Facebook Fan Q & A 7/27

Who is the wrestler that reminds you of yourself?  I have yet to see a wrestler that has reminded me of myself. There is a lot of great talent out there. Is there another Kurt Angle?? Not yet. But there are tremendous talents in the business.

Who was a tougher opponent according to you , in terms of in-ring skills – Brock Lesnar or Stone Cold Steve Austin?  Lesnar and Austin. Who was tougher? That’s a difficult question. Austin was aggressive and physical. He was always pressing me. Lesnar is a beast, an animal, a rare breed. They dominated in different ways. Both are rugged. But who frightens me more? Lesnar

What does a weekly workout routine look like for you?  It’s simple: 4 days of weight training and 3 days of hard cardio. I train every day, but no longer than an hour. This is nothing compared to my 10 hour days of training for the Olympics, but it works for me.

Who was your favorite pro-wrestler when you were growing up?  Ironically, I didn’t watch pro-wrestling until I signed with WWE; but who did I know of and respect growing up? Bruno Sammartino.

How are you feeling since your neck surgery?  I’m doing ok from my neck surgery. I had complications but I should be ready to go by early September.

What is your favorite cheat food? My favorite cheat foods are any desserts: Cakes, pies, ice cream. I try not to eat them much, but I love them!

What is your work out routine like? I saw in a interview that Stone Cold said your cardio was amazing! What kind of work outs do you do for that.  Nowadays, I only run 3-4 miles a day, but I run fast. I do hill sprints as well. It works for me, so I never get tired when I wrestle.

If you could travel anywhere you’ve never been, where and what would you do?   I would love to go to the Holy Land and see where Jesus lived and walked. That would be my #1.

Do you know who keeps stealing ONE sock from my dryer? The sock monster! He got me a few times too. Sneaky bastard!

What is your favorite Mexican food?  Really?? Burritos. With lots of beef!