Preston “10” Vance Discusses His Mask, Says Fans Drew Several Incarnations

AEW star Preston “10” Vance from the Dark Order recently joined Robbie Fox on his My Mom’s Basement podcast to discuss all things pro-wrestling, including how his now iconic mask defined him as a wrestler. Highlights from the interview are below.

On his mask and how he initially hated it:

“When I was presented with it, I hated it. I never wore a mask on the indies. At that point we were heels. We were like this dark cult. I’m not a dark, mysterious person. This isn’t me at all, but I’m not going to say no, obviously. The more I got to do that, I would watch myself on TV, and I’m like, this is actually really cool because now I’m not just a normal looking body guy like all the guys that looked the same in 2005. Now I have this mask. They didn’t want me to hide my identity. They said, ‘Still pose up and be yourself.’ It’s almost like you put the mask on and you’re a different person.’ I’m like, that’s really cool. That makes sense.”

Says the look of the mask comes from pictures fans drew:

“As far as the look goes, all the stuff I wear is pictures that fans drew of me. It’s cool because I’m thinking if I was a kid and I drew something, sent it to my favorite wrestler, and I saw him wear it on TV, I would be like, this is the coolest thing. That’s another aspect to connect with the crowd, not even in a physical way, but in a super sentimental way.”

(H/T and transcribed by WrestlingNews.Co)

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