Barry Horowitz, a former WWE star affectionately known as "The Jobber to the Stars," has opened up about his contentment with his place in the annals of professional wrestling. In a recent appearance on the popular show "Under the Ring," Horowitz shed light on his journey, revealing why he has come to terms with his legacy despite the various challenges throughout his career.
Embracing a Vital Role
Reflecting on his aspirations, Horowitz expressed his unwavering dedication to becoming a professional wrestler. "I fulfilled my dream in pro wrestling," Horowitz proudly proclaimed. Recognizing that not everyone can be the headliner or the superstar, he acknowledged the importance of individuals like himself in the industry.
"You gotta have people like me," he emphasized. While he admitted that he would have relished a higher position on the card, Horowitz was confronted with a choice: accept the opportunities presented to him or exit the business entirely.
Opting to remain in the wrestling world, the former WWE star embraced his role as an enhancement talent. "My career could've gone either way," Horowitz reflected. "So let's say I did get pushed to the degree of a Shawn Michaels or any of your top-tier guys.
It could've gone that way, but at the same time, 'Hey, we need a guy to get people over.' " Horowitz understood the significance of his role in making less experienced or less skilled wrestlers appear more impressive. His ability to elevate their performances by seamlessly complementing their work was invaluable.
He acknowledged that while someone like Bret Hart, a highly skilled wrestler, would shine alone, his presence in the ring would further enhance the overall experience. "You need a guy like me, and you need a bunch of us like that," Horowitz emphasized, underscoring the importance of his contributions to the industry.
In recent years, Horowitz has experienced a resurgence in his career. He has appeared for AEW and Impact Wrestling promotions, impressing fans with his enduring talent and passion for the craft. His most recent match occurred this past January during an Impact Wrestling taping, where he emerged victorious against Johnny Swinger.
Barry Horowitz's journey in the pro wrestling universe is a testament to his unwavering dedication, adaptability, and understanding of the industry. Despite spending the majority of his career as an enhancement talent, he has embraced his legacy, recognizing his vital role in elevating his peers' performances.
As his recent appearances demonstrate, Horowitz's impact continues to be felt, and his contributions to the pro wrestling universe remain secure and cherished.