Sam Shaw talks gut check, Jesse Sorensen talks neck injury
Host: Ryan Rider
Station: CJAD 800AM in Montreal
“4 years at Team 3D really shaped my career. The way I go about
carrying myself and trying to get over in this business I learned from
Bully Ray and Devon. When it comes to Gut Check I always heard from
them that you had to be in the right place at the right time. I knew I
had the talent to get it done but there’s so many wrestlers around the
world but somehow it happened for Sam Shaw – right place at the right
I was kind of nervous. There were 2 or 3 Gut Checks before and they
were all told yes. So I figured TNA was thinking we need a guy to come
in and tell him ‘no’ so this thing seems more legit. I like that kind
of pressure. People think it will be a no, but I want to go out there
and surprise the hell out of everybody and that’s what I did. I get
fired up. That’s what’s lacking in the business today, that intensity
and drive that everyone had. I’m gonna show all my emotion out there.
It’s an adrenaline rush.
“When I first got hurt, I had no feeling from the neck down so it was
very scary. I thought I was the next Christopher Reeves. I was
completely paralyzed for 2 days and told I would never move again,
never wrestle again. I’m very blessed.”
“Right after I got out of the ICU, I had to sit in a neck brace for 3
months then I had 6 months of rehab to strengthen my neck and try to
get back in the gym. Now I’m fully back in the gym and everything’s
going good. I actually have my first bodybuilding show in October in
“My passion for the business – I love this business. It’s my dream,
always has been and it’s really what I wanted to do. So many say it
was a job and now you’re done with it and tell me to find something
else to do. But when it’s your passion, it’s all I think about is
getting back in the ring.
As of right now, it’s not really up to me [when to return]. I want to
focus on the bodybuilding show for a little while. But I would like to
hopefully return before the end of 2013.