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The Vaudevillains Talk About Their Influences

October 16, 2014 | Posted by Joseph Lee

In an interview with WWE.com, The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) spoke about their influences in wrestling. Here are highlights:

Gotch on Lou Thesz: “Lou Thesz was a man of such technical acumen that he was able to frighten the fearsome Original Sheik. Thesz beat him so badly that after five minutes, The Sheik ran outside and hid under a bus.”

English on Gorgeous George: “The minute he walked into a room, all eyes were glued on him and he made sure you knew it.”

Gotch on Killer Kowalski: “While we are gentlemen, there is a time when gentlemanly conduct must be put aside for the sake of achieving one’s goals. If we are to elevate ourselves, it may have to be by being vicious. If we’re to be vicious, we have to idolize one of the most vicious men in the history of the sport.”

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