Brian Fritz of Sporting News has a new interview up with Tough Enough finalist Alex Frekey talking about his elimination from the show this week.
Alex on being eliminated:
“Actually, I’m doing a lot better than I thought I would. After the show, I was bummed out but you get over it. Realizing that you came out over almost 12,000 competitors and to be in this position, I feel great. Millions of people would love to be in my position and I’m glad I got to do the experience.”
Alex on if his “Knowledge Means Nothing” comment hurt him:
“(laughs) Yeah. Unfortunately, it was cut out — my explanation to Patrick. I meant to say that Michael Jordan didn’t need to know the history of the NBA to shoot a jump shot. That’s what I meant. You don’t have to know the history of something to be good at it. When I was a kid, I didn’t really know about a lot of players in the NBA. I just knew the best ones but I did know how to train and how to prepare the right way because I was good at basketball and other sports but my knowledge of those sports was kind of lacking. It didn’t make me a bad player if that makes any sense.”
Alex on what is next for him:
“I have some options. I will probably get back into the industry I’ve been working in which wouldn’t be difficult for me to do but I would really love to make a career in the WWE. I really fell in love with it being around the Performance Center, feeling the energy and the camaraderie. I love athletics so it was like me being back in college basketball. The competition aspect, striving to be the best and entertaining people. I really fell in love with it.”