Q and A
January 22, 2006
Q: Have you ever hurt someone in the ring unintentionally? (Like Goldberg/Brett
Q: What is a downside guarantee? (You hear that a lot on the wrestling sites. If it's an American term then just ignore me. I've never heard of it in Ireland)
Q: Didn't Benoit and Booker T already do that best of 7 from WCW? Have there been other best of 7 matches to determine a title?...I know it was used in the mid 80's with JCP Magnum TA vs Koloff for the US belt.
Q: I heard a rumour about you going TNA is this true?
Q: Just read that some TNA wrestlers are upset with how stiff Brother Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) is in the ring as of late. More specifically with his chops. Have you ever experienced any unnecessary amount of stiffness out of Brother Ray when you two have faced in the ring?
Q: Recently on his radio show, I heard JBL tell a story of his time in Japan, and dealing with the Japanese Mafia was part of doing business over there. Is that just "tall tales", or is it commonplace (more accurately could you confirm this)? What of other places like Mexico or Puerto Rico?
Q: You always talk about wrestling videos you have, and i wanted to know how many wrestling videos you posses in your collection and of what promotions are this.
Q: As wrestlers spend most of their times on the road, sure they have good UFO or Ghosts stories. Any you can share? Any personal one?
Q: Who's the funniest wrestler backstage who doesnít use his comic skills in front of the camera?
Q: Do you have a movie collection? dvd collection? what kind of movies or tv shows seasons do you have?
Q: Have you ever wrestled in Tijuana, Mexico or came to the city?
Q: Whats your opinon on the current status of Canada's goberment? Would you ever considered getting into politics?
Q: Do you play any musical instruments?
Q: Do you watch any late night shows?
Q: What happened with your movie reviews? What did you thought of kong? i tought the special effects were too obious (green screen) and that the end and the begining were very long
Q: Does Lance Storm cooks at home? or is that the job of your wife?
Q: Any videogames at home? Have you ever played yourself in any WWE game?
Q: Who's the best wrestler to have a conversation? do wrestlers have like debates in the lockeroom?
Q: Is there any fav. tv show of wwe superstars?
Q: Are you planning in using any of dan brown's novels in your bookmarks club?
Q: Have you ever seen the Head Hunters wrestle. Could they catch on in TNA or WWE?
Q: Hey Lance, what are your thoughts on Marty Wright's "Boogyman" character? I'm glad the WWE overlooked him lying his age on Tough Enough 4 and sent him to OVW. Although I believe he was meant to be heel, everyone seems to love him. Think he'll ever square off with the Undertaker?
Q: I know in the 80's and early 90's that a lot of great talent came out of Stamede (ie Dynamite Kid, Bret, Owen, Davey Boy, Neidhart, and later you, Benoit, Jericho, Pillman and a few others that escape my mind right now), compared to the amount of talent they have supplied in the past what do you think of the new generation like Harry Smith, TJ Wilson and Teddy Hart?
Q: How do you feel about the WWE not allowing some very dangerous moves such
as the Piledriver but continuing to use moves that are also dangerous such as powerbombs?
Q: Who was your favourite tag team partner that you had?
Q: Out of the TNA Team Canada who do you like best? I'm a huge fan of Bobby
Rude and Eric Young myself.
Q: Who was the wrestler you wanted to most be like when starting out? Like
how Bret and Benoit both said they were heavly influenced by Dynamite Kid,
was there anyone you idolized when starting out?
Q: In a recent Q&A session you mention something about the "big secret". What is the big secret? Also, what are the old kayfabe days?
Q: I'm a huge fan of the Dynamite Kid, as are many wrestlers including yourself and Chris Benoit. Bret Hart even said that he though Dynamite was the greatest wrestler, pound for pound, that ever lived. Here are my questions. What was it about Dynamite, in your opinion, that made him great? How do you compare Benoit with Dynamite? Have you read his autobiography? If so, what did you think?
Q: My opinion is that Shane Helms is constantly being overlooked. What is your opinion?
Q: Hey Lance. I'm a big fan of Jushin Liger and Ultimo Dragon. I was wondering if you would ever consider wrestling them now at this time and what are you're thoughts on both men.
Q: I understand that you are an avid reader. Have you read any of the recent wrestlers' bios? What did you think of them? Have you watched any of the shoot interviews? What is your opinion of them?
Q: What are your feelings on the tape trading community? Does it irritate you to know that people are selling Best of Lance Storm comp tapes and profiting from your work?
Q: What are your opinions on Marty Jannetty's in ring work? I feel like he is often overlooked as a result of HBK's success when he himself has had some awesome matches and was a great wrestler in his prime. Specifically, did you catch his return match against Kurt Angle and what were your thoughts on it?
Q: When it comes to meeting fans in person, is it more annoying to deal with a total mark who rags on you for being a heel or to deal with a smark who thinks that they know more about the business than they actually do?
Q: What would you say was the most important match in wrestling history and why?
Q: As you were developing as a wrestler, was there one match that influenced you and the style that you would eventually wrestler more than any other?
Q: Have you seen Samoa Joe's work and what do you think of it?
Q: What do you think about John Cena's wrestling skills? Is he sloppy or is that just his "brawler" character?
Q: What would you do to improve the current state of professional wrestling if you were running the company?
Q: Why do you think the lance storm character was so under-appreciated? I personally believe you had some of the best technique in professional wrestling.
Q: As you may or may not of heard, Ring of Honor has quit running shows in
Buffalo, NY for the time being, which really disappoints me. I was just wondering
what you thought of Buffalo as a wrestling town? I always thought the fans in
Buffalo turned out for the shows and were an active, vocal crowd.
Q: Hi Lance, I have noticed that if a Canadian Wrestler makes it in the WWE,
they usually get a spot on TSN's Off The Record. My question to you is have
you ever been on OTR and if so when was it?
Q: In your opinion how many years does Vince have left in the tanks before he retires and who will take over Vince's position within the WWE (Shane, Steph, HHH given his marriage to Steph)?
Q: I've been a wrestling fan for (believe it or not) about fifty years (longer than most currently active wrestlers have been a live). I've noticed that the bigger the gimmick a wrestler has, the less likely he is to make it to the top; gimicks seem to be reserved for
mid-card wrestlers.Kurt Hennig never made it to the top in the WWF/WWE because of the "Mr. Perfect" gimmick, for example. "Simon Dean" will never get out of the mid card.Of course there are exceptions; for example, the Undertaker and Kane. Do you think that my observation is accurate?
Q: what are your thoughts on shawn michaels? obviously he is a great performer but as far as his attitude goes im not so sure. I just ask because of the problems him and bret hart have with each other. have you ever had a problem with any other wrestler like bret and shawn did?
Q: I have not seen Chris Jericho in WWE for a while. Do you think that we will see him again soon in WWE?
Q: what is czw and why dont you like it?
Q: Hey! I watched No Way Out 2003 and WrestleMania 19 on DVD the other day and i rememver when you were tagging with Regal. So if Regal wouldnīt have had his hearth problem after that No Way Out match would you to have had a official WrestleMania 19 match? Because you were on WM19īs Heat with Val Venis but if Regal have been okay would you two (you and Regal) have been on the WM card?
Q: A quick question, Do you plan too or have you thought about writing a biography on your life and career?
Q: What are your thoughts on AJ Styles? Did you work with him in WCW?
Q: In your days as the un-americans did you and Christian ever get chance to be faces at a Canada show? The reason I ask is because I have seen plenty of matches with your offense (especially in ECW which BLEW me away frankly). But very little of Christian who in the WWE mostly worked hard making other guys look good. Now he is in TNA seeing him frog splash etc is impressive but does he have more to give that you know of?
Q: How did you feel when Christy Hemme got I released. I really like her.
Q: is triple h really as bad as everyone says he is or is it just because the people that badmouth him are bitter that they don't have jobs in wwe anymore? for example i read an interview where kip james(billy gunn) and bg james(road dogg) were saying that triple h is a backstabber and that he doesn't want to help anyone get over because he wants to be at the top by himself and have you or anyone esle ever had any problems with him backstage
Q: hey lance, my question is: When you first started training to become a pro wrestler were there ever times when you didn't want to attend the training classes you were already enrolled in? I'm 16 and just started training, I love wrestling to death, but sometimes dislike training because I feel uncomfortable in the ring with people I have to train with and i am afraid they will be sloppy and hurt me accidentally, but i continue to train with them anyhow. Just wondering if this is common or if I just need to suck it up more.
Q: Have you ever been watching a match, and find yourself back seat driving it? where you see spots and say "i would do that differently"?
Q: A lot of people are High on Samoa Joe right now. Do you think there is room at
the top for such a stiff style of work?
Q: Tripple H gets a lot of guff, have you ever had any problems with him, or is he
just a gentlemen? Also, did you work with him at all?
Q: When you train wrestlers, do you train them on your style as far as a punch or
a kick, or do you let them develop their own punching style? Per say an open
hand like The Rock or Hall, as oposed to the "Rubber Punch' of Bret hart?
Q: Wrestling is a constantly evolving sport as far as style. From Bruno, to Piper,
to Bret and so on. Do you find yourself watching old WWWF matches, or old AWA
matches? and if so do you think those old horse workers like Bruno are worth
the praise they are given today?
Q: Is the WWE "Hall of Fame" something guys backstage even consider, something
they drive to be appart of?
Q: You were apart of the Invasion angle, was there a sence of unwantedness that the WWF guys gave the WCW guys...or was it more "if you can hang, let's go?"
Q: I noticed in your last Q&A session, you talked about how heel movesets should include fewer high flying moves as they get audience pops and you don't want them popping for the heels. However, I just watched a lot of old Midnight Express film footage and I noticed that they had some of the most high flying moves and entertaining double team attacks of their time. Granted, they did do a face turn for a bit, but they never really changed their movesets whether they were heels or faces. Do you think
that they could get away with this now?
Q: Since you've put Finlay over many many times, I thought maybe it might be nice if you could give your comments on the new vignettes and return to wrestling of the man. So far, I'm entertained by the quick promos.
Q: You have stated in the past that wrestlers get bonus's depending on how much merchandise they sell. My question is about video games. Do wrestlers get a bonus if they make it in the video game? Are there any bonus's for making it into a video game besides finally being able to become WWE Champ (LoL)?
Q: What is your opinion on the famous curtain call. From hearing interviews with Shawn Micheals and Triple H and Kevin Nash they really make it sound like it was really meant to be harmless and they were just saying bye to each other. Now I know from reports that they had major heat in the back prior and after and I am sure this is why so much heat came from it. Do you think if say Undertaker or Austin did the same thing it would have been such a big deal? I know back then it was rare to break character.
Q: I've read alot of stuff where Gedo has been made fun of a lot, some people have called him a terrible wrestler. How do you feel about Gedo as a wrestler since I think you've been in the ring with him before.
Q: This sounds like you have an ax to grind: I was eager to prove I was still far more capable than WWE's creative team seemed to think.
Q: You said you could be tempted if something intriguing was offered at TNA. If something intriguing was offered to you back at the wwe, would you be interested? Say for instance, winning the WWe world title at wrestlemania and holding it for 1 year + with notable feuds with the likes of benoit, Jericho, edge.
Q: Who in your opinion has the best physique in the wwe? My vote goes to Randy Orton.
Q: Who would you like to be the new GM of Raw? Are you interested in the position yourself?
Q: Are any wrestlers vegetarians?
Q: Are you and Victoria close? Do you keep in touch with her regularly?
Q: If I do sit ups incorrectly I know it will put pressure on my neck. I was just wondering if my neck will get like Booker T's if this happens.
Q: Finally, how is Christian doing? Is he really happy over at TNA? If you were stranded on a desert island and could only choose one person from the following list to wrestle again and again who would it be: Cena, Batista, Orton, Carlito or Masters?
Q: Who do you consider to be the best in-ring wrestler between Mysterio, HBK, HHH, Benoit and Angle?
Q: How true is the statement that "ric flair could carry a broomstick to a 5 star match" is this true of guy or do the other workers not get enough credit? are some guys just that good that they can have a great match with anyone?
Q: Is it harrd to work other styles IE: is a guy like mysterio or RVD hard to work with due to their different in ring style?
Q: You have said before you would consider a come back under the right situation. what would that be: a huge push, lots of $$$ etc?
Q: What would be the reason for a comeback if there is a huge push of you. $$$, the top spot, what would be the desire to do it?
Q: do you miss anything about the wrestling business at all?
Q: Do guys mock others gimmicks backstage if they are real bad, or is that a bad thing? IE does the boggey man get crap backstage for such a lame idea?
Q: Do you like the different format of PPV, IE king of the king, old scholl survior series where there is not just the usual 1 0n 1 bulid up ?
Q: How is you home library going?
Q: is writing your book hard? I can not imagine haveing to recall so much about my life.
Q: Does a match on a big name PPV like bischoof vs teddy long upset guys, about wasting PPV time on that mess?
Q: Do you think a smaller guy will ever carry the load for WWE. seems like jericho got a shot and no one that size has got a sniff since?
Q: Where you ever a jobber for WWE or WCW when you first started? Like one of the no name guys that come in to get squashed?
Q: Do promos have to be approved is there is personal content. Like a promo from Edge a few weeks ago with comments to Flair and PS Hayes about their personal life. Would they targets of the promo say it is OK prior to it being done?
Q: I was surprised/pleased to see Edge take the title on NYR. My question is, does your first title run seem less special if you're a heel with the crowd booing you?
Q: any bad feeling toward a guy who injures someone or is it just written off as an accident?
Q: Is Mark Henry deserving of all these shots he is getting year after year?
Q: Any thoughts on Fit Finley returning? Think he can still go?
Q: ever work with Kid kash?
Q: work with ken kenady at all while training?
Q: do guy make enough to retire young like jericho, could a guy after 10 years retire and never work again?
Q: I was curious on your opinion of Booker T the wrestler. Why do you think he hasent been WWe/World champ?
Well that was a big @$$ Q and A, keep those Qís coming