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Marty The Moth Discusses His Friendship With Steve Austin & Big Show getting Him His First WWE Tryout

October 11, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Marty The Moth Martinez recently spoke with Wrestling Inc about his friendship with Steve Austin and Big Show getting him his very first WWE Tryout…

On Doing Tough Enough: “I see Trish Status, Steve Austin, Bill DeMott, Booker T. and, of course, immediately those ‘holy crap, it’s these people pops up. I had to compartmentalize it. OK, that’s my coach, that’s the girl’s coach. I had to take that part and put it aside and they’re just my coaches. I think I did that in most of the competition, until after the competition and was like ‘holy crap, that just actually happened.’ It’s a giant trip because it’s a guys you watch on TV for so many years and now he’s telling you and explaining to you what you need to do to be a better wrestler.”

On His Friendship With Steve Austin: “I think the biggest thing from Tough Enough was my relationship with Steve after, because he was kind enough to give me his cellphone number and keep in contact, and critique matches. He had me send me send him matches to critique. He spent hours on the phone with me because if you ask him one question, he loves to tell stories and that’s why he’s so good at his job because he loves to tell stories. Honestly, if you ask him a few questions, you can just sit back and listen to ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin talk and I can do that all day.”

On Big Show Getting Him His First WWE Tryout: “So I had to fly myself to California, fly myself to Texas, fly myself to Colorado,” he continued. “Get to all these places around my state but never in my state. So there was this one year where they usually do a loop, they go to California, they do a house show in Salt Lake [City], they do Denver and they do Texas and I flew myself to that whole loop and Big Show noticed me. He walked me in to Laurinaitis and said: ‘Give this man a tryout, he flew himself all these places and deserves a tryout.'”