Hollywood star and professional wrestling enthusiast, Matthew McConaughey, has hinted of a potential career between the ropes.
McConaughey, who has appeared inside WWE’s ThunderDome in 2020, is arguably best known for movies such as The Wedding Planner, Tropic Thunder, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and The Wolf of Wall Street to name, but now seems ready to step inside the squared circle.
Speaking to Maria Menounos on her Better Together Podcast the thespian talked about his love for the industry, being a fans of the classic World Class Championship Wrestling and revealed that we could potentially see him between the ropes in the not too distant future:
“I’ll say… not too much, because as you know, you can’t say too much about these things, but it is, uh, it is something that interests me…”
The actor then went on to orate the tale of when he was ejected from a wrestling event twice in one night for spitting on the colossal King Kong Bundy and throwing tomatoes at manager, Skandor Akbar:
“You know I’ve been, I’ve been, I got kicked out of Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport Alabama for pelting Skandor Akbar with tomatoes. I got kicked out, I snuck back in through the bathroom window, and then I got kicked out a second time, the same night for spitting a loogie on King Kong Bundy.”
Finally, McConaughey talked about the conversations he had with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson about getting into the industry and how the tale of ‘The Brahma Bull’ inspired him:
“The Rock was telling me his story, about his storyline from good guy to bad guy, and how he felt it click in one night while he was there live, ‘oh I just hooked him.’ And I love the suspension and disbelief that because my kids and I watch and they’re starting to get that when they go, ‘oh this is fake’ I’m going, ‘what are you talking about no way’ and they’re starting to get because I won’t give them the wink yet, but they’re starting to get that in there there’s a bit of one you know, and then, so two of them, two of them are like, ‘this isn’t fake, well this is real,’ so they’re gettin’ it, and that’s so much of the fun of it, it’s coming up this, this is real.”
Matthew McConaughey was last seen on the big screen in The Gentlemen – a movie he also produced – and will next pop-up in 2021 animated feature film, Sing 2.
Credit for the interview: Better Together Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Fightful