Q & A
November 2, 2006
Q: Did you accomplish everything you wanted to in your career or is there something that you would have a liked to accomplish like win the World Title or something like that?
Q: Recently the WWE has been releasing a slew of retrospective DVD's on some of its past performers. Vince McMahon, with the WWE's massive video library, has the ability to make or remake the public's view of past and present performers. Most fans know that the WWE basically crucified the Ultimate Warrior, whether deserved or not. It also seems like the WWE dangled Bret Hart's legacy over him to get Bret to come back. What is your opinion on this situation and what precautions have you taken to keep your legacy and reputation intact?
Q: What do you think of Kevin Dunn's idea of not using the name "ECW" anymore and changing it because apparently people don't associate it with the WWE and therefore gets lower ratings?
Q: I just read that Vince McMahon hated the RVD versus Test match because he hates hardcore wrestling. However, many fans and I thought that it was one of the best matches on television lately. Do you think Vince McMahon is getting out of touch with what today's wrestling fan wants, and is he just doing what he solely thinks is entertaining (i.e. Diva Strip Poker, Kiss My Ass Club, Vito in a dress, etc)?
Q: What is your preference and opinion on the different ring sizes; most notably WCW and WWE? I think the size of WCW's ring compromised off the rope moves and tag matches.
Q: What are your comments on this new tag team on raw Cryme Tryme?
Q: Lance, do you think the WWE is actually coldhearted enough to fire kanyon just for being gay?
Q: Do you like to see guys like steve-o (or any celeb) get stiffed if they do not sell?
Q: Do celebs get paid at all by WWE for stuff like that?
Q: Is December too soon to run a ECW PPV, assuming it will just be ECW talent on it?
Q: You put over Jillian Hall a bit, is she a good worker, aside from the good look ?
Q: Thoughts on Dave Taylor in WWE? I like the work of him and Regal together?
Q: Surprised Y2j Is out as long as he has been?
Q: Should ECW go back to having no rules as it did before?
Q: How is you home library going?
Q: Any hope your book will get published?
Q: Did you like working against William Regal, is he hard to work, I hear he has a bit of a reputation of being stiff.
Q: Do you personally believe that the new talent in WWE should get a little more control on their promos? Instead of always getting told exactly what to say?
Q: What do you think of LAX as a heel stable?
Q: What do you think of former WWE wrestlers taking shots at Triple H? You have always said he has treated you well, but have you personally seen him treat others poorly?
Q: Why is the WWE trying so very hard to push John Cena as a mainstream celebrity (rap albums, movies, etc....)? I am one of the few people that appreciates how hard Cena works but he isn't The Rock! Shouldn't they be more concerned about working on his wrestling ability?
Q: What to you constitutes "charisma?" To me it goes beyond promos. Take Benoit for example. He's accused of having little charisma. However, he always gets a big pop during his entrance and people go crazy when he's beating the snot out of the heel. As far as his promos are concerned, he doesn't have the approach of someone like the Rock but I still think they're effective. When he says he's gonna beat somebody, I completely believe it. What are you're thoughts?
Q: A lot of people credit Jake Roberts with having the best mind for ring pyschology. Do you agree?
Q: When chris jericho won the wwf title from Triple H and the match got striken from the record, does that(and other times where similar situations happened) count as a title reign because at the point of time between jericho winning and the match being striken from the record chris jericho was the wwe champion. i guess what im saying is during that small few minutes was chris jericho truely the wwf champion?(he won the world title since then so he doesnt really have to fall back on that but ive always wondered that)
Q: this is about the jeff hardy/undertaker ladder match on raw. lets say jeff didnt want to wrestle ever again but wanted one world title reign. lets say he ran up the ladder quickly and grabbed the belt. i KNOW he would get imense heat and fired asap and probably have a lot of trouble finding work. but my question is what do you think they would do? would they have him lose the title the very next show or do you think vince would come out and have some way around the finish and reverse the desicion or something? im fairly confident nobody would ever do this but what do you think wwe would do if something like this happened?
Q: I was at the PZW show in Lethbridge last week and saw a match between Carlo Cannon and Brady roberts. This was by far the best wrestling match I have seen live in my life, it blew everything else away. were you at the show for this match, and does the WWE or TNa know these guys exist?
Q: Have you seen "The Departed?" If so, what are your thoughts? note-if you haven't, I would recommend it and would like to hear what you think of it.
Q: Do you have any thoughts you would like to share on what is happening in the Middle East? Not trying to get you in trouble, but I respect your opinion and as a Canadian, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts.
Q: WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNEW ECW WAS CALLING TEST "THE IMPACT PLAYER"? ALSO WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WHOLE KEVIN FEDERLINE THING ON RAW? I THINK ITS GOING OVER REALLY WELL, HES GETTING AWESOME HEAT AND HES GETTING CENA A GOOD CROWD REACTION.
Q: I'm a huge Finlay mark and I see how much you talk about him so I can tell you are too, do you feel he's been booked right since he came back to the ring? I personally feel he's gotten a huge push and has been correctly used to get some of the younger guys ready for their pushes, though I would really like to seem him in a large program with Benoit, I think they could do some serious business together. Also is there anyone you'd like to see Finlay fued with?
Q: Did you see the Great American Bash from this year, where Finlay and Regal had a match? I loved this match, first with Finlay coming out and saying to Teddy Long "Theodore, give me some skin brother" to Regal going around the ring to make sure the stupid leprachan wasn't under the ring, and then when the match started they did collar and elbow tie to the outside and then right back in, I thought that was great.
Q: You said that putting Shelton with a manager would help his lack of interview skills then we all just enjoy his matches, I agree, I really miss the managers I felt they did so much more for the business. Is there anyone you would put Shelton with? Or just anyone you'd just like to see as a manager? Personally I always wanted to see Arn Anderson or Michael Hayes manage someone.
Q: Your thoughts on Bill Demott allegedly abusing students while training them in DSW?
Q: A slightly involved question; For (what seems like) a couple months now, WWE has been pushing the character "MVP." The concept is sound, a player who is bigger than the game a la Terrell Owens. Ideally, people would hate MVP because of a.) his overblown ego and b.) his ability to back it up in the ring. Because of this, Antonio Banks hardly seems like the best candidate for this. Even working with Kane, I simply don't care about his matches. Add to that the fact that both of the commentators are burying him and I don't see this character going anywhere.
Q: Playing armchair booker for a minute; wouldn't this concept work better with... oh say, Shelton Benjamin or Monte Brown? Both talented. Both underutillized. Heck, throw in an 'agent' for a mouthpeice (as you mentioned in a recent Q&A) and you have a solid execution of a good concept... right?
Q: do you think that there is a lack of psychology in a lot of matches? I have a hard time believing their leg is hurt if someone gets their leg worked over then they come back with a springboard move.
Q: What do you think about Kurt Angle saying he set up the meeting and "Worked" Vince into letting him out of his 5 year contract? Ric Flair was also recently interviewed on Howard Stern and said he knows for a fact that Angle wasnít fired like some have suggested is what really happened.
Q: Which wrestling show is the best right now?
Q: Do you think WWE will put Mr. Kennedy over in his feud with the Undertaker? I know everybody always says it but a win over the Undertaker would be huge for Kennedy.
Q: Some years ago I saw Mr. Perfect on a Saturday morning show. He threw a football 100 yards from the end of the football field to the other end. He then ran and caught the
very same football he threw. Can you do this?
Keep those questions coming,