Q & A
January 28, 2007
Q: What do you think of ECW referring to Test as "ECW's Impact Player?"
Q: I noticed that there are much less ECW originals on the current ECW roster than before. Do you suppose they just didn't get the hang of its new era or was it Vince's plan all along to get rid of them after putting new talent over?
Q: Your match against Brian Danielson in Ring of Honor was fantastic. What made you want to return for this match, and did you have any say in who you wrestled? That is to say did you only return to work with Danielson or would you have wrestled another member of the ROH roster?
Q: If the timing and money was right, would you consider returning to wrestling in any capacity to WWE, TNA, or ROH? Given the opportunity and chance, would you work behind the scenes in a similar capacity to Dean Malenko?
Q: Triple H has said that if you're not in this business to be the world champion, you shouldn't be in it. You were never a mark for titles. Is Triple H just saying that in character or is he basically saying that someone like you, who didn't mark out for titles, doesn't have what it takes to reach the top? Would you agree with his comment?
Q: Roddy Piper was never a world champion. He mentioned in his dvd that this always bothered him. Would you support a decision to put the title on him just for one emotional payoff or would this be so detrimental to the title that it's not worth the risk?
Q: Where do you stand in the age old argument between Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper about who REALLY sold the first WrestleMania? How much impact would McMahon, Cyndi Lauper and Mr. T have on the success of it as well?
Q: I always hear about how awful guys like The Great Khali are in the ring. Yet, in the old days there were several different looks to wrestlers and not everybody was the same cookie cutter copy of the preferred look. Should everybody be a five star wrestler or should there be a place for bad wrestlers who look different than your John Cena's, Randy Orton's and Batista's?
Q: In Roddy Piper's dvd, he talks about how he would have lost respect with the boys if he would have let Mr. T come in without paying his dues and beat him. In modern times, you see Kevin Federline pinning John Cena and David Arquette winning world titles. I'm sure they do what they are told, but do the wrestlers of today have as big of a problem with putting outsiders over as the guys of the past did?
Q: I was wondering how you feel about "tough guys" like Bradshaw throwing such stiff lariats. As a fan, you can't feel how hard someone gets hit, and Bradshaw practically looks like he is going to give a hiptoss with the way he rears back and drills through a guy.
Q: As I'm sure you know, Christian Cage became a two-time NWA champion at TNA's latest pay-per-view. I'm sure you're really proud of your friend; and as a huge Christian fan, I am very happy as well! Do you forsee Christian having a solid heel run with the belt? Or do you think TNA is going to decide to put the belt on Angle already next month? I think Christian really thrives as a heel and would love to see him hold the belt for a while this time.
Q: With Triple H being injured, do you think Scott Hall (who is signed to a legends deal) would be a good replacement in DX against Rated-RKO?
Q: In my opinion Matt Hardy is one of the most underrated wrestlers the WWE has. Do you agree? I also wanted to know whether or not he has a chance at getting a WWE/World Championship opportunity?
Q: I was just wondering what your thoughts were on a guy named Dr. Luther. I think he was one of the best talents the Northwest had.
Q: Terry Funk's book talks of how WCW stars dressing in separate rooms Funk was quite clear that this was a slap in the face to the under card guys, is that true and what did you think of it?
Q: Is ring attire an important part of a character in your mind
Q: How about entrances can that help or hurt a guy to get over?
Q: Do you think you have the respect of your peers in wrestling? Is having that respect important to you?
Q: Did you experience any resentment from WWE guy when you first came over from WCW?
Q: Another question brought up by the Funkers book: He was talking about stiffing a guy in the ring Is there any good reason to stiff a guy in ring or is it just unprofessional no matter what the reason?
Q: You have talked about off beat shenanigans at house show matches, do the boys get any heat from the office for stuff like you talked at house shows?
Q: Have you ever kept track of the number of miles you travel in a given year?
Q: Hey lance, would you consider Sheldon Benjamin vs. Owen hart a dream match and why?
Q: I have a gym question for you. You have said that you lift 3-4 times a week. Do you occasionally get burned out from the gym and take a week or so off? I have felt this way for some time now but I just keep going even though often im just tired of it and just going through the motions. Does this stuff ever happen to you??
Q: In your last Q&A, you remarked that you didn't talk with Curt Hennig much because you were too quiet for his tastes. What was Curt like backstage, loud, annoying, over-the-top?
Q: What do you think about websites that give spoilers and backstage information about the business?
Q: Did your parents support your wrestling career?
Q: With an ECW roster in WWE now, do you think A) they'll be another One Night Stand and B) if they do a One Night Stand would they hire some of the originals for that night?
Q: Do you feel angry when people download your matches for free?
Q: What is your favorite match you wrestled in the WWE?
Q: Iím just wondering what you think of the Undertaker as a worker, and also how was he backstage?
Q: I was just wandering what your views are on facial piercings such as the eyebrow bar that Test has, CM Punks lip ring and A-Trains ones randomly dotted around his face?
Q: What would you say was the highlight to working with Hulk Hogan in WWE? And what was it like to be the one giving him the shots during his Hulk up spot & taking his come back?
Q: Have you ever worked for Border City Wrestling based in Windsor? If so do you have any particular thoughts or memories that come to mind?
Q: Whatís your opinion on fellow Canadian wrestler Joe E Legend - he seems to have worked almost everywhere and I think he has the talent to have made it somewhere if it werenít for politics Id imagine.
Q: If Sting were ever on WWE how would you have him debut and use him or feud
him with, if it was up to you?
Q: And another question hehe, which current WWE wrestler would you like to see
Q: In your picture section, you have a pic of you hanging out at a show in India with Great Khali. Was this a WWE show, and do you remember who you had a match with that night?
Q: How long do you think you'll be able to continue personally training others? Any chance of my kids being able to attend SWA in 20 years and have Lance Storm as there trainer?
Q: Did you wrestle the night Bam Bam and Taz went through the ring in ECW? If so, did you have to be careful around the "spot"?
Q: I know you say you don't want to be on the road anymore. Well then, how about a 2-3 match stint as part of Team Canada at the next World X Cup? I'd love to see you team with Petey Williams against Styles, Daniels, Sabin, etc., or maybe even your old buddy Jerry Lynn.
Q: Over the years some people have said that blacks haven't contributed much to the accomplishments of the wrestling business. I know a lot of people don't count The Rock because he's only half black. Would you agree or disagree?
Q: When you were touring with WWE and WCW, were there places (cities, regions) that were less popular with the guys or where you personally didn't like to go? Were there places you were always looking forward to seeing again?
Q: This week on Smackdown during the debut of Deuce, Domino, and Cherry, JBL made the comment "if [Cherry] just had a skateboard, half a brain, and no talent, she could be our head of talent relations." I've heard you say things about JBL in the past, but what do you feel about when he makes comments like this that only the Internet fans would
understand? Also, do you think he'll get in any trouble for a comment like that?
Q: Just watched barley legal.....it looked like rvd took liberties with 2 chair shots.......did you feel they were cheap shots???...if so,you should have creamed him when you got your chance(lol)
Q: Do you feel John Tenta (Earthquake, Shark, Typhoon, Golga, etc) deserves to be inducted. He also died in the past year and was a big (no pun intended) part of WWE and WCW. Also, did you interact with him at all?
Q: In regards to the numerous books from "insiders" in the sport, which can you recommend for accuracy and honesty? I'm sure that many of the biographies and autobiographies are much like the "shoot" interviews that float around - most everyone has some sort of agenda to get across. If there are any out there that you can vouch for as being at least mostly correct, I'd be interested.
Q: With the Federal Government in America threatening to take action against baseball and the other major sports in the U.S., over Steroid use, do you think that Wrestling should be put in the mix, or do you think that the major companies do an adequate job policing themselves?
Q: I was watching NWA-TNA this past week, what can I say I am a glutton for punishment, and I could help but think that the NWA World Championship belt looks horrible. I know that it isn't the physical belt that is important, however do you think the NWA should change the design now that they are on national TV again? In my mind I still see the NWA World Championship as the big gold belt that Flair held. At the same time I believe the WWE needs to drop the "Spinner" belt and go back to their older styles. Your thoughts?
Q: My question is concerning traveling partners, without naming any names, are there many guys who some people avoid traveling with and is it kind of an unwritten rule to travel with the first person that asks you?
Q: What are your thoughts on MTV's Wrestling Society X?
Q: Does it still blow your mind that we fans are still out here wanting to know what your thoughts are on wrestling?
Q: Why is Shelton Benjamin being under used? He in my opinion is one of the best pure athletes the WWE has.
Q: How do you feel about the fact that Owen Hart somehow cannot get into the Hall of Fame? Sure, he didn't win the World Championship nor did he carry a particular promotion, but are those necessarily prerequisites for the Hall of Fame? Besides the obvious people such as The Undertaker, HHH, HBK, Flair, whom do you see as being future Hall of Famers? Christian? Kane?
Q: I read in an old Q&A that you felt your best match ever was with Edge at Summerslam '01. However, a lot of praise has been given for your match against Bryan Danielson. So, would you consider this match to be your best, or are you sticking with Edge?
Keep the questions coming,