Counting Days' Charlie Wilson explains pro wrestling's appeal
Charlie Wilson, axeman for rising UK metallers Counting Days, talks to us about his love of 90s pro wrestling
How did you first get into wrestling?
“I remember really old stuff like Hulk Hogan vs Ultimate Warrior and Undertaker vs Undertaker at Summerslam ’94, but I didn’t get really into it until a couple of years later. I was about nine, watching Wrestlemania 13 round a friends’ house. I was completely blown away by the I Quit match between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin – the storytelling, the brutality, how real it felt. The way Austin refused to submit in the Sharpshooter with all the blood pouring down his face inspired me, and was an image that really helped me through some tough times as a kid. After that, I watched it every week!”