In a recent interview with JOB’d Out Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling referee Bryce Remsburg discussed several topics, including his 20 years in the industry, how he got his start, his time in CHIKARA, All Elite Wrestling vs. the independent scene, the match that made him famous and more.
Highlights of the interview are below:
On the differences between being a referee in All Elite Wrestling compared to the independent scene: “Refereeing on the indies for 17 years was getting my bachelors degree, refereeing in AEW is my masters degree. I learn something every week. There’s a different thing to consider, there are ear pieces, there are times, there are twelve cameras… many times it feels like you are sort of conducting an orchestra. You can’t grab the violin and make it play the notes you want but you can strongly suggest it’s time to play a certain note in a certain place, for example.”
On the Invisible Man vs. Invisible Stan match at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 1 event that put him on the radar for a lot of wrestling fans: “I told my wife to make sure they show it at my funeral, because I think it is my Opus. For better or worse, it’s the thing that fans still yell during commercials at Dynamite pretty much every week. I was very excited about this challenge, I said yeah, this sounds great and then I realized that I didn’t have any idea what I was going to do. I agreed to this in principle, but I had no execution or concept. Obviously, the real secret sauce in all of this is the audience, it’s WrestleMania weekend, it’s NYC, it’s late at night, they’re serving alcohol at the venue, everyone’s having a good time and is relatively invested in this ridiculous Invisible Man storyline, so if I had gone out there and done this Shakespeare pantomiming nonsense and they’re just sitting on their hands, we might’ve gone home pretty quick and it would’ve been a long four or five minutes for Bryce, but luckily, and this is a testament to GCW, they have a very passionate fanbase.”
On what his goal is for the remainder of his career: “If there’s an opportunity to referee a type of match I’ve never refereed before, I want to do it. If there’s a 60 Minute Iron Man Match, a Casket Match, a Ladder Match, an Inverted Battle Royal, Best Seven Out Of Thirteen Falls Match, I want to have the most eclectic wrestling referee resume of anyone in history.”
The full interview is available at this link.