make my own way.. In this business, in my personal life, period. I'm not a fan of short cuts, I like to earn things the hard way so that I can cherish the memories. So what if I don't like being told what to do? Who does? So because I'm one of the select few who speak my mind and do what I want, that makes me a bad person? Because I drink or party or gamble from time to time, that makes me a criminal? Because my father happened to make some money during his career, that makes me a spoiled, rich crybaby? NO! Let me tell you something about me... I have worked my ass off since before I can even remember. I have lived, breathed, ate, slept, and woke up for professional wrestling. I spent years of my life in a dojo, watching, listening, studying every little thing I could. I learned to master various styles and movies of wrestling that no one else could do. I learned every trick in the book and re read the book time and time again as if it were a Bible to live my life by. I spent countless hours of practice trying to learn ways to one up the next man. He does a moonsalt, I'll do a double moonsalt. He does a tornado ddt, I'll do a springboard 720 ddt to the outside. He does a suplex, I'll do a exploder t-bone suplex into the turnbuckle. You see where I'm going with this? I have done whatever it takes to become the most innovative and exciting wrestler on the planet. I have done whatever it takes to earn the name Alexander the GREAT!
Devin: So you finally make your return to action at the All or Nothing event for the United Toughness Alliance. How do you feel about the opportunity you have been given to compete for the number one contenderships of the Hardcore, Prodigy, Wildfire, Legacy, and World championships?
Alex: Devin, Devin, Devin... The question is, how do those other miserable mistakes created by their parent's feel about the opportunity of stepping in the ring with the likes of a fourth generation GOLDMINE!? Are you even serious right now? I'm walking into a company where the World champion is some washed up, depends wearing senior citizen and the man he is defending it against is his former room mate from the nursing home. This company obviously hasn't seen the likes of a wrestler like me in quite some time and it would be my pleasure to show their fans what real wrestling is all about. As for the All or Nothing match, it's a joke. The funny thing is, is the United Toughness Alliance can put every jackass they have on the roster and some in the match and I'd still walk out victorious. The fact of the matter is, after All or Nothing, I will walk out number one contender for that World title and it will not be pretty for whoever is holding it. Regardless if it's Eric Dane or Sean Jackson or any other clownshoe they have here, it doesn't matter. I will bring innovation back to this company and rid it of it's elderly population. The era of greatness begins now and I will prove to all of these doubters why I am Alexander the GREAT!
Scene fades to black.
""Hit you with so many Uppercuts, it'll look like you're Nodding Yes!""
- Jason Cashe