Cody Deaner

Cody Deaner Describes Creative Process For Violence By Design, Talks Shaving His Head Bald

Cody Deaner recently spoke with The Sportster for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion, the IMPACT Wrestling star spoke about his new character, shaving his head and the creative process for Violence By Design.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On his new character in IMPACT Wrestling: “It’s been scary. Some people are seeing the new version of me and are saying ‘I’m scared of you.’ But it’s also been scary for me in the sense that it was risky because I was very much comfortable with the previous version of myself. I’d been kinda portraying that character for over a decade and was very comfortable both in the ring and out of the ring with my look and how I live my life and how I portrayed myself in the ring. I decided I need to make a change, I needed a creative evolution and I decided to take a risk.”

On second-guessing decision to shave his head: “Maybe the one moment was when I took those clippers and shaved my head, my big long mane that I had been growing for over a decade. I looked in the mirror and thought ‘oh crap.'{laughs} Maybe this was a mistake and if it was there is no turning back now.”

On the creative process for Violence By Design: “I’d heard that there was potentially going to be a group kind of forming and revolving around Eric Young, who has been my friend for over twenty years. He actually had a hand in training me. But nothing was set in stone and I kinda got the creative juices flowing and decided this was something that I wanted to be a part of. It’s time to evolve and the time is now. So I pitched the entire thing, how the transformation could happen, what it would look like and we ran with it. The group name was come up with, by myself, Eric Young and the guys in the group. The creative process has been super fun and super satisfying because it’s our baby. We’re creating what people are seeing right now so I couldn’t be more proud of what we’re coming up with and what we’re presenting to the wrestling fans at this point in time.”

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