One of the names on everyone’s lips in the wrestling world today is The Villain Marty Scurll. During last night’s ROH War Of The Worlds, Scurll became the newest member of Bullet Club, and needless to say, the fans in attendance in NYC last night were thrilled at the development. Scurll recently sat down to talk about being the villain, evolving his character over time, and all the travel he’s done over the past year to ply his craft in promotions all over the world.
“‘The Villain’ gets off on the idea of disgusting the crowd and then telling the crowd to keep the noise down while he does it. The reason it works is because it comes at a point in matches where the anxiety shows. They never see somebody grab a finger and do it. But he has to do it out of desperation. Even though he’s ‘The Villain,’ he’s doesn’t want to do it, even as bad person a person as he is. That makes him a little bit sicker so he enjoys that he sickened the crowd.”
Evolving The Character Over The Years
“My character is very organic and an authentic representation of who I am as a person at the time. As a 28-year-old, I’m different as a man than I was as an 18-year-old. As you grow as a human being, the character evolves. It was never a case of me saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to be this guy.’ You grow and change and it’s always exciting for the fans. For me, it’s always important to bring something new to table and not get stuck in your ways. Every day I think of how I can improve, expand and grow as a character, add a new dynamic or new layers and add more substance the fans can get their teeth into.”
The Fans Identifying With Him
“Despite me being ‘The Villain’ one of the biggest connection with fans is they say they see a lot of themselves in me – they have a chip on their shoulder or feel outclassed or are not the best human beings. Fans who are down on hard times or fighting depression or anxiety say, ‘We turn to you to help us fight through it.’ I have a responsibility to stand for those fans. In England, I can spread that message to a certain amount of people, but Ring of Honor has given me a platform to do that with a larger audience.”
Traveling The Globe
“This might be a bold statement, but I will travel more miles than any other wrestler this year, and if not, I’m in the top five. As a wrestler in the world, traveling is a big part of it. Wrestling is my passion and that’s something I embrace. The wrestling world needs me and I’m going to enjoy it. If I want to be seen as one of the best wrestlers of all time, I have to (travel).”
Wrestling As His Calling
“I know this is what I was put on this earth to do. I was meant to be an entertainer. I’ll have friends or girlfriends who say, can you come do this or that and I’ll say ‘the wrestling world needs me.’ I have a responsibility to the fans.”
Is it any wonder we adore The Villain….no matter how badly he makes us cringe when he snaps his opponents fingers during a match??