Q and A
May 8, 2006
Q: I would like to know what do you think of the people who never saw ECW and labled it as ultra hardcore or
just "garbage wrestling" what did you and the boys who were working in ECW at the time think of what these
Q: How do you feel about the McMahon/Michaels piss throwing, drug testing segment, and do u believe its a crib
from your famous angle with Tommy Dreamer?" Even though I have never seen that angle I remember you talking
about it on the site here, and it did sound similar indeed...
Q: Also, do u feel its a good thing WWE poking fun and making a mockery perhaps of their own "Wellness"
Q: i noticed that the older wrestlers (Your Ric Flair's and your Fit Finlay's) wear their knee pads not over
their knees but further down around their shins/boot. i figured it may used like kick pad padding way back
before kick pads were available or "CooL." Am i right or totally wrong?
Q: I recently went to a WWE house show in the small town of Spencer, Iowa. Everything was great but before the
show started I noticed they were serving beer and mixed drinks. By the end of the night I could tell people were
getting rowdy. After the last match, which was Edge vs. Cena, people started throwing beer glasses and some
bottles toward the ring. It made for a bad end to a great night of entertainment. Egde ended up running after a
fan in the stands and I had to grab my kids and get them away from the beer being thrown. My question is, is
this common place at shows or was I just surround by a few idiots.
Q: I was wondering, have you ever seen your likenesses on video games (WWE Day of Reckoning, WWE Raw, WWE
Smackdown!, etc) and if so what do you think of them?
Q: I'd like to get your thoughts on Chris Benoit and the previous matches you've had with him. I thought when
Benoit was the champ on Raw you guys should have had some T.V matches for the title instead of all the Eugene
Q: Have ever been in the ring with the undertaker?
Q: do you think that in 5 years time, wwe will still be the dominant wrestling
Q: Ive recently started wrestling training and I'm having trouble taking a front bump, I was wondering if you
had any trouble bumping when you started wrestling?
Q: What do you think of the state of the women's division in the WWE? Do you think the company has run it into
the ground compared to how it was 2 or 3 years ago by releasing all those decent performers like Jazz and Molly
Holly and by letting Trish keep the Women's Championship for more than a year? Similarly, do you think the whole
Diva Search programme hasn't helped matters?
Q: Why did Tazz not get a big push for the title in the WWE in your opinion? Also, why did he stop wrestling?
Q: What are your thoughts on wwe releasing someoe you have mentioned in former commentarys, Chris Cage?
Q: you seem to be close with your various tag partners, is that the norm or not ?
Q: Ever work with DDP, if so thoughts on his in ring work gimmick etc?
Q: How much emotion of a title win is real, IE benoit at wrestlemania, are guys acting or are they truly that
Q: In Austin's book he says WWE is too scripted promo and in ring-wise, how much would you say %-wise is planned
Q: How does the amount of planning compare to ECW &WCW?
Q: Say Christian stayed in WWE, would he have gotten over as world champ if they gave the belt to him last month
like TNA did?
Q: Ever work Scott Hall, if so thoughts on ring work and him out side of the ring.
A: I never did, no.
Q: You mention how great it is to work Finlay, I admit his stuff looks top notch, so is he real stiff or just
very good or both?
Q: Have you read Eddie's WWE book ? if so reaction?
Q: Do you think Chris Jericho would ever write a book, I think that would be a good read.
Q: youve always said that jericho and christian copy you, And its true, Jericho is doing Q&A on his site now.
What do you think about jericho copying you again? At least he admits he shamelessly ripped you off.
Q: who pops into your mind as being in the best cardio shape in WWE?
Q: Was working on a big stage with more people at Wrestlemania any more nerve wracking than any other show?
Q: would you get more nervous/excited for a big show like a PPV than you would for TV ?
Q: Say you just break into WWE today, how do you land with a travel partner? Do other guys look out for the
Q: Is it considered a social mis-step to change travel partner, if you want to travel with someone else?
Q: Did you split hotel rooms or stay by yourself?
Q: Mick Foley says he was famous for being cheap on the road, what were you cheap or big spender?
Q: who are some of the cheap and big spenders you worked with on the road?
Q: Should Undertaker give up his wrestlemania streak to put a young guy over in your mind? --last year to Orton
seemed like it could make him IMOó
Q: Thoughts on WWE wellness/drug testing plan?
Q: Is wwe cutting back too much? sure they had a lot of workers, but you can not have a card of main eventers,
you need some mid-card and low card guys too.
Q: Every wwe worker mentions how the locker room leader / most respected worker is the undertaker, why is that?
Q: Ever work with anyone who you did not trust in their ability to protect you?
Q: How do you practice a move? for example say you want to use a new finisher but have never done it, how do
you work on it prior to using it in an event?
Q: I know wrestlers are usually bigger than the look on telivision, but one aspect of wrestling I am curios
about is the announced weight. It is blantanly obveous that some guys are not as big as they are announced
(shawn micheal etc). What percentage of guys do you thing bump up their announced weight, and how much do
people 'fix' their announced wieght?
Q: As a former WWE wrestler, do you get an invite to the Wrestlemania event/festivities?
Q: If WWE were to do a show in Calgary or Alberta and invited you to perform at that show only, would you want
to do it?
Q: being that you are now around more canadian indy wrestling, what is your opinion on canadian indy standouts
jd michaels and brady roberts? i have seen them have some stellar matches here in southern Alberta.
Q: Why is charisma more important in wrestling than technical abilities? I mean, as a wrestling fan, I prefer to
watch you doing all your moves than seeing a big buffed wrestler missing a chokeslam or a pedigree.
Q: Which wrestling era do you prefer: the Hogan/Macho man era or the Steve
Austin/Rock era? I mean which kind of wrestling do you prefer: a type of wrestling where sex, violence, chair
shot, hardcore, suicide or gay scenario etc.. or the type
where the performance and the old style scenario were in.
Q: Do you believe in a Ted Turner' s return in the wrestling industry? And do you think Vince McMahon will see
this as a way to improve the WWE like it were during the WWF/WCW rivality.
Q: Since they've been on TV for a while and just won the Tag Titles I was wondering what your thoughts were on
the Spirit Squad both as a whole and the individual members. How many of them did you work with in OVW? I think
they're great at getting heat from the crowd and have done some good work in the ring.
Q: Recently you mentioned deciding on the single-leg crab for a finisher. In ECW, I saw you frequently use a
Super Kick for a finisher. My question is, what other finishers have you employed, perhaps in your "early
years?" Did you ever use "heavier" grapple based moves like a powerbomb variant or a pinning move?
Q: hey lance last year you talk about a Street Fight Cage Match in Germany with Fit Finlay,whats the difference
between that and a regular cage match? and who won the match? and do you feel Finlay has a title run in him
thanks in advance
Q: Love the website and all your opinions on the sport of pro wrestling. What is your opinion of John Cena and
how the fans have turned on him lately while he is carrying the WWE Title? Obviously he is no where close to
being a Kurt Angle or Chris Benoit in the squared circle, but he seems to bust his butt every night and promote
the company throughout the world, and the fans still dislike him.
Q: My question is, what was it like working in WAR? Do you ever get a chance to contact the old WAR fellows like
Orihara and Yasuroka(your old pal)or even Ultimo?
Q: What makes a wrestler easy or hard to work with? Is it the amount of punishment they make you sell, or is it
how much they take charge in deciding what will happen next during a match?
Q: Who's hotter in person, Trish Stratus or Stacy Kiebler? Just curious.
Q: I've heard many online columnists and fans talk about the "story" to a match and the ability of certain
wrestlers to tell a story. How would you explain what this means? They throw the term around so much but I
don't think they know what it means.
Q: Do you feel at all that "secondary" belts like the intercontinental title and the United States championship
have lost some of their meaning? I rarely care who is holding that belt anymore if I can even remember because
they get tossed around so much.
Q: How do you get yourself 'psyched' up for a move or landing that you know is going to hurt like hell?
Q: What goes through you mind as you are flying/falling through the air about to make a painful landing?
Q: You said that you would do a barbed wire match under the right circumstances. How do you prepare for that?
Is there some secret to it, or are you a very tough person?
Q: Recently the WWE made it known on their website that Randy Orton was suspended for unprofessional conduct. Do
you think WWE should keep such disciplinary actions private, or is a public "shaming" once in a while a good way
to maintain order?
Q: when wrestlers win titles are they allowed to bring them home with them or do they only get to hold the
actual belt when they do shows.
Q: how can you eat right and stay healthy while on the road without access to a kitchen of your own?
Q: Hey Lance, I'd like to ask you about CM Punk. Personally, I'm a huge fan of him and his work. I'd like know
if you've seen any of his work, and what you think of him. Do you think he's got what it takes to be successful
in the WWE? I have no doubt that he does, I'm just a little afraid of WWE ruining his chances.
Q: I was wondering if you ever wrestled Masato Tanaka and if so, what you thought of working with him?
Q: Recently Ashley posted on her Myspace account that WWE officials have given her Molly Holly tapes to study.
I don't know how I feel about this. For one, Molly was a power-lifter and Ashley just isn't built the same way.
For another, as a fan of Molly, I feel a little betrayed. It feels like they let Molly go without a fight, yet
obviously like and respect her work to this day. How do you feel about this as a fan of Molly yourself and also
as a teacher? What do you think Ashley can learn most from watching Molly?
Q: I have been a massive fan of Triple H now for sum 10 years, and over years such things have been said that he
doesn't deserve to be the franchise player, and that he slept his way to the top. But in your opinion does HHH
deserve to be where he is today, and just how good is he?
Q: Just wondering how you avoided getting cramps during a match? Have you ever had a bad experience with cramp
in a match or any other wrestlers?
Q: In ECW, did you guys get to pick your entrance songs or were they picked for you?
Q: Were there any wrestlers that you have worked with that intimidated you when you met them?
Q: In your opinion, which ECW documentry was better? WWE's The Rise and Fall of ECW or Jeremy Borash' Forever
Q: don't know if you've heard about this or saw it, but there was a sign on RAW this week that was something
along the lines of "EDGE, SEND LANCE STORM YOUR BOOKMARKS RESPONSE" I thought you'd get a (super)kick out of
Q: Should or does the WWE test for blood borne illness such as HIV etc?
Q: While employed by WWE did they ever pressure you to shutdown your site?
Q: This is a hypothetical but to the best of your knowledge, but say when he was younger Shane Mcmahon wanted
to wrestle full time and got the proper training does he have the make up to be a great worker?
Q: Do you screen people before starting training to see if they can actually cut it prior to starting?
Q: Say at Wrestlemania 23 Lance Storm is inducted into the WWE hall of fame, who presents you?
Q: I do not recall seeing you ever blade have you? If not , why have you not?
Q: In every wrestler book they talk about work shows they worked, like in a barn, fair, Canada death tours, etc
where is the worst you worked?
Q: Who is the best ref you have worked with ?
Q: Worst ref worked with?
Q: You have always been one of my favorite technical wrestlers--I hope you're doing well. Even though you were
in ECW at the time, what were your thoughts of Vince Russo's tenure/influence during his booking of WWE in
1997-99? What were your impressions of him when he wrote for you in WCW?
Q: I was wondering if you could explain to me what the deal was with Joel Gertner always wearing a neck brace.
He always wore one but I never heard why.
Q: Have you been contacted by the WWE to join the coming revival of ECW?
Q: Have you ever worked a full match with the Big Show? Is it extremely difficult to wrestle huge fellows like
Show, Kane or Viscera?
Q: Who is your favorite WWE Diva (past or present)?
Q: Do you have any idea why Dawn Marie (my all time fave) is no longer a part of WWE?
Q: Does a wrestler have a choice when it comes to bleeding during a match?
Q: Does the WWE have catering (food & drinks etc) for the wrestlers at each show?
Q: What are your thoughts about the recent stories about JBL hazing the new guys? I believe someone recently
quit over it.
Q: I was wondering if the rumor is true that you were going to wrestle Christopher Daniels at Lockdown if Low-Ki
turned it down. If so I hate Low-Ki for taking the offer!
Keep those questions coming, and please keep them brief and to the point.