Trevor Murdoch Talks About His NWA Opportunity And Losing Faith In WWE
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Appearing on Prime Time with Sean Mooney, NWA star Trevor Murdoch talked about his resurgence in wrestling and the days of his WWE run that temporarily drove him out of the business. Known to most fans as one half of the former RAW Tag Team Champions with Lance Cade, Trevor particularly went into times when the duo wasn’t on TV due to seemingly insignificant circumstances.
We tracked down Vince, we saw him in catering. The one time he was by himself, and we sat right next to him and we said, “Vince, you’re not putting us on TV. We want to know why”. And he goes, he looked at Lance, he goes, “I hate your fake black hair.” And he looked at me and he goes, “I hate your pasty white skin.” We said, “okay.” We got up. The next day I was tan, my partner was blonde. I’ll be damned if we weren’t on TV that next week.
Trevor continued that he had gone through “six months of hell” and intense training only to have his career put on hold for an easily fixable issue. He found the entire thing to be an matter of laziness. “You’re paying me, you’re putting me on your TV. You’re telling me you ain’t got enough time and energy to give me a two minute phone call and tell me to change something so it works better for you? And it really started leading me down my path of maybe this business isn’t made for me. Maybe I was born in the wrong time frame. Maybe I’m the round peg in the square hole. And it slowly started just making me have disdain for the pro wrestling business.”
Thankfully, Murdoch has rediscovered his passion as a member of the NWA roster. He’s happy to be in a place that goes with what the people want.
If the fans are getting fired up behind a Ricky Starks, there’s no political bullshit in the back man. Well, they’re getting behind Ricky, we’re going with Ricky. Getting behind Eli, we’re going with Eli. They’re getting behind Ken, we’re going with Ken. They’re getting by Nick Aldis, we’ll go with Nick Aldis. And it’s the place that a worker wants to come because if you’re going out and you’re producing, you’re putting good matches out, you’ve got the people behind you in whatever form you need – heel or baby face – and you’re doing your job, you’re going to get rewarded. You’re going to start getting more. You’re going to be start being put in more high-pressure situations. That’s how the wrestling business should be, and at one time was like that.
For the full interview, be sure to tune into Prime Time with Sean Mooney. The latest episode featuring Trevor Murdoch is embedded below: