When CagePotato posted up an interview with Frank Trigg, we dutifully linked to it in our links section, but didn’t bother to read what Dewey had to say. Fortunately, jackal Swedish Guy did and passed along this interesting and terrifying excerpt:
Besides commentating for TNA wrestling, do have any other TV projects in the works?
I actually cut a reality show. I had cameras follow me around for three days, we edited a sizzle reel, and it’s out there right now. We’re pitching it, but nobody’s really grabbing onto it yet.
What’s the premise?
Being a professional fighter is not all it’s cracked up to be. People think it’s nothing but great cars and nice houses and the whole bit. I’ve been a pro for 11 years and it’s how I make my living, yet I still have to do other jobs to create an income in order to survive â€” to pay for my kids’ college fund, and my mortgage, and all that other stuff. And the show would follow me around as I’m trying to build a name brand by doing different things, whether it’s broadcasting or my clothing line or what have you. We almost had a deal worked out with BET, but they decided to pass on me and do a reality show with Rampage instead. I thought I had something worked out with HDNet, but Mark Cuban just doesn’t like reality shows, and they passed on mine.
No shit! You’d think networks would be all over a boring ass show about Frank Trigg. Especially judging from what his day looks like:
I’m up at 4:30 in the morning, my first workout is at 5:30 until about 8 o’clock, then I come home, take a shower, and go do the radio show. I’m on the show from 9 until 10:30, then I usually have a meeting with [TAGG Radio’s] George Garcia until about 11 o’clock. I go back to the house, do some design work for Triggonomics, work on some e-mails or article-writing, eat a little lunch around 2 o’clock or so, take a nap, and get up for another workout at 4 o’clock. I come home around 6:30, the wife and I sit down to have dinner, then I do a little more e-mailing, some prep-work for the radio show the next day, and then I’ll be in bed between 9 and 10.
CBS? NBC? Anybody? I want to see this being broadcast YESTERDAY.
(Thanks again to Swedish Guy for FLIMing me about this!)