– Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com recently spoke with Alex Frekey, who was eliminated from WWE Tough Enough this week. Below are highlights:
SN: What do you think is the biggest thing that hurt you on the show?
AF: I think there was two things. One being my lack of, I don’t want to say lack of, but my cardio wasn’t up to speed. Me being a bodybuilder, I don’t run a lot. A few weeks before I came to the show I trie dot train for it and got as much endurance as possible. Secondly would have to be my choice of words were misconstrued or maybe I didn’t explain myself good enough. Probably those two things.
SN: There was quite the reaction on social media when you made the comment that ‘knowledge means nothing’.
AF: (laughs) Yeah. Unfortunately, it was cut out — my explanation to Patrick. I meant to say that Michael Jordan didn’t need to know the history of the NBA to shoot a jump shot. That’s what I meant. You don’t have to know the history of something to be good at it. When I was a kid, I didn’t really know about a lot of players in the NBA. I just knew the best ones but I did know how to train and how to prepare the right way because I was good at basketball and other sports but my knowledge of those sports was kind of lacking. It didn’t make me a bad player if that makes any sense.
SN: Do you think that hurt you more when it came to the audience or the judges? Hulk Hogan really seemed offended by that.
AF: Yeah, it definitely did hurt me because I said that. I’m not saying that I have a lack of passion for the WWE. I love the WWE. It’s a fantastic business. But I guess taking it from Hulk Hogan, who is the history of this business, it would come off as something disrespectful and I meant no disrespect.
SN: What’s next for you? Are you going to try to get your job back or go back into that line of work?
AF: I have some options. I will probably get back into the industry I’ve been working in which wouldn’t be difficult for me to do but I would really love to make a career in the WWE. I really fell in love with it being around the Performance Center, feeling the energy and the camaraderie. I love athletics so it was like me being back in college basketball. The competition aspect, striving to be the best and entertaining people. I really fell in love with it.
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