Matthew McConaughey absolutely comes off like a guy you’d want to hang out with for an extended length of time. The actor and author hands out great advice for hangovers handles hot wings like a champ, and can even find humor in tragedy.
In a recent interview with Maria Menounos on her “Better Together” show, McConaughey managed to get infinitely cooler – in my eyes – by admitting to being a lifelong wrestling fan.
McConaughey’s kids are now wrestling fans as well, and the actor told Menounos about his early wrestling memories involving getting kicked out of an arena for being a jerk.
McConaughey remembers being tossed out of a wrestling show in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a kid for throwing food and spitting on a WWE legend.
“You know I’ve been, I’ve been, I got kicked out of Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport.
I got kicked out, I snuck back in through the bathroom window, and then I got kicked out a second time, the same night for spitting a loogie on King Kong Bundy.
He looked me in the eye and got seriously pissed off and scared the heck out of me after I did it.
And I took off running and they caught me and kicked me out for the second time that night.
I brought a paper bag full of old, mushed tomatoes and Skandor Akbar comes out and I’m just pelting him. And that was all great until they started really connecting.
Then the security found me and they kicked me out.”
The actor, who was spotted cheering for WWE Champion Drew McIntyre as part of WWE’s virtual Thunderdome audience, even discussed possibly getting into the ring at some point, calling the idea “interesting.”
“I’ll say not too much because, as you know, you can’t say too much about these things, but it is something that interests me,” McConaughey told Menounos.
For now, McConaughey likes just watching with his kids, who still aren’t sure if the action in the ring is real or fiction.
“I love the suspensions [of] disbelief because my kids and I watch, and they’re starting to get that when they go, ‘Oh this is fake,’” he said. “I’m going, ‘What are you talking about? No way!’”
[via Better Together]