William Regal offers some advice to aspiring pro wrestlers. You should take it too, if you're considering getting into the industry at some point or another.
He's an underrated and under-appreciated wrestler and now William Regal is offering free advice on how to become a pro wrestler, if you so desire. Obviously it takes dedication, training, proper nutrition and all that other jazz but there's so much more to it than that.
In a long Twitter message, Regal broke it down. Here's an excerpt:
- Make everything you do mean something or don't bother doing it.
- Study the greats and the people who the great ones admire.Very important.
Some very wise words from Jim Ross(J.R)-"If I were a young in ring talent in today's world then DVD study of my predecessors would be a a regular part of my weekly routine just as is going to the gym and eating smartly. Some talents will spend more time 'tanning,' playing video games, etc than watching the work of stars of previous generations which is somewhat pathetic when one thinks about it".
- Get a good base of basics and perfect them.Don't take this for granted.
- Work at perfecting your skills but be honest with yourself. If there are things you don't do well then avoid doing them.
- Try to find someone who will give you an honest answer about your skills. Most people's ego won't allow them to think they do things badly.
- Practice your talking skills. Use a mirror and film yourself and work on every detail, facials, eyes and mannerisms.Learn a one minute promo and perfect it.Now do the same promo with the same words but in as many different emotions you can,happy, mad, sad,glad , grateful,on the verge of a breakdown
indifferent etc.Now when you get good at this you will be able to interchange several emotions in one promo.
- Look to the world to find things that you can use to develop your character. Films, TV shows and anything else that grabs your attention.
- Learn how to read people's emotions. This tip is invaluable. People don't just boo or cheer. You have to learn how to make them.
As far as storytelling goes. Just imagine theres an announcer explaining everything you do to the people watching.Does it make sense? Does it look good? Think about this.When you go to a movie,do you want to see the stuntman jumping out of the helicopter or do you want to imagine its the star.This all ties into trying to perfect the detail of your stuff.If someone is watching Wrestling for the first time,is what you're doing making sense to them.Figure all that out and you should be a lot better at story telling.