On this week’s “AEW Unrestricted” Lee Moriarty talked about living the Straight Edge lifestyle and what it means to him.
“It’s important for me not just for my lifestyle personally, but it’s also for peace of mind for my family,” Moriarty said.
“So my mom and dad, when I told them I wanted to be a professional wrestler, they were very against it because around the time I made the decision. It was my teenage years and the wrestlers from back in that day were unfortunately passing away because of drugs and alcohol and all that stuff catching up to them, so that was a big concern for them.”
“Originally, like I knew I didn’t want to do drugs and alcohol and stuff just because Bruce Lee’s removing the non-essentials from your life and stuff like that.”
“I didn’t know it was called Straight Edge. I didn’t know that there was this detailed thing until I found CM Punk when I was watching TV one day. I looked more into it. I thought it was really cool what that lifestyle meant.”
“I took that pledge, and then from then on, I’ve just always been Straight Edge, and I feel like that’s made my family a little more comfortable with me living the lifestyle I live.”
Other topics covered during the episode include how and when Moriarty found out about his high-profile matches, and what he learned from the experiences. Lee discusses his Taiga Style philosophy and the meaning behind his mask, the reason he wears the drop singlet, his love of MF DOOM, and why he doesn’t consider himself a “technical wrestler.”
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