If you could’ve had a tag team(whether short term or long term) with one superstar in your career, who would it have been? Bret Hart or Ric Flair. 2 of the best ever. Love their work.
What do you think of the WWE doing the brand split again? It’s exciting for these guys. Lots of new talent will have an opportunity to showcase their skills. Should be interesting.
How important was education for you growing up, and how important is it for you today? Could you please share with us your academic background? How well did you do at school? Favorite/least favorite classes? Do you have any degrees? Education is everything. I graduated from high school and went to college and received my BS Degree in Geography. I did really well in college. 3.2 average. In high school, I focused mainly on sports so my grades averaged 2.2. I matured in college and took advantage of my education. It also kept me focused on what was important, my academic and athletic careers. Secondary education is a must today.
Out of all modern superstars, who would you say has the most heart and comes closest to having the Intensity, Integrity and Intelligence you have? I like a lot of guys. Bobby Lashley, EC3, Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins…Brock Lesnar. BUT, John Cena has really impressed me. Not because he’s the best athlete, but how consistent he has been for 13 years. That’s not easy. I had a 6 1/2 year run in WWE that was plagued with injuries because I would rush myself back too quickly. I was able to adjust to a lesser schedule in TNA and I had more success there. Cena has doubled my time in WWE, and has been their flagship since. Cena is the poster boy of the 3 Is’. It’s true!
Are you going to be watching the Olympics this year? Do you have any thoughts on the US Wrestling team? Anyone to keep an eye on? The U.S. team in Freestyle Westling is good!!!! Kyle Snyder and Jordan Burroughs will lead the team and both should medal unless they have the worst off days of their lives. I hope US Team gets at least 3 medals. It’s great and realistic.
How did you get to use your old WWE theme this year? Just curious as to how as they usually won’t allow anything like that happen. @RevPro decided to use my WWE music. It was their call. Great choice. “You suck”.
Who in your opinion do you think is the best tag team ever? Wow. The Hardys, The Dudley Boys…Edge and Christian. Tough choice. There are many great teams like The Freebirds, Legion of Doom to name a couple. I don’t know how to rate them. But, I know the Dudleys have the most World Titles.
Any advice for a wannabe 12 year old wrestler? Has a song, gimmick and finisher. Yes. Try Amateur Wrestling to get a strong base and go from there. You won’t regret it.
What’s the main difference in wrestling in a six-sided ring and how long did it take to adjust to them? No difference, except the ring is a lot stiffer. That’s not very good on the body.
How many more years do you think left in your tank to put on high class matches until you finally can hang up your boots? Two years at the most. I don’t have much more to prove. It’s not that I can’t go 5 more years, I know that I can. But, I’m getting to a point in my life to where I need to move on and let the younger guys take the wheel.
What was the first car you ever owned? Dodge Dart. It’s a classic. Actually, it was a piece of Sh#t. Lol.