Q & A
December 7, 2006
Q: You said in your review for the Ultimate Warrior DVD that you met the Warrior once in Germany, and said that meeting him wasn't a good experience. Why was that?
Q: I was wondering what you thought of Cryme Tyme??? I know there green but i think there skits are hilarious and they make you like to watch them and im glad there not letting DX bury them.
Q: When the WWE were in Nottingham on their european tour, me and a friend met Edge & Lita and also Shad from Cryme Tyme when they were walking around the city and were all very welcoming especially Shad. Later on we were hanging around the hotel and saw whole families waiting in the lobby with stacks of merchandise they wanted signed and presents for some wrestlers. My question is, is it seen as a 'no no' to 1) hang around the hotel and 2) have the nerve to take more than 1 thing to sign for someone? I only ask because it really annoyed me watching what they were doing.
Q: What did you think both personally and professionally about X-PAC (Waltman) and Goldust (Rhodes)? Ever travel with either?
Q: I do have one question and it has to do with Jericho. What was the general reaction to the rope exploding on him at summer slam in 2002? Was it merely "one of those things" or did Vince chop someone's head off for not putting it on right?
Q: Did Test, Christian or you ever get worried about your safety during the nAmericans Angle? Especially during the flag burning segments?
Q: In your opinion which was a bigger mistake, the WWE pushing Big Poppa Pump
as a face or TNA pushing Christian as a face?
Q: Did you enjoy Monty Brown's work in TNA? Do you think he'll be used better in WWE?
Q: Did you ever work 2 Cold Scorpio? If so, how was it? I'm glad he's coming back to the WWE but I'd rather it not be as Flash Funk.
Q: Even when i saw you in WCW, and afterwards in WWF/E, you always have looked like a very serious guy. Are you mostly serious or reserved with your emotion in real life?("if i could be serious for a moment..." LOL)
Q: who's your favourite Hollywood actor?
Q: In 2001, Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) gave you the title "2001 Most Underrated Wrestler" ? what do you think about that? whats your opnion?
Q: If Shelton Benjamin left the WWE right now, and went to TNA... would it be a bigger loss for the WWE or a bigger gain for TNA?
Q: What are the point in kickpads besides looking nifty?
Q: You brought up European style wrestling in an earlier Q & A. As someone not familiar with it, what were some of the characteristics you enjoyed so much about it?
Q: Roddy Piper once stated that the business always changes you for the worse. You are one that really debunks his statement. How have you been able to stand up to the politics and back stabbing to stay honest and true to yourself and not get burned out by it?
Q: What are your thoughts on when wrestlers complain about the schedule for WWE? What about non-wrestlers who write articles complaining about it? Personally i think they're as altruistic as they think they are. It's fairly common knowledge to anyone who follows pro-wrestling that the road schedule was MUCH harder years past.
Q: What's so good about the Skyline Diner in Newark? Should I make plans to get dinner there (it's not too far down the road)?
Q: Ok, this will seem like a really dumb question, but it's been bugging me for a while and maybe you'll know!... In WWE, ONLY taking into account televised matches, they wreck well into three figures of steel chairs a year on the talent's craniums. What do they do with all these chairs?? Do they just trash them? Recycle? Or do they have a magic chair workshop where they are put back together again for the next week? Coz some of them seem pretty much destroyed when you see them after a really sent shot. Also, I know the chairs are totally genuine, but do they make them out of a slightly pliable type of metal or are they just 100% steel? I've had some wrestling training, but never taken a chair shot... yet... :-)
Q: With Kurt Angle in TNA do think we could see Kurt Angle VS Bret Hart?
Q: I noticed Lashley jumps on to the ring apron a bit like Brock did. Do either of these guys have ďStorm LikeĒ vertical leaps? Also, would you say an ability to leap well can help the credibility of certain moves, or is it more of a party piece?
Q: How did you decide on picking "Phantasmo and the Chicken Run" by White Zombie as your ECW entrance music? Which is your favorite music artist?
Q: The Royal Rumble is by far my favorite event, even more so than 'Mania itself but I think the Rumble match has become somewhat predictable in that you can narrow it down to certain wrestlers. In 2005, I think many people knew Cena or Batista were going to win. Is there anything that the WWE can do to change predictability for this event?
Q: What are your thoughts on Scott Hall as a performer and have you ever wrestled 'the bad guy'?
Q: What do you think of Jimmy Wang Yang? The gimmick and the promos were hilarious, and I think he should get more time on Smackdown rather than guys like
Boogeyman. Do you think people like him have much of a chance on Smackdown with Gregory Helms never defending his cruiserweight title? I can't remember the last time he defended it.
Q: Do you think wwe rushed the hardy boyz reunion on ECW tv, and not waiting until after Survivor Series to maybe build up a tag match in some way for a future ppv?
Q: How has your body changed now that you are off the road full-time, stopped using supplements, and toned down your strict workout and diet regimens?
Q: On average, what did/do you pay for your tights and boots?
Q: Did Jericho get any heat for breaking his arm in SMW? If I remember right he was kind of screwing around while he did it.
Q: Did Jericho get any respect for working that match in SMW hurt or is it just considered part of the job?
Q: Thoughts on Shane Douglas work in ring?
Q: What do you think of Randy Orton in ring work?
Q: Are you surprised that Johnny Nitro has seemed to perform as well as he has so fast?
Q: What is Booker T like outside of the ring?
Q: Why do they turn all the lights ringside off on ECW shows? Just to hind the crowd?
Q: When WCW was scaling back toward the end, where you ever worried for you job at all?
Q: How does WWE pay work? You get X amount of dollars per month, and ppv etc, but do you get anything extra for extra work? Such as of late how someone like Big Show is on ECW and then shows up on Raw most weeks to, does he get extra for that?
Q: Ever work Super Crazy, if so, how was it?
Q: I don't know if there is a confidential portion between the WWE and it's Superstars. If you can release such information, how does the "blood" work and/or how do they get the seat of a "steel" chair to mold into the shape of the Superstar's head it's being wrapped around?
Q: There's a post on MMA's UG board about pro wrestlers that could compete in MMA, and your name came up. Could you have made the transition to MMA and were you ever even interested in it?
Q: I've only seen Teddy Hart wrestle a few times, but he seems incredibly talented. The dirtsheets all bury him as an attitude problem however. What are your feelings on Teddy Hart? and what would Teddy Hart have to do to earn a job with the WWE?
Q: I thought Shawn Michaels needed surgery on one of his legs. What happened with that?
Q: If the wwe had another brawl for all tournament today, who would you like to see in it? also, in your opinion, who do you think is the toughest wrestler on the roster today?
Q: When was the last time you did a moonsault in a match? (assuming you have done one in a match before)
Q: Did you ever play as yourself in a WWE video game? Or cooler yet, played with a figurine of yours against another figurine?
Q: Is the Honkey Tonk Man bitter about the business? he seems to complain a lot on his website.
Q: Do you think Christian would be in the main event picture if he stayed in the WWE?
Q: Have you ever really busted yourself open in a match? I mean you hit your head and REALLY open yourself up?
Q: I remember a WWE house show in St Louis where you were still doing the
UnAmericans schtick. During the match, you jumped off the ring apron and went to a kid ringside who was holding a little Canadian flag. You took the flag and waved it all around for everyone to see then gave it back. I thought it was a really cool way to make that fan's night all the more special. My friends all laughed and said how great it was and how we should've brought our own flags. Just wondering if you tried to do little
things like that alot?
Q: I heard that Bret Hart's oldest son Dallas is now one of your students, how is he doing in the training and when you think he's good enough will you recommend getting a WWE developmental or sending him to work more independents like Ring of Honor?
Keep the questions coming,