Q & A
May 12, 2007
Q: A few week's ago i asked about tag team's from the eighties...you called the bushwackers a comedy team ..but they had excellent double team moves ..the battering ram headbutt being my favorite ....they were more than a comedy team ...they could work
Q: Having worked in many different types of rings for many different promotions over the years (WWE, WCW, ECW, Stampede Wrestling, FMW, CWA, SMW, ROH, and various other independent companies), was any one company's ring easier to work in, and was there any one company's ring that to this day that you would give your right leg to never have to work in again, because it was just that bad of a ring?
Q: I was wondering if you thought WWE would ever put out a Best of Technical Wrestling DVD with matches including Benoit, Regal, Dean, You, Kurt and so forth.
Q: Did you ever take your wife with you while on the road in WWE or WCW? I was reading RVD talking about traveling with his wife and how he found it hard because you get in such a routine on the road, and having his wife along changed that routine, how would it effect you?
Q: Was there a certain moment in your career where you thought "wow, I made it to the big time?"
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment in wrestling?
Q: Why do you think some move just seem to disappear from the wrestling ring, you rarely see moves like a side Russian leg sweep, when 15 years ago, you saw them all the time?
Q: Any idea why The Great Sasuki wore his mask around backstage, just a mark?
Q: What do you do about washing gear, when you are on the road for a long stretch?
Q: Did you ever do a lot of autograph signings or appearances while working; did you enjoy doing them or just a hassle?
Q: I just read your Q&A where you said that Great Susuki was the only wrestler to wear his mask backstage when planning a match and it offended you. Why did it offend you?
Q: Chris Benoit retires tomorrow. Hall of Fame? How soon?
Q: I read a Kurt Angle interview recently where he compliminted Sabu by saying something along the lines of "that kid can go." Could the phrasing of this statement be interpreted as offensive? Yes, he was giving Sabu props, but refering to him as "that kid" implies a lack of respect. Is "kid" somewhat of a term of endearment in the locker room, or was that a backhanded compliment on Kurt's part?
Q: On a scale for one to ten, how badly do you think management at TNA would like to see you catch a really bad stomach flu??
Q: Recently you said that Chris Kanyon had slightly different ideas when it came to putting a match together...what exactly were those ideas?
Q: What are your thoughts on Chavo Guerrero as a worker?
Q: Has there ever been an angle that you refused to partake in? For instance if the Un-American angle where you guys threatened to burn the American flag, if that angle had called for you guys to actually burn the flag would you have been alright with that?
Q: I know you've answered this question in regards to the WWE, but I wonder, would you ever consider doing work as a booker for an independent promotion as long as it meant you could work from home?
Q: In your most recent Q&A, someone asked you a question about you "being on the same level" as a group of wrestlers, one of who was Kurt Angle. You responded with "I think I'm safe in assuming all but perhaps Kurt would agree with me..." Why do you question if Angle would agree with you?
Q: Why was the hardcore title made defunct? (assuming you know of course)
Q: Did you train CM Punk or Kevin Thorn at OVW, and if so what did you think of them?
Q: What do you think the odds are for the following making the WWE Hall of Fame: Dean Malenko, Paul Heyman, Eric Bischoff, Gordon Solie, Terry Funk, Sting, and Wendy Richter.
Q: From a visual standpoint what do you think was the best looking belt in wrestling from any era. I can't claim to be a belt aficionado but my favorites were the Winged Eagle WWF Championship (Bret Hart Era), The Eagle World Title (The One during the HHH/Rock Era) and the intercontinental title (Mid nineties)
Q: How old were you when you found out the Wrestling was pre determined when it came to its winners or did you get what was going on from the get go.
Q: Have you had any matches with someone so green it made you angry and worried about your own safety either during the match or before when you found out you had to wrestle someone who may have been called up too soon.
Q: Hey Lance! I've been a fan of yours for a long time and I have to ask you about something thats been bugging me why is that in tag team wrestling there seems to be a designated side of the ring for the heel team and another side for the face team and it never changes can you help me with this?
Q: You recently made a sly comment about on your last Q/A about Haku/Meng when talking about getting into a physical fight and it got me wondering the following question. If you were to get into a bar fight for whatever reason, what 3 boys would you want backing you up. Also was Meng really feared by all backstage?
Q: Who and what plays the entrance music for everybody? I would assume a CD player could skip on live tv so it must be a computer?
Q: I was wondering if you could tell me what Raven was like, and how it was to work with him?
Q: What are your thoughts on HHH, specifically if he never married Stephanie, would he still be where he is. Itís clear he is amazingly talented, but gets a lot of bad press. Do you enjoy his matches, and how would you rank him among his peers in the WWE? His feuds with Jericho stick out in my mind as amazing. A case of two to tango?
Q: Did you ever work with Disco Inferno and also, do you think he was a good wrestler?
Q: Quick question Lance, you always talk about how all people ever saw on TV in the 80s were squash matches where guys got over by dominating no namers. Well if this is the case, how did they build successful feuds between main eventers? I grew up in the 90s with the birth of RAW so I didn't get to see 80s wrestling on tv.
Q: Have you ever wrestled DDP, what are your thoughts on him as a wrestler/person.
Q: What are your thoughts on TNA ruining yet another dream match featuring Sting and Kurt Angle? I'm sure that wrestling fans around the world would have paid good money to see both a Angle/Sting and Angle/AJ Styles match on PPV. You talked about buy rates, wouldn't these two matches have been a great way to draw in new fans?
Q: When you say that nobody will see your six pack unless you do cardio, is that because of the particular excercise you're doing or just because you're sweating a lot? For instance on days I have something physical to do (i.e. push mow the lawn) that has nothing to do with working out, I won't run that day.
Q: What injuries have you sustained as a wrestler? Also, what injuries have you seen when you were in a match?
Q: I believe you were the first guy to do the run-ins in the invasion angle, what was that like and how were you treated backstage?
Q: Do you think Canada could ever have a national wrestling company? There are a lot of wrestling fans in Canada and I think if a promoter did it right they could create something that would strive here.
Q: I hate to ask you what if questions, but at the end of the WCW, do you know if you might have been in line for a main event push or world title run? Even if you didn't know of anything specific mentioned did you have the feeling you could have based on how they pushed you?
Q: What were your impressions of Shane McMahon when you met him?
Q: How many gimmick matches do you think is the maximum that should be on a card? I ask this since TNA has had a lot of gimmick matches in their PPVs as of late. Also, what do you think of lockdown were all the matches are in a cage, do you think it is a good or bad thing?
Q: You've spoken of your work with Liger, Ultimo Dragon, and Great Sasuke. I was wondering if you've worked with the name among names in Japanese wrestling, the Original Tiger Mask. If so, what was your opinion of the man and his work?
Q: If you had Zach Gowen in the Single Crab, how screwed is he, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest?
Q: What are your thoughts on Mick Foley as a person and a performer?
Q: Does anyone who won a world title deserve to be in the HOF (aside from David Arquette and the like)?
Q: What has Tito Santana done to warrant HOF status? I liked his wrestling but the same could be said for Val Venis.
Q: When you go to a wrestling school does the trainer tell you straight up whether your wasting your time or not?, couldn't he say you have a lot of potential just to get your money? I know it takes a lot of effort and hard work to become a wrestler but if you have two left feet and your a danger to yourself and those you work with surely you'd be told it's not for you kid. I'm writing this because I'M 23 and I want to give pro-wrestling a shot before i'm too old but I don't want to be conned out of a whole lot of money if i have not got the basic fundementals to progress.
Q: With Ring of Honor's new venture into Pay-Per-View, would you want to go back and help them out if they called?
Q: Even though Ring of Honor does not have a national TV deal, does Ring of Honor's new venture into Pay-Per-View make them the number 2 promotion in North America ahead of TNA, due to the fact that they turn a profit where TNA continues to lose millions a year?
Q: What do you think of the performances so far of people you did train in OVW?
Q: Even though you only had a one-month reign, where do you rank winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship in your career? Also, in his autobiography, Edge (Adam Copeland) ranks his match with you at SummerSlam 2001 as one of his personal favourite career matches. What is your opinion regarding that match?
Q: Dancing with the Stars gave Stacy Kielber a chance to have a break out career. If you were asked to do the show would you?
Q: Ever have someone notice u in public and want to fight you?
Q: I'm sure you've wrestled in New Orleans many times? What do you like about the city?
Q: How long do you think it will be before Vince puts TNA out of business?
Q: What was the S.H.I. Title about in WCW?
Q: I read somewhere that you were the first Triple Crown champion in WCW history. How does/did that make you feel.
Q: what was it like working for Genichiro Tenryu?
Q: Have you ever charged money for an autograph?
Q: Have you ever wrestled in Alaska?
Q: Did you find any difference between the WCW and WWE rings? I remember the
WCW ropes and ring looked like they had very little give compared to the WWE
Q: What is your opinion on mats that have printing on them? WCW would usually have the name of the PPV printed on the canvas and have sponsors and such printed on the mat as well. Is there a difference with getting footing with the printing?
Q: What is the average salary a wrestler makes?
Q: What was the finger poke of doom? wasn't that the same night bischoff gave away the results to foley's title win?
Q: Years ago in Stampede Wrestling, I remember a talent named Lethal Larry Cameron. He worked with Davey Boy Smith and Owen Hart. I thought he was a terrific heel. Years later, I found out he had died, but I know nothing about the circumstances of his death. Can you shed some light on this?
Q: In a previous commentary you said that you've seen Tajiri knock guys out with his kicks before. Is there any specific moment(s) that you recall this happening?
Q: Do you have any fears, phobia's or afraid of anything?
Q: What was the backstage environment like at hardcore homecoming?
Q: Do you think Ron Simmons will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 08?
Q: I am curious what you think of MVP? I have really started to like this guy, and his feuds with Benoit and Kane have been very entertaining. Now granted Benoit makes anyone look better, but he seems to actually be able to wrestle unlike a certain champ.
Keep the questions coming,