This week, Sunday Night’s Main Event Radio’s Donnie DaSilva was joined by former TNA and current NWA superstar, Chris Adonis. In WWE he was known as “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters.

Here are some of the takeaways:

On watching footage for new opponents on the independents:

Most of the guys I’ve watched and I can watch them work and I can see exactly how I would fit in or what stuff that we can do together, which is very helpful. I just think it makes the process much easier like that, rather than me just going in blind and being like, so. “What’s your style”? “What do you like to do”? I familiarize myself and I’ve noticed that most of these guys when I tell them I’ve watched their match, it means a lot to them

On being compared to his 2005 physique:

When I see myself from that era, it’s impressive, but I’d rather look how I look now. I’d rather look more human being and I’m fine with looking less like a freak and more like a human being. As long as I’m still in shape and look like an athlete. That’s been the harder part of just being constantly compared to 2005 Chris Masters. But in terms of just staying in overall shape, that part is not as difficult for me

On one more WWE run:

Definitely. I’ve expressed interest in that for probably the last couple of years. I think I’ve changed on that and was just kind of like “Oh, boy, you know, it would be cool.”  I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve seen a lot of my friends like Shelton [Benjamin], Carlito, as you said, and MVP go back. I just got to the point where I just feel like it might not be in the cards. It’s a rumor that comes up every year and you never say never.

On being searched on the web and complimented by the LGBTQ+ community:

I’m flattered by it, I’m cool with it, and I’m comfortable with it. I come from a place where one of my wrestling friends that I grew up with as a fan was a gay guy.  I learned that not right away, but I learned that at some point in our friendship. I became aware they’re searching my name on the web a little bit. I get a disproportionate amount of gay guys to women that will compliment me and stuff and like, and I just take it in stride. I do have friends who will be very uncomfortable with taking compliments from them, but I’ve always been flattered by it.

You can listen to the entire interview with Bryan Clark by listening to the latest episode of Sunday Night’s Main Event here.

TOP PHOTO: Chris Adonis in May 2024.