Over the course of professional wrestling history, there have been many iconic characters. These range from the likes of legends like Sting, The Undertaker, and Hulk Hogan to memorable characters such as Mr Perfect Curt Hennig and Kane.
The modern day is no different, with Seth Freakin’ Rollins chewing up the scenery every week while Kenny Omega often feels like a living videogame character. The list goes on and on.
However, there is one surprising star who thinks he could well be the greatest character in pro wrestling history.
IMPACT Wrestling star says he could have the greatest character in wrestling history
Once known as for his time as one-half of The Quebecers tag team alongside Jacques Rougeau in mid-1990s WWF, PCO’s career has taken quite a big turn in recent years.
Now known as the ‘French-Canadian Frankenstein’, PCO has terrorised promotions including GCW, ROH, and IMPACT Wrestling. As part of his gimmick, no matter how much punishment the star takes, he is always able to be resurrected with electricity, something IMPACT has been all too happy to incorporate into it’s programming.
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Speaking to Denice Salcedo, PCO revealed that this dedication to his gimmick has made his time in IMPACT all the more enjoyable.
“Basically, the first year that I was in IMPACT, we took it three months at a time or something like that. I really enjoyed my time with IMPACT. I really thought that was the best company.
“The company knew creatively where to go with my character, what to do, what really I had inside myself. They kind of were able to read me off. That’s a lot to me.
“That was one of the strongest points that made me re-sign for a full year with IMPACT because they exactly knew what they had to do in order to make this thing really, really work.”
The star, who has recently signed a year-long extension with the company, listed the storylines they’ve done with him since joining.
“A lot of things, but I can tell you a few things. We redid the whole, ‘Okay, PCO’s dead. We’re gonna give him some current, put the electricity on him, put him back to life.’ They did my entrance video like that, where we did [it] with Vinny where he kind of revived me and everything.
“That was one strong point, and then the way that I can wrestle in the ring, too. I can wrestle as I want as the monster, with the style that I want. Everybody’s on the bandwagon, with the producers, the promoter, everybody, the whole company, the roster, everybody’s with it.
“So it’s not like I have to say, ‘Wait a minute, I should be doing this, or I should be doing that.’ Sometimes even producers or people on the roster, they’ll come up with great ideas. So that’s another great thing.
“When Eddie buried me in the desert, that was awesome. The cinematic fight in the desert, that was awesome. The turn against Honor No More, that’s great. Sometimes as a character, we think things could go faster, but in the meantime, I think it’s perfect the way they did it.
“Sometimes, as myself, I’m like, okay, I wish it could be a little faster, but I think it’s good, the fact that we plan something and we’ll let it grow before we reap it. I think it’s been perfect timing.”
Looking to the future, PCO says there’s a lot we haven’t seen yet, and he believes he could be the greatest character in wrestling.
“The other big part of it is the part that we haven’t seen yet. I think there’s so much potential. We’ve been discussing a lot of it lately, with a lot of people on creative.
“I have the confidence that we can go there, and once we go there, I think it’s gonna be the greatest character in professional wrestler ever [laughs]. I don’t think any other characters can approach that character as far as what the character’s got in potential. It’s crazy.”
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription