Q & A
December 24, 2006
Q: Do WWE wrestlers & development wrestlers have access to the WWE video
library, like if a guy in development wanted to study your work could he ask
for the footage & get it?
Q: In Bischoff's book, he says guys no longer like to be heels, do you think that is true? Seems like a lot of guys say how much they like to be heels.
Q: What do you think of TNA (Gunn & Road Dogg) doing this whole DX attack thing? It seems to make them seem a bit small time to me.
Q: What do you usually do post match? Do you have to stay until the show is over?
Q: Do you think wrestling today needs more clearly defined heel and faces?
Q: I remember you saying you are not a big celeb guy, but who is the most interesting celeb your career has allowed you to meet.
Q: Being one of the minorities who live in a cold climate, have you ever missed shows due to weather?
Q: Are you surprised there are not more travel accidents with the amount of travel the boys do in a year?
Q: Does the WWE help non-US citizens get all their paperwork to work in the U.S. or is that up to the workers?
Q: How does one get into the creative aspect under companies?(I myself am a writer and my dream job would be to book storylines and matches (for any company))
Q: Am I too old to start training? (I turned 22 in August, and have been waiting to graduate before starting, and joining your school)
Q: Do you think there is any way that RVD will find himself jumping to TNA after his WWE contract expires? As a big RVD fan I am getting sick of watching him wrestle guys like Big Show and Holly. It just seems like TNA would suit him better. What are your thoughts on this?
Q: Your thoughts on Bobby Lashley jumping to ECW and do you think Monty Brown should go there?
Q: What are your thoughts on Paul Heyman leaving the WWE? Will it effect how fans watch ECW on SCI-FI? Should TNA try to grab Heyman full time or just a one-time shoot on tv or ppv?
Q: I'm really starting to like TNA, but I know they can make some improvements. What things do you think they can do to improve their show and how long do you think it will be until they are up there with WWE?
Q: With times such as now - when you have Survivor Series, December to Dismember, Armaggedon, New Years Revolution and the Royal Rumble all within two months - do you believe that the WWE/wrestling in general has too many PPVs per year?
Q: My question is, do you have a specific move set that you have in mind to work into a match, and how did you go about selecting your particular repertoire?
Q: In your training academy, do you train your students how to work gimmick matches? (the standards ,I suppose, such as ladder, cage, etc.) Or do you just teach the importance of psychology in gimmick matches in general?
Q: I was reading a thing for WWE a while back that was talking about what they expect performers to be able to do to be signed (or something like that.. it was a while ago, so i dunt fully remember) and they said they want a wrestler to have 3 - 5 years experience before they would sign someone on the active roster. Is this always the case? or if you recomended someone to them who has for instance been to your school and only worked for a year after would they sign them if they were good enough?
Q: Lance, what's your stance on TNA staying in Orlando so much? I know they save money doing it there, but the fans who show up for the free show in Orlando are just terrible.
Q: do u still have contact with Major Gunns, or know what she is doing ?? With the WWE looking for more divas would she be an asset after all she is particularly lovely ....????
Q: How long has Ric Flair been wrestling?
Q: On Raven's Bio on the TNA website in the "getting to know Raven" section it asks "What wrestler, on appearance, is most-opposite from you, but someone who you consider a very good friend:" and the answer he gives is you and AJ Styles. I found this somewhat surprsing, does it surprise you?
Q: If you were still wrestling and WWE asked you to go to Iraq for the tribute to the troops show would you go or would decline?
Q: After looking at the first blood match between Kennedy and Undertaker I was wondering if there is ever a backup plan if a guy actually starts bleeding before he is supposed to, or even worse if it is the one thatís not supposed to bleed. With the head being the major target and having it slammed into tables, steps, etc. there is always the chance for a guy's head to actually it one of these objects and bleed.
Q: Anyways, in your last commentary, I noticed that somone's question about your pay got you mad, which I totally understand. A wrestler's finances are just as private as mine or anyone elses. This however got me wondering, what question do you get angers you the most? From different interviews and from meeting some wrestlers, I generally read
it's the "is it fake?" question. What question do you hate the most?
Q: I'm a runner myself and i was wondering Do wrestler's do much cardio in the line of running 10 miles on the road?
Q: Do the mats outside of a WWE ring give any protection or are they just for looks as they like to put over?
Q: Did not having mats on the outside make any difference in what you would do in ECW?
Q: Do you think Chris Candido could have made it big in WWE or WCW if he was in the shape and preformed like he did in his good runs with ECW?
Q: You have said your wife made a lot of your gear, what do guys who do not have such talented wives do? Does WWE have people who make stuff for them?
Q: Any set of tights that you liked or preferred more than the others?
Q: Did you like Chris Candido's blonde bombshell (top rope powerbomb) as a finisher? To the viewer, it seemed to require a lot of work out of the guy taking it.
Q: Did you deal with Onita during your brief FMW stay? If so, how was he to deal with?
Q: A recent Q & A you said that the match you had with Super Crazy was not that good, due to him being intimidated by you, why was he so intimidated?
Q: Have you worked in the 6 sided rings before, if so is it any different than the normal 4 side ones? (aside from there being 2 more sides!)
Q: Terry Funk says it was hard to do the empty arena match, what do you think of that? Is it hard to work with no one in the stands at all?
Q: I have always wondered this: When a guy comes out in his own merchindise, such as Edge wearing one of his shirts, and he tosses it in the stands, does he have to buy the shirt he gives away or does WWE just give guys the merch. like that?
Q: I'm watching your match with RVD at Barely Legal and he just did a leaping plancha on you from the inside to the outside of the ring, and he just looked like he landed right on you, how do you take that? He looks like he's got a few pounds on you.
Keep the questions coming,