"The Butcher," a famed wrestling personality in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), holds a reservoir of highlights from his enthralling career, weaving through electrifying bouts with The Young Bucks and a remarkable AEW World Championship match against Jon Moxley in the autumn of 2020.
His career also flaunts several face-offs with the legendary Sting. Nevertheless, his self-proclaimed favourite AEW matches unfold against smaller-statured opponents, with bouts against Sting's protégé and partner, Darby Allin, prominently surfacing in discussions.
In a candid dialogue on "Notsam Wrestling," The Butcher delved into a reflective discussion about his clashes with Allin and similarly-sized competitors, unveiling that these encounters nestle as his proudest moments in the ring.
His rationale gravitates around his philosophy of wrestling. This ethos values enhancing both his and his opponent's appeal through the narrative of the match, especially in scenarios wherein he succumbs to defeat.
Philosophy Behind Showdown
"The overarching principle was, 'I may triumph in this battle, but he will ultimately conquer the war,'" expressed The Butcher.
His insight reveals a depth often unexplored in the physical world of wrestling, wherein winning transcends mere physical triumph to him. "In wrestling, you seek to captivate the audience, winning their cheers and jeers, regardless of whether you're technically victorious or vanquished.
Their immersion and emotional investment are paramount. My objective, even in defeat, is to emerge victorious in the eyes of the audience by crafting a compelling spectacle." He elucidated further on his unwavering commitment to delivering a riveting performance for the fans, ensuring they remain engrossed and their voices vibrant throughout the match.
"A prevalent misunderstanding in wrestling is underestimating the audience's experience... I don't reimburse to be the recipient of their vocal energy – they reward me with their reactions," The Butcher mused. Subtly highlighting his prowess, he noted, "When the crowd roars, especially in favour of my opponent, that's a testament to my efficacy in the ring.
If they're championing the other competitor, I'm triumphing in my role, even if I'm not the one having my hand raised in victory." This reflective look into The Butcher's career underscores his memorable matches. It unfurls the philosophical layers enveloping his perspective towards wrestling, offering fans an intimate gaze into the man behind the formidable persona.