Q and A
February 2, 2006
Q: Sup lance, first off have you ever took a drama class during or before your wrestling career for your skills on the Mic or the backstage scenes?
Q: And second, have you heard of the UFC (ultimate fighting championship)? and if so, would you ever participate in the UFC and fight one of the fighters like Ken Shamrock?
Q: What are your thoughts on Bill DeMott? He was a guy I always liked because
he seemed to work so hard. I loved seeing him with the US title, he totally
deserved it. You two had good matches as well.
Q: I think I can tell a good wrestler from a bad one but do have some "guilty
pleasures". Are there any wrestlers you like a lot despite knowing that they
aren't that great?
Q: When WCW gave Alex Wright the gimmick of Berlyn, the german "Power
Wrestling" magazine fantasized about him going to the main event with that
gimmick if handled correctly. Do you think that potential was there? And how can something like that happen - building someone up for weeks with an undefeated streak and then having him lose in 4 minutes to an undercard guy? That's like "We don't want it to succeed".
Q: Why do you think WCW guys have such a hard time making it in WWE? Im mainly talking about the guys from the invasion and beyond.
Q: Do you think TNA will be able to capture the audience that gave up on wrestling after WCW folded?
Q: have you seen any of Jack Evans work? if so what do you think about him? he can do some amazing acrobatic stuff.
Q: Hey Lance I was wondering if you are going to work the gimmick table at the ROH show signing 8 x 10's and such. I'm a huge Lance Storm mark. Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago, the next day I'm going to Mania. Looking forward to a Storm promo too.
Q: What is your overall impression of Sean Waltman?
Q: Hey Lance, I was surfing WWE's auction site and say John Cena's now Edge's WWE Championship belt for auction and I was wondering if guys normally get to keep "there" title belts? I recall your classic WCW run winning 3 belts. Do you have the Saskatchewan Hardcore Championship, North American Title or Cruiserweight in Kilo's belts you had done up? I am sure they could command a fair price at auction.
Q: My question: My friends and I quite enjoyed your initial run in WCW where you won and renamed the various titles. Was the Saskatchewan Hardcore International Title's naming your idea (considering your love of the style *lol*) or something that WCW did?
Q: How many days a week do you weight train?
Q: Hey Lance my question what happened with Teddy Hart during a Scramble Cage
match in 2001, also what do you think of Teddy Hart, Jack Evans and Matt Sydal?
Q: Are there any australian wrestlers ? and did u ever wrestle in australia and were the fans as fanatic as the ones in america/canada seem to be ?
Q: Hi lance i Just want to ask what are your Thoughts on Paul burchill and do you think he could go all the way. Did you see him Do the C4 or Standing star press, he has a Unique Move set and has all the skills to go all the way.
Q: Hey Lance, this message is from India. I was really impressed with ur work in the dying months of WCW. It was crazy the way u were used in the WWE, espically the Goldberg episode. HOw did u feel being portrayed scared in front of Austin & then jobbing to Goldberg & made to look weak? Espically since he isn't to crazy about the wrestling business & all?
Q: During the whole "boring" storyline, did you ever feel like grabbing a mic and ripping Austin for doing the same F***ing thing each time he came to the ring. Personally I thought this angle was totally disrespective to you and what you worked to earn.
Q: Were did the term "kayfabe" come from?
Q: In regards to the new Raw GM position, you mentioned you thought the GM idea was past its prime and you would like to see something different. If you were part of Creative, what would you suggest?
Q: what do you think lead to his return? Has Finlay wanted to wrestle but just wasnít given the chance, or was he asked to wrestle because of the somewhat depleted Smackdown! roster?
Q: Also, what lead to his years out of the ring?
Q: And finally Ė what the hell was his finisher in his WCW days? I remember a submission hold that was quite good, but I canít remember what it was. I really hope the WWE allows him to use the same finisher. I find lately, finishers have become less and less important. How many variations of the Diamond Cutter/RKO/Stunner/Book-end do we really need?
Q: What are your thoughts on the Undertaker's in ring ability and when you do suppose he'll retire?
Q: Hey Lance, just recently I found out that you were signing with TNA? Well, if that's true I wonder if you are becoming Team Canada's newest member. That would be so cool, in a heelish type of way!
Q: I have read that in about 10 weeks your coming out of retirement.
Q: It will be Lance Storm vs. Bryan Danielson for the ROH World Title on April 1st in Chicago. This is what i saw on a site is this true Lance as you can't be sure with internet rumors these days. Also if you have been on that show yet and metioned this then i'm sorry because we don't get that show here in Australia.
Q: When doing a dropkick, how do the wrestlers keep themselves from damaging their faces when they land? Don't they feel pain after landing?
Q: How is the staged Royal Rumble Winner protected? Look at back in 2004, Chris Benoit was thrown outside several times, what would people in the back do should the staged winner get eliminated?
Q: How does it feel after receiving a chair shot lol. Describe Fully
Q: Does your kid ever ask you, "dad how come you always lost in WWE?" lol (no offense). Do you allow your children to watch wrestling for that matter?
Q: What are Chris Jericho's thoughts on the fact that WWE never lets him hold a World Title, since he was Undisputed Champion? He your buddy right?
Q: I was just wondering, do guys, who have been kept down, such as yourself, will you all ever get a Hall of Fame Award?
Q: And for that person who asked about doing sit ups wrong, and their neck becoming like Booker T's, i think what the person is trying to find out, is that, if they do sit ups incorrectly, would their neck be pushed out the way Booker's appear to be?
Q: What are your thoughts, on when Chris Jericho updated his website, posting his favourite matches and, none of them had you in it? We should boycott him! What kind of a friend is he? He could have at least lied to make us Storm Troopers feel better.
Q: I remember reading that after your match with Chris Jericho at ECW ONS that Chris was upset with the chants of "F*** John Cena" and "Chris Candido" because he felt people wernt paying attention to your match enough. Whether this is true or not, have the fans ever really offended you with chants and comments? Be it in this situation or anywhere else? Its just something I always wondered about.
Q: I actually have two questions, one of which refers to previous answer you gave in a previous Q & A which was, "I rather take 1000 piledrivers from finlay than one snapmare from a poor worker". My question is that don't you think the pile driver possibly carries too much of a risk for a move that usually isn't even used a finisher? (usually has no more impact on the match than a arm drag).
Q: Also Owen Hart and Dean Malenko both broke someone's neck with a pile driver (although Malenko's was a spiked double team piledriver) and they are both veteran technical wrestlers. Steve Austin almost got paralyzed, not to mention what happened to Taz as a result of the move, personally as a wrestling fan (who actually cares about the wrestlers as human beings) and just trying to see it from a perspective of a worker I simply don't think it's worth the risk personally.
Q: Hey Lance, about 2 years ago there was a question asking you how you kept from laughing in your segment with goldust. You said you have a trick but weren't ready to share it yet. Are you willing to spill the beans yet?
Q: Hey Lance I'm a big fan of yours and I was wondering if you ever plan on returning to the ring like TNA or WWE.
Q: Since traveling is a large part of wrestlers lives, which areas of the country are the toughest to navigate? Just the traffic and constant construction must make trips to arenas like MSG and Nassau difficult.
Q: Did you enjoy wrestling in Texas? What were some of your favorite cities here in the Lone Star State? Finally, do you have any fond/unusual memories about any of the times youíve worked here?
Q: When you teach your students are there any particular wrestlers` work you advice them to learn from? Say, Flair, Steamboat, Tsuruta?
Q: Growing up, what were some of your favourite matches?
Q: Are you a fan of lucha libre? If so, do you have any favourite lucha wrestlers?
Q: What`s your take on the current Japanese wrestling scene? Business is definately down. How do you think they can improve it? What would you do?
Q: Having wrestled in Japan quite a lot, do you enjoy the respectful Japanese crowd or do you prefer the rabid American crowd?
Q: Do you see MMA in the USA becoming more popular than wrestling, like it is in Japan?
Q: As a fan, who do you enjoy watching more: New Japan`s Musketeers (Hashimoto, Muto & Chono) or All Japan`s Misawa, Kobashi & Kawada? Basically, are you more of a New Japan fan or are you a All Japan fan?
Q: Have you seen anything from NOAH?
Q: Which wrestler, past or present, do you think had/has the potential of crossing over from wrestling to movies just like the Rock did?
Q: Have you heard about NWE? Do you think a European promotion can once again be a force in wrestling?
Q: Given the large Mexican audience in the USA, do you think a lucha libre federation can become a huge success in the USA?
Q: Have you ever seen Canada`s own Kevin Steen perform?
Q: What went wrong with the Invasion? How would you have done it?
Q: For or against the WWE brand split? Why?
Q: If the Fusient deal had went through, do you think WCW could have become a viable competitor to WWE once again or was the damage already too much?
Q: Have you ever wrestled in Puerto Rico?
Q: What are your thoughts on TNA iMPACT? Do you still watch it? If so, do you like the direction they`re going in?
Q: As of now, which is the weekly wrestling tv show that entertains you the most? Raw, Smackdown or iMPACT?
Q: Have you had the chance to watch the Fight Network? Do you reckon a Canadian promotion such as AWE could be a player in the world of pro wrestling?
Q: I was just wondering what your thoughts were on sting returning to wrestling and going back to TNA? Have you ever worked with him? I beleive u were in ECW when Raven crucified Sandman that was the first time I have ever seen an ECW crowd so silent. I was very shocked being catholic. I was wondering was that a planned thing or was just something Raven came up with off the top of his head? what were your thoughts on it?
Q: In your recent Q & A, you responded to a question asking how you would improve professional wrestling, and you answered: I would stop writing ďStory linesĒ and start ďBooking AnglesĒ!!!!!! Can you explain the difference between the two.
Q: I just wanted to get your opinion on a few guys who I feel could be the future of the business.They are Chris Sabin, Austin Aries, CM Punk and Christopher Daniels.
Q: What do you think makes for a great non-submissive finisher? Does it have to be sudden (like the Stunner or Rock Bottom) or does it need a set up (RKO, Chokeslam, etc.)? It's obvious that the best heel finisher is to use the face's finsher on him, but still, what makes a finisher great otherwise?
Q: Do you think Shane Douglas should continue his interviewing duties in TNA, or would you be in favor of him becoming an in ring wrestler again?
Q: If there was ECW One Night Stand 2, would you participate if offered to wrestle Dean Malenko?
Q: In the past you said New Jack could actually wrestle one time, instead of his toaster/cheese grater offence style he has now. What was your opinon of him as a wrestler back then, before he was Mr. Kitchen appliance?
Q: I have a kind of trivia question for you about Diabetic Wrestlers. I have Diabetes myself and I know how tough it is to have a regular lifestyle yet alone being on the road and maintaining their health. Out of Interest, I was wondering if you know or knew of any famous wrestlers that are also diabetic.
Q: While looking at various websites, i stumbled across a few interviews with killer kawalski, in which he mentions that he's been a vegetarian since the '50s. as a vegetarian myself, i was just curious if you knew of any other wrestlers who are vegetarians?
Q: Im a huge fan of yours and have missed seeing you on television the last few years and I just had a question for you about the future of your career. After reading some of your most recent commentaries you say you would consider joing TNA if the they contacted you with the right angle/storyline. I was wondering would an Impact players reunion qualify now that you Dawn and Justin are all free agents this is now possible and i believe would add alot to the TNA roster.
Q: I started working out again this past week for the first time in awhile. I was sore after the first day, but after that I wasn't sore at all. Would it be a good idea to do more sets? or should I just keep doing what iv been doing?
Q: Last time I went to the gym, I timed myself from the time I left the locker room to the time I got back. I just lifted that day, doing 3 sets of 10 reps on every machine, and it only took me 35 minutes. Is that good or bad?
Q: Iv been eating oatmeal before workouts (for the carbs) and chicken and egg whites after (for the protein) and haven't gained a pound. I've been trying to gain weight, but I want to stay away from steriods. What would you suggest?
Q: I was wondering about titles. I know its all scripted as in who gets what title and I know the wrestlers keep the titles all the time. My question is which title you in particular have the most respect for and why? Thanks and Im a big fan of yours.
Q: i just watched the video on the bottom of your homepage.. who are you powerbombing off the top rope??is that a scary spot for either person to pull off?
Q: Just thought I'd shoot you a quick e-mail to see how you feel about your friend and fellow Canadian Edge stealing your gimmick. Finallly gets his title push, and has to pick up the win on 1/08. Personally, I say you demand royalties.
Q: were u backstage when the Shawn Michaels BreT hart incident occured... if so wut was it like.
Keep those questions coming,