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My rise in WWE was kickstarted by my physical transformation.
I am not the typical WWE superstar.
Pro wrestling was there, and I was good at it, thank God. I started getting a lot of offers, but unfortunately, at WWE I was under a tight leash. I think it had a lot to do with The Rock making the transition, and me possibly being the next guy – you know, the company didn’t want to lose another top performer.
‘WWE Redefined’ has become my new catchphrase.
I was three times AAU All-American World Champion and I had rough time. I was broke, no money and everything was bad for me until WWE.
I was in the independent scene for two years before I got the call from the WWE.
I went to WWE to prove something. I had to go through Steve Austin, the Undertaker, Edge; I had to go through all of those guys to prove myself.
You have to think about the WWE as soap operas.
People dream to be in the WWE, but my dream is to be the best in the WWE. They can have the money and fame. My dream is to become known as the greatest wrestler of all time.
WWE can say they don’t watch Impact and TNA but I know that’s a lie.
I was that 16-year-old who loved WWE, and I wanted to be a pro wrestler, but I didn’t understand why I had to be the bad guy. I wanted to be like Jeff Hardy – I wanted to be like Rey Mysterio – but I was told I had to be the guy who screamed terrible things about America and attack people from behind.
I want to be a larger-than-life superstar who is known worldwide, outside of the WWE.
Obviously, it was a dream to get signed by WWE, and that, by itself, was huge for me.
I might be the only guy in WWE who isn’t acting ever.
I’m for big challenges and can face anybody, but I know they have legends in ‘WWE ’12,’ so I’d love to see myself against Andre the Giant.
Coming to WWE, where they treat the talent a certain way, I really gravitated toward Bellator because you saw the trend in fighters wanting to go over there because they were getting better deals and getting more freedom with it.
WWE prepares you for so much other stuff in entertainment.
If you look back at my six-year run in the WWE, I never cursed on TV once, never cursed once.
Wrestling for WWE has definitely helped me a lot to get me to this platform where I’m able to do that, to be as busy as I am and travel the world.
I think Sting would be denying his fans a great moment if Sting did not step into WWE competition at least once. I have always been a huge admirer of what Sting brings to the table and his relationship with his audience, and I would be dramatically disappointed if Sting does not wrestle a WWE match.
In a sense, I think the WWE Universe has become one of the greatest characters of the modern era.
Triple H really prepares everybody for WWE in everything we do in NXT, and everything we do in the performance center is to prepare us for WWE.
When I was 11 years old, I started watching WWE.
Cena, one-hundred percent, bleeds WWE, and he always will. I know that much about him.
It took me 11 years to get a shot at the WWE championship; not just to win it, but just to get a shot, but luckily I was able to capitalize on that and become WWE champion, but if I had quit I wouldn’t have been in that position.
WWE and I have a long history, and I remember some very fun days back in the day.
WCW is a television company that produces a wrestling show. The WWE is a wrestling company that produces a television show.
That’s one of the reasons why I left WWE: not to feel tied up or pressured into fulfilling a certain number of work dates throughout the week or month – because of my injuries.
Being a WWE superstar is about giving, and I think there’s a few guys who get that.
When WWE announced that the women’s division will be getting Tag Team Championships, I don’t think there was a girl in the locker room who wasn’t totally pumped.
Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.
I think that a lot of people forget they’re in WWE and get complacent.
The biggest thing here in WWE is that if they see some really valuable qualities in you, they’re really going to do their best to maximize them and put you into the scenarios and into the situations where that’s going to make the most impact. For me, they’ve definitely done that.
What I think ECW presented was a big opportunity for a lot of WWE superstars. Definitely me. It revitalized my entire career when I moved to ECW.
Do not try doing the things that we do one TV in WWE. We’re the entertainers, we’re the professionals.
I’ve had people say to me, ‘How dare you have a Twitter,’ you know, with my gimmick, I guess, and I just say, ‘It’s 2017.’ It’d be hard to find someone in America who doesn’t have a phone that has Twitter capabilities. So as a WWE Superstar, I think it’s OK that I have a Twitter, people.
For a long time when I was working to get a job and in OVW to create an image to get hired by WWE, they kept saying, ‘we’re looking for the next Trish Stratus. We want that look – that beautiful, feminine fitness model that kicks butt, and you just don’t fit the mold.’ That was holding me back for so long.
Just knowing the history of WWE, I know there haven‘t been a lot of African Americans that have come through and been successful. But there are women who have done amazing and inspired me.
Anyone who’s been in the WWE for an extended period of time has to be able to do different things. Eventually, a character gimmick is going to get old and stale. And, when it does, if that’s all you can do, you’re done.
Whether it’s NASCAR or whether it’s football, or whether it’s the NBA, any time something spills over to the point where somebody makes a WWE reference, I always think it’s a good thing.
I love wrestling, and of course WWE is the main stage, but I’m happy to be with TNA.
Of course I will always be an ambassador for the WWE, so definitely anytime they need me for something, I’m only a phone call away.
I wasn’t featured in NXT. I never had a TakeOver match. I never held a title. I wasn’t a featured athlete. I knew, going in to SmackDown Live, I had to kick down the door and take every opportunity for what it was, and sometimes in WWE – and in life – those opportunities don’t come back.
I’ve got my eye on Big Cass and Enzo Amore. I think they ooze everything that it takes to be a WWE superstar. They have so much energy. Those guys and the Vaudevillains are the guys I’ve been tipping my cap to on the viewership side.
I am performing on a nightly basis for WWE. I’m doing it in front of tens of thousands of people at the live events then millions on ‘Monday Night Raw.’
It’s been a long road for me coming from NXT. I’ve been with NXT for almost four years, and just getting to WWE, and now being able to travel with them, I kind of have to make new friends and get hotel rooms and travel in different cities every single night. It’s very different, but it’s so much fun.
You wouldn’t have thought Paul Heyman and CM Punk would have been so effective with the WWE Title, but we were because we understood our roles to each and the audience.
WWE is home; it’s a family. I’ll always be a part of this as long as I can contribute in some positive way. But I know there’s a time when the sun sets on everything.
Regardless of what people think of the WWE, we’re great at storylines; we’re great at drawing money. We’re great at causing controversy, and when the other sports do it, they usually do better. It keeps it interesting and makes it fun for the fans.
WWE dropped the ball with ‘Tough Enough.’
My experience with video games is a far cry from ‘WWE 2K17.’ Did I ever aspire to be that character? Man, I just wanted to be a hero to kids. Whether it’s a character in a video game, a movie or a TV series, it’s an accolade that I’m greatly appreciative of.
I think what limited my role when I was WWE commissioner in 2000 was my reluctance to get back in the ring every now and then.
I’ve spent 7 Christmases in Iraq and Afghanistan with WWE.
In my opinion, WWE, to me, is the top of the food chain. So I’m concerned with being at the top of that food chain, which is the top, top of the food chain.
I love wrestling. I love WWE. I love being a part of something special every single night we go out there.
I want to take that top spot in WWE, and I’m gunning for number one.
When I first got to WWE, the head of talent relations was John Laurinaitis, who is now my father-in-law, and the first thing I thought when I saw everything that he had to do is, I thought, ‘I would never, in a million years, ever want that job. You could not pay me enough money to have that job.’
WWE has a very strong affiliation with Make-A-Wish, and we can provide a great experience. It’s extremely flattering that for one wish, a family would like to hang out with you. There’s nothing more flattering than that.
Someone like me who has been a fan of the WWE my whole life, to be a part of SummerSlam every year makes it even more special.
I have nothing but positive things to say for anyone who wants to come to the WWE because it is not an easy place to get into and not an easy place to get through, so if you feel like you can make it here and get through, I say welcome.
I don’t know why ESPN asked me to host the ESPYs. I think that they realize we, over at WWE, can engage a live audience. We certainly have an enormous following.
In OVW, it was like a different world, pretty much. They had the talent ready to stay around for a while, with guys who weren’t over yet and guys who weren’t retiring yet. With FCW, WWE were a bit more hands-on with the writers.
To portray something that you’re really not, it’s like a little escape, and I love to act and to be dramatic. I feel like the wrestling ring in WWE is the perfect platform to do that. It’s totally acceptable.
Nobody thought Finn Balor would be in the WWE. Here I am.
I kept doing tryouts, and finally, after five years I got signed by WWE.
In WWE, a lot of people took my passion as me thinking I was better or knew more.
As for regret, more than anything else, my regret lies in that the WWE Universe never really got the real Austin Aries. Outside of commentary, they missed out on the chance to hear and see me be me, and do what I do best.
WWE, in the back of my mind, was always the dream job, and most people don’t get their dream jobs.
Undertaker, for almost as long as many of us have been watching WWE, he’s been part of it.
WWE, time-wise, is so strict.
I’ve got nothing but love for Justin Roberts, nothing but great things to say about him. It’s a cliched thing to say you wish him well in his future endeavours, but I really do. I hope the best for him. He was involved in a lot of huge main events over the years. One thing about Justin was that he really loved WWE.
The WWE also embraced more of a reality-based approach to wrestling a year or two after I established it. I knew, deep down inside, were it came from. The WWE did it better than I did, and they’re still here, and I’m not, but nonetheless – I knew where it came from.
Believe it or not, I like the ‘Rumble.’ It’s extremely unpredictable and over-the-top. Everyone in the WWE universe looks forward to it. It becomes that one event each year where people center around.
Wrestling is more of a creative outlet, and especially for somebody like me, I view it as my creative outlet. Not all WWE superstars and not all wrestlers view it that way, but that’s how I view it, and that’s one of the ways my mind works creatively.
I’m really encouraged by the progress I’ve seen with what they’re doing with the women in WWE, but I feel like there’s a lot more than can be done.
WWE is the 8,000 pound gorilla in the room, and the market share they have is north of 90 percent.
I became one of the top wrestlers outside of WWE in the world, and it all happened because I started giving it my everything.
That’s the great thing with the WWE. They want you to be like John Cena, they want you to be like The Rock, and they definitely give you that platform.
In the grand spectrum of things in WWE, you are wrestling for that camera and that camera and that camera – and all the cameras they have – and you have to make things work that way because, through that camera, there’s a million people watching.
I think I’ll always have a home in WWE.
When I joined the WWE, Dave ‘Fit’ Finley was our first agent that we worked with all the time and he brought in another form of aggression in me.
My dad’s father would take me to WWE shows when I was younger, and my other grandfather, my mom’s dad, would watch wrestling with me at the house. They just really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, they both passed away before I signed with WWE.
The great thing about WWE is the fact they are branching out and doing more brands. Having this just creates more opportunities for everybody, and I just want them all to get a chance. Especially in England. I know we have a lot of British superstars, but it’s still a lot harder for Brits to come over here in America.
I would have never thought that somebody like me from the small country of Bulgaria could make it in WWE.
The creative autonomy in ‘Lucha Underground‘ is more than I felt in WWE. There is more willingness from the creative and production team to listen to input from the wrestlers in ‘Lucha Underground.’
Nobody has a scientific formula to being the most over superstar in all of WWE.
I am a ballroom dancer on WWE programming and in my personal life I am no dancer at all.
I was the first WWE developmental talent. When I moved to Connecticut to start training, I had no idea what wrestling was other than what I saw as a fan.
When I got to WWE developmental, that pedigree did not help you at all. It was against you. You were an enemy of the state when you walked in, when you had an independent background.
I’ve said it before, that I think if we can have any woman from any other background to come into the WWE, it makes it better for the performers.
WWE is my home, and I will always stay with the WWE in some part, whether it’s an ambassador, or maybe one day you’ll see Nikki Bella as a GM, and no one can touch me.
The challenge with WWE was keeping up with the schedule and trying to stay healthy and uninjured during that time. Now, with motherhood, the biggest responsibility is trying to protect this little baby and care for her and her needs.
The one Hall of Fame that I refuse to go in is the WWE Hall of Fame because do you know where it’s at? Where is it?
It’s amazing the footprint WWE has around the globe. When you look at the scope of the amount of live events they run, it’s mind-boggling.
I love the WrestleMania, and I love my family WWE. The WWE know I am the legend forever.
Videogames tell stories on good and evil, and so does the WWE, so that’s the core of both things.
My MMA background, I think, only enhances my experience on ‘Tough Enough’ or in the WWE in general.
Even before I became a WWE Superstar, I was told I was never going to make it because I wasn’t big enough. You know what I mean? I wasn’t strong enough, I wasn’t 6 foot 8.
I think that being able to do a WWE studios film gives you confidence to say that I was able to go out there and accomplish something.
Anyone that’s been with WWE, there’s frustrations of feeling like you can only do so much. The women are told not to punch or to kick, to do power bombs and the power moves, and none of that exists in ‘Lucha Underground.’
There is no ‘off’ being John Cena: it’s always on. In a way, I think that has helped me, because over the years I have been able to be humble. I have been able to be humiliated in front of the WWE universe in a good way.
I always had watched pro wrestling. I happened to be watching the WWE Network one day and started watching differently: I wasn’t watching it as a fan, but instead I was watching it as something that I could possibly be a part of.
I was never let go from that company – it was my decision to leave WWE. I had enough.
You’ve got some very unique individuals in the WWE, and it’s a completely different nexus on ‘SmackDown’ than it is on ‘Raw.’
When I started wrestling, I never wanted to go to WWE. It was the Japanese life for me.
Obviously, I was fortunate enough in my first WWE experience was to be at WrestleMania in Dallas. That itself was pretty incredible, just to meet everybody and to get familiar with the NXT guys.
The strategy is obviously a business decision to have limited advertising on the WWE Network. We want subscribers to know that there won’t be commercial breaks during scheduled programming, so your shows won’t be interrupted.
I obviously wanted to keep wrestling and stay in the business. The opportunity came up with WWE, and it’s been an incredible experience.
That’s what we do in the WWE: we tell stories; we’re characters. We go into the ring, and my character is telling a story in the ring against another character.
There are wrestlers in Japan. I think they think they can move to WWE, but it’s not so easy.
If you’re in the WWE, it’s like show business boot camp. You learn a little bit about everything as far as show business is involved.
I have a really strong opponent in Randy Orton. A former multi-time world champion. He’s held just about every title under the sun. And he’s done it all in a major way. He’s basically wreaked havoc and ran roughshod over the WWE for quite some time. Some people might forget that.
I started traveling around the world by myself by the time I got to 14. I worked really hard because I knew what my goal was, which was to be in WWE.
Most wrestling fans in WWE heard about Bulgaria after I showed up on the scene.
I grew up a huge fan of the WWE.
Out in the WWE ring, we have to play so much bad guy, good guy, don’t talk to your competitors, but backstage, you’ll see that we’re all really close, and it affects us.
For me to be the first African-born WWE Champion is incredible because now, people who look like myself can look at TV and see on WWE television that anything is possible because I’m doing it.
I was really confident when I left WWE. I was confident that I would have a good time, and I was confident that I could wrestle differently than perhaps people saw me in the last few years with WWE, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for this level of everything.
If my parents didn’t come to Canada in the ’70s, I probably wouldn’t be living my dream to be a WWE superstar.
You just can’t compare the WWE to anything else when it comes to sports entertainment. There is nothing like the WWE, nothing like this machine I am working for and I’m proud to work for.
For the longest time, Cena would be, and still is, filibustered by half the WWE universe.
I think one of the things that really endeared me to people was that people got to view more aspects of my personality than most because of the different things that I did within WWE.
All my life I wanted to be WWE champion, so when I won that, that was great.
To WWE and to everyone who owns WWE, it’s a business, and if you become something to the people, you’re going to become something to the company. It’s just that simple now.
Growing up in Cleveland, the first time I went to a WWE event, Cleveland didn’t even have an arena. The Cavaliers were playing at the Richfield Coliseum. I would go out there.
I’ve done so much for the WWE. Everything I’ve done, any movie I’ve done, any notoriety I have, it’s because of them.
I’ve tried repeatedly, but I just cannot sink my teeth into the WWE product.
One day, I happened to see a WWE match and thought I could easily do all of that.
In order to succeed in WWE, you’re responsible. If you put in 100 percent, you get back 100 percent.
Every time I’ve partnered with WWE, we’ve managed to pull off something extraordinary, but to be a part of the Tribute to the Troops special is definitely the highlight.
I’m going to call WWE like I call everything. Yes, I’m going to be passionate. Yes, I’m going to be excited, but at the same time, I’m hoping to get better as a storyteller, and I’m hoping to complement the people I work with who have been doing this a lot longer than I have.
WWE has no issues with my stand-up. I do not miss work for any reason and will continue to work around my schedule because I’m a professional and do not allow complacency or laziness.
If you go back and look at WWE Magazine, they asked me when I was going to win my first world championship and I told them WrestleMania XXVI, so I was only a couple days off.
When you leave WWE, like, when I left, I was thinking, ‘Maybe I’ll take, like, a year off, and in that year, I’ll probably do a Marvel movie, maybe a couple of movies. I don’t know.’ And, obviously, completely unrealistic.
No matter how much wrestling you have watched in your life, you know how big Wrestlemania and how momentous it is. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend aren’t die hard WWE fans, but they are fans of Wrestlemania just because of how huge the event is.
I remember seeing an action figure of The Rock and going, ‘You know what? I’m going to become a WWE Superstar.’
I went through ups and downs in this business and in life, and when I was released by WWE in 2014, I knew I had a wealth of knowledge and an opportunity.
I’m going to be an ambassador for WWE.
Obviously, in WWE, everyone is on top of their game.
I will be the biggest WWE Superstar the WWE has ever seen. I will be the biggest movie star movies have ever seen. I will be the biggest TV star that TV has ever seen. I will be the biggest person in the world.
I have never even considered a future outside the walls of the WWE. However, sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, and while it is the most difficult decision I have ever made, it is time for me to move on.
Ziggler has been around a little longer than I have, but from 2010-12, he and I went at it almost every single week in pay-per-views, tv, live events. We know each other very well. We are two guys who are not your prototypical WWE superstars.
It’s been an amazing journey that I’ve had with WWE.
I wanted to be a part of WWE and part of NXT first, as, if I went to ‘Raw’ or ‘SmackDown’ right away, I would always wonder what NXT would have been like.
At the end of the day, if you look where The Shield was, where else are we going to go? Are we going to share the WWE World Heavyweight Championship? I don’t think so.
The WWE is the big company and the one the mainstream audience is watching, but I feel like if you were a hardcore wrestling fan, you were watching TNA.
I do think people see us on WWE so often as just characters. They forget we have real lives and we go through similar situations as the average person.
I had pretty much accepted the fact I was going to be a stay-at-home mom and do my other adventures in life. I thought coming back to the WWE was out of the cards for me.
The IIconics are a feisty Australian duo who have been a team since they came to WWE. They’re masters on the microphone, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to win!
If it wasn’t for the Internet, I might never have left WWE. Then again, if it wasn’t for the Internet, I probably wouldn’t have been brought back.
I’m going to do WWE until it stops being fun.
My whole ‘WWE’ career has been rebuilding myself and finding the confidence that I once had. It’s been one hell of a journey. There have been times I felt like the prodigal son because I left wrestling and abandoned this thing that I loved.
You know that if you come to WWE and want to maintain a certain level of success, you’re going to be busy and gone a lot. It’s part of the deal.
Back in the early days of WWE, I remember doing 20 interviews every Tuesday, one right after the other on different topics.
There was originally no plan in place for me to become WWE champion. It felt like I became the No. 1 contender out of nowhere. I call what I did forcing the results. I wasn’t happy with my position. I was putting in the work, but I wasn’t getting the results. I was going to force the result no matter what the cost.
I’ve been in WWE for 22 years, and that’s a long time, and I still think I perform at a high level.
Any comparison to a WWE legend or someone I’ve looked up to is really cool, but make no mistake about it, my ego is too big to want to be a really good replica of someone else!
A lot of people want me to say negative things about WWE, but I’m very grateful for my career there.
I had several decorated characters within the WWE that I was really proud of, coats of paint that changed that I could show a different side to the audience, because I’ve been in front of them since I was 20 years old, and none of them were necessarily the right one.
My No. 1 dream match is Brock Lesnar. And I want that to be a WrestleMania match. I don’t know if the WWE will ever let that happen, because they might be afraid he might legitimately hurt me pretty bad.
When I first went up to WWE in 2003, they asked me who I wanted to wrestle, and I said, ‘I wanna go against The Rock.’
From the moment I became a free agent, the WWE opportunity was the one I wanted. Obviously, there were strong plays made by some other companies, but in the end, when WWE offered me an opportunity, I could not turn it down.
I think Ronda’s biggest fear was losing to me, so if we were to do it in WWE, she would have to win. I don’t have such a big ego, but if we were to put on a show for the fans, something like that, no problem.
Music and the WWE go hand-in-hand.
I used to be a lot better looking before I joined WWE. Whatever happens in the ring is real, and for anyone to think any differently would be a big mistake.
Ever since I was 3 years old, I wanted to be WWE champion. I got that belt during WrestleMania 31, and I want it back. It’s what drives me.
It’s very cool to inspire other girls to be a WWE star.
I love representing WWE, like, with Make-A-Wish, Be a STAR, Special Olympics.
My dad was a wrestler back in the early ’90s, so it just brought everything full circle with my dad’s background and my love of performing and entertainment, and now here I am in the WWE.
It’s the WWE; it’s Vince McMahon’s show. He lays out what he wants from you. It’s not always going to be what I want.
If you’re a wrestler in the WWE, then your goal is to be the headliner, main event of WrestleMania.
There is nothing like WWE live.
That’s what we do in WWE: we tell stories.
When I won the United States Championship at Hell in a Cell, it was awesome. It was my first championship ever in WWE, so it’s a really cool moment for me.
I think when you come from a reality show, nobody really respects you from the movie industry or from the WWE industry.
Being single and being in the WWE, a lot of times I think that I can’t have a husband or a boyfriend or a relationship because there are so many things that I want to accomplish.
I was a big fan of wrestling growing up and of WWE.
You want to change Saudi Arabia? You send something like WWE.
Obviously, you know, when you talk about dream matches and you talk about the WWE, you can’t not mention John Cena.
I jumped to the WWE, and the perceived notion was I became more successful. I got to touch more people‘s lives and influence more people and perform in front of more people, and that was a great thing.
I wrestled in Detroit many times before getting to WWE.
As a father and an ex-wrestler, it’s a dream come true. To be able to come back and be included in ‘WWE 2K17,’ it’s a huge honor.
When I was leaving WWE, I’d started becoming interested in applying parkour to the matches and using the ring environment in fun, new ways.
WWE is very good at doing things that are advantageous. If you have the ability to go out there and get on a mic and be captivating, then they’re going to do everything in their power to support that ability and make it even bigger and seem better.
I had become complacent in WWE when I got released in 2014. I had become unmotivated. I wasn’t driven. I was out of shape and just not focussed.
With social media now, we kind of get that inside look at WWE Superstars’ lives.
WWE is basically scooping up all the talent and making it really difficult. They say they want competition and like competition, but I don’t believe that. They are trying to make this a monopoly.
Ever since I was a child I always wanted to be WWE Champion. I’ve been in love with sports-entertainment for my entire life, and I always wanted to do that.
I think WWE superstars and Divas are here to change lives. That’s why they do what they do. They want to make an impact on the world.
Ronda Rousey has done… she was a huge part of the women’s revolution all over the world and part of the WWE, and now she’s coming to WWE. It’s going to be absolutely amazing.
I’m not a patient person and sitting around the house waiting to get back to WWE does me no good.
The fact that the WWE is so involved in anti-bullying, it’s really an honor to be involved with them.
I am the youngest of three brothers so was constantly trying to upstage them all the time growing up, so that’s why being a WWE Diva is so fitting for me.
NXT is its own kind of animal, and you’re never quite sure how much of that transfers over into WWE and into Monday Night Raw.
WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.
I started watching wrestling when I was eight, and I only watched the WWE as a kid.
I’m the classiest superstar ever in the WWE.
Actually, a person asked me if I was ever going to come back to WWE. I told them that if I came back, it probably wouldn’t be as WWE Superstar, because the young guys are really what it’s all about. Bringing me back as an announcer is a great position for me to actually go out and make the young guys bigger stars.
As soon as I found out there was a school you could go to to become a WWE superstar, I was immediately hooked.
Pop culture is a huge strategy for WWE: our storylines are reflective of what’s happening in the world and what’s popular.
Instead of fantasizing about food, I’m fantasizing about the WWE championship.
It was a very real thing, not a storyline thing when Randy Orton didn’t want me to get to a certain point in WWE.
I came from a background where I had to share everything with seven other siblings. From hand-me-downs to sleeping in tents, we had to make what we had work. With WWE, they give you everything you need to perform at your best.
People can say what they want about WWE. Paul Levesque, Vince McMahon, Michael Cole – they all gave me another life by bringing me back to call NXT. That’s where I should have been in the beginning.
We knew that AJ Styles might be the best in the world. We didn’t realize that until he got to WWE.
Eddie Guerrero is my number one. He is the reason I am in the WWE – I wanted to be the female version of him.
There is nothing more than the world to me than performing in front of the WWE Universe. So I would like to do it as long as I can. As long as they will have me.
When I started here, I didn’t really have prior plans. I just wanted to be part of WWE, to get the opportunity to show what I can do.
My business wouldn’t be doing as strong as it is without the support of WWE.
Professional wrestling… is no different than a Broadway play except that in a Broadway play, actors are using dialogue to tell a story and establish their characters, while in WWE, they’re using a physical dialogue to tell their story and build their characters. That’s a very unique art; it really is.
I watch just as much WWE as almost anyone, but I love to. It’s something I enjoy doing. I don’t force myself to watch. I get excited for Mondays. I get excited to see the show.
WWE is something I’ve had my eye on.
From the first day I got signed to WWE, being the champion was always my number one goal, and after years of consistent hard work both mentally and physically, ups and downs, I was finally in that moment I had dreamt and thought about so much!
I debuted in WWE right around the time when the ‘Attitude Era’ ended and WWE programming switched to Parental Guidance. Back then, we had one champion, and if you weren’t the champion or the challenger, securing television time was often challenging.
WWE is growing every day, every week, and every month.
I think ‘Raw’ is complacent in the fact that ‘Raw’s’ been the flagship of WWE. ‘Smackdown’ wants to be number one.
Even prior to WWE, when I was bartending and training MMA, I always had a sense of fulfillment because although not my dream job, I took pride in being the best bartender I could be.
I’ve tried to make it a thing where they, somebody in WWE, needs me or wants me there. And if I do my job well, it becomes a thing, and I just try to make it a reality, I guess. And I’m just trying not to get released.
WWE, of course, has had some fantastic two out of three falls matches.
I started training at the Monster Factory, the ROH dojo, CZW, and I trained there. And eventually, I had a tryout with WWE.
What I do in WWE is essentially a lovable bad guy.
I don’t enjoy the road life or WWE’s really hectic schedule.
I moved from home in Scotland to home in WWE, and that was the first time being out on my own in my life.
My dad did some work for WWE in the early ’90s, so I grew up watching and being in and around it. I never, ever thought it was something that I could do.
I used to be around John Cena all the time in WWE, and I watched him and the way he worked. John is a guy who has been at the top longer than anyone else in history, and I’m lucky to have the opportunity to train at Cena’s gym and go to him for advice.
The WWE Championship is the greatest championship in the history of this sport. It has the most history of anything.
I watched WWE as a child. I was a fan.
I was the most hated wrestler in WWE, No. 1 company in the world.
When I came to WWE back in the day, I’d been working seven-and-a-half years, and I was very frustrated. I started getting some momentum, and my work was very vicious, and it was very believable.
To be clear, NXT is a great place to be at, you know what I mean? … Obviously, everybody aspires to be on Raw or Smackdown. That’s why they sign with WWE, because they want to be able to perform on that stage and at Wrestlemania and Summerslam.
I think every person that brings a beach ball into a WWE arena should get ejected for life.
‘Mean Gene,’ as he was universally known, made every WWE Superstar he interacted with appear larger than life. He had the gift of gab as one of WWE’s most tenured personalities.
Everything in the business is based around the idea of a World Championship. WWE, World Heavyweight Championship, Universal Title, the ROH Title, or the IWGP Title – they are all World Championships. The best of the best.
When I first started in the WWE, I had a really hard time because I didn’t look the part.
I am all athlete, and that’s important, that my looks have nothing to do with what I do in the WWE.
I got catfished by WWE constantly. You’re 26 – 0, and then you run into the Big Show and then you’re 0 – 26.
Being a part of WWE Evolution, to me, is one of my greatest accomplishments.
The fans of the U.K. are tremendously supportive of the efforts of the WWE Superstars, which is why every wrestler I know loves to be a part of the tours to the U.K.
Vince McMahon is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, but WWE’s not striving for the kind of innovation it’s capable of.
You have to have the ability to adapt. That’s probably the single most important quality you need to have as a WWE Superstar.
WWE Network has been phenomenal for me. It’s an amazing directory for not only myself, but for anyone who’s into wrestling.
I would love to take the WWE championship back to India. Nobody has ever taken a WWE championship to India, so just to think about the power that I would have to motivate the youth and to inspire a tremendous amount of people there is amazing.
Being a WWE Diva is all about women empowerment.
WWE doesn’t owe us anything.
Growing up, my wildest dream was always to be part of the WWE, and I’d been in NXT by that time for two and a half years, so I felt very, very ready to go.
When I first got to WWE, people thought I was going to be fired within three months. No one liked me; no one wanted me there, whether it was the fans or the people backstage. I had to fight and fight and fight to earn my spot.
The WWE has failed in India.
‘Smallville’ gig was another one of those things I got through WWE. At that point, I had absolutely no aspirations to pursue acting.
I love the fact that ‘Total Divas’ reaches a different demographic than the normal fan base or audience that typically watches ‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ or ‘SmackDown.’
Once I got my groove in WCW in ’97, I’m pretty proud of the things I did there. By the time I got to WWE for DX, I may not have been as quick, but I was so far more well-rounded and a much more of a ring general.
Our WWE Universe is such a huge part of all the positive changes happening for the Women’s Evolution because they spoke up, and WWE heard their voices.
The reason I wanted to be a WWE Superstar was because of The Rock. I used to watch him in The Attitude Era. There was no one more electrifying and no one more must-see than The Rock.
It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I’m not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself.
WWE had years to develop and train their staff. WWE makes sure the production team got exactly what Vince McMahon was looking for and how he wanted it.
I had a lot of professional wrestling experience from around the world when I joined the company, but what NXT did was prepare me for WWE television, an environment that was alien to me at that point.
It’s truly a new day ever since we graced the WWE Universe with our presence. Every time we come out there, you see us being funny, having fun, entertaining people and, of course, preaching the power of positivity. That’s what New Day is all about.
If I had to explain what WrestleMania was to someone who’s never seen wrestling, never seen WWE, never heard of the concept of WrestleMania, I would show them a five second video clip of The Rock and Hulk Hogan standing motionless in the ring while 70,000 people are jumping up and down.
In all the years with WWE, I never really got to really establish the branding of The Showstopper as well as I would have liked to.
I really don’t feel like just going to WWE is the absolute end-all, be-all in wrestling.
I’m a huge WWE fan, ‘Monday Night RAW’ especially.
I do want to look my best – I do want to be at my best – ’cause I do want to be WWE Champion. I do want to be on top.
WWE has given me an out where, any days off that I have, they allow me to work on outside projects.
My dad and I had such a special connection being WWE Superstars. More than that, we always had each other’s backs.
When I came to WWE – I got signed when I was 23. When I was on ‘SmackDown’ roster, the main roster, I was 24. I wasn’t ready for those responsibilities. I wasn’t – I wasn’t seasoned enough as a wrestler, as an in-ring performer.
WWE is all about doing things that have never been done.
There were times that we’d be in the locker room there before everyone else, and a guy would walk in, say, ‘Is this the Kliq locker room?’ So we’d draw with a sharpie on the back of a program and write ‘Kliq locker room’. I can promise you that none of those signs were ever on WWE letterhead.
I know my way around the WWE. I know at least a little bit about everything and our business model, and I feel comfortable there, although I still learn every day.
I wouldn’t be in WWE without Michael Cole.
I don’t think Roman Reigns should for one moment of his life be worrying about earning the respect of the WWE audience. Because what he has is their willingness to pay to see Roman Reigns whether they respect him or not.
Vince and WWE, they’re not fresh. Yes, Vince does big business. They have the best talent in the world, but they have no fresh ideas. They should be selling out every arena.
My father, my grandfather, the wrestling business, the WWE in particular, has really given me everything. A lot of happiness, my kids are taken care of, my wife is happy, they get to travel. A lot of pluses come with it; the Hall Of Fame would just be the cherry on top.
Winning the WWE Championship has been my dream for a very long time. But what motivates me more is to inspire people to go out and follow their dreams.
That’s the most important thing is how we reach the WWE Universe and how we inspire people in their life. If I can do that and be given the chance to do it, it’s really the best thing we do.
Vince McMahon – he’s third generation, and his enormous empire, he ran it much like the territories. The buck stopped with him; he made the decisions. That’s how a company should be run. Feast or famine, right or wrong, the WWE is driven off his decision making and always has been.
The thing about WWE that is so awesome is the global reach.
Opportunities came because WWE built my name, and I’ve made the most of it.
I’d love to go into WWE and have a real knock and see what’s what.
When I wrestled Randy Orton, that was probably the biggest match of my career at that point, because that was when I had the other shot at the WWE championship.
To me, it’s what WWE is: the history, the legacy, all the women who come before this. From Mae Young onwards, their legacy lives forever.
When you think about a WWE Diva, you think of us girls in WWE, not, like, the girls that are in the indies, the girls in TNA or in other different companies. So yeah, the word ‘Diva’ means a lot to me.
I think the way WWE Studios is going now – they’re going away from action, doing more drama, more comedy – it will open a lot of people’s eyes. Because a lot of people see big guy, big frame: action superstar. We’ve proven, especially with ‘Legendary,’ that that is not always the case.
The best incarnation of The Four Horsemen was undoubtedly the unit comprised of Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard, along with talented manager JJ Dillon, which will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.
Who cares if the locker room would embrace Conor McGregor. If Conor McGregor can be a revenue driver for WWE, if he can sell network subscriptions, or if he can sell thousands and tens of thousands of tickets, if he can move millions of T-shirts, who cares if anybody in the locker room likes it or doesn’t like it.
About a year into my training, I got a call from WWE, and they signed me. I got signed right away to FCW, so my whole career has been pretty much in FCW and NXT.
I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.
In 1999, I had my back against the wall, and WWE had a ghostwriter working on an autobiography for me. He was halfway through, and it was awful, just boring. I took over as a way of trying to fix things, as I thought I could probably do a better job.
My family watches all the time. They actually love the WWE. They don’t just follow my matches: they watch it all.
The nerves with WWE performance is more the live television angles because we have time limits and have storylines we want to get through in that time. You’re going to forget a lot about the spots.
I’m a competitor. I had that reputation in my time at the WWE. I would walk into a locker room, start wrestling with someone, and all I’d hear is, ‘There goes Swagger again.’
I was 21 years old when I first signed with WWE. I finished my university degree and came straight to America.
At 13, I knew where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in WWE.
Anyone that watches WWE realizes a lot of times we do big stuff. We’re considered over the top.
The best angles and the best stories always hinge on reality. Throughout the history of WWE, all the best storylines have a little touch of what’s real behind them.
I will always be thankful to WWE for letting me be the voice of SmackDown Live and bring it to the USA Network.
With wrestling, you can’t describe how that connection with an audience happens. I can’t teach anybody how that happens. The bad things that have happened to me in WWE have made that connection stronger.
I’m chomping at the bit for more movie roles as long as it doesn’t interfere with my WWE schedule.
The Giant Swing is a throwback. I used it prior to WWE quite a bit. One of the days, I thought about bringing it back. It connected with the crowd. I’ve been doing it ever since.
We’re social media-driven now, the social media team is huge in WWE. It really helps expand our brand.
I’ve been in the ring with so many guys, and I’ve been in the ring quite a bit with Randy. The WWE live events are… a little bit different from what you see on TV. It seems to flow better; more matches, longer wrestling.
I would like to do commercials, or even work for WWE if they called me. I wouldn’t want to go back on the air or manage again, but I would like to be a spokesperson and do stuff like that.
What we do in WWE is not a sacrifice. Being out on the road all the time, and all the bumps and bruises, that sort of thing is difficult but also a joy and a pleasure. It’s brought so much happiness into my life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I feel like everything in WWE I earn the hard way.
There were many great moments in WWE, but the most special was to win the ‘Royal Rumble’ of 40 wrestlers.
I love wrestling, and I think there was something in me that needed to come out, and I was very fortunate to allow it to come out in the WWE and make a living doing that, and I enjoyed every second of that.
I was very green when I started in WWE and felt very uncomfortable with talking.
I have a lot of respect for the folks over at WWE, and I have a ton of respect for what they’ve accomplished within the industry.
I knew I wanted to do a movie, an action movie, and when I left WWE in 2011, I didn’t specifically know. I didn’t leave to do ‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter.’
I built my business, and WWE brought my business in. I want to be successful in my business and, in turn, make WWE successful.
I feel as if I accomplished everything in Japan, so I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted something new, so I decided to come to WWE.
I look around and see guys that I’ve been on the road and traveled the world with in a WWE locker room, and we still think it’s surreal. At least once a week, one of us will look at the other and just say, ‘Can you believe we’re really all here?’
I was an unknown face before I joined the WWE.
Fortunately for me, I discovered Ring of Honor. And I saw guys who were much smaller in stature but were putting on these amazing matches that I had never seen in WWE before. So I thought, at the very least, I’d love the chance to be able to wrestle in a company like that someday.
When I first won my WWE Championship, I just got to TV – I believe I was there five months. Everything just happened so fast; it was like a whirlwind.
My uncle wrestled in the late ’80s to early ’90s, and I was too young to see his matches. However, he has always supported me in my journey, and I think that without his support, all this would not have been possible. He taught me a lot, and he is the reason that I’m a WWE wrestler.
I think WWE is a great.
I just want to get out there and see what else is going on, but I will be back; obviously, the goal is to get back to WWE.
People who’ve never played a sport in their life come to WWE and can kick butt. On the other hand, people who’ve played football or some other professional sport can come here and get in the ring and not do what we do. It’s a different tango.
This sounds like I’m a loser, but when I’m feeling down, or I need a bit of motivation, I do watch old NXT matches because they have some of my favourite memories as a performer in WWE.
The WWE belt means nothing; it means absolutely nothing. They pass around that belt like a hot potato. I probably have a neighbor on my block who held that belt at one point. There is no prestige to that belt whatsoever.
I believe that I will be the WWE World Champion one day. I know that a lot of people say that; it’s easy to say. If I were to go away without accomplishing that task, I would feel unfulfilled, to be completely honest.
I’m here to leave my mark in WWE history.
If I wanted to do a fixed fight, I’d be doing WWE.
Since day one, my inception, when I came into the world – I had my eyes on power. The WWE championship is power.
If I can be a positive Arab figure on such a large platform such as the WWE, and become some sort of an inspiration to an Arab kid in Lebanon, Egypt, or Jordan, then that’s amazing.
I’m very proud to represent Buffalo in the WWE.
Wrestling in Japan, obviously, the fans are a little bit different – very quiet, very respectful in New Japan – but here in the WWE, these fans are going nuts.
I was a writer before I was a wrestler when I was in the WWE.
My goal is to make the WWE championship as relevant and prestigious as it should be.
There’s such a wide demographic who watches the WWE. And everybody’s into something different.
WWE style is a much different platform than other wrestling companies. Each wrestler wrestles under strict rules that fans never know.
Personally, I am very glad that Jeremy Borash is here in WWE. He’s got a great mind – a very creative person, a good friend of mine – and he just deserves to work here.
The WWE machine is a lot stronger than it was when I was there. When you go to TV, it’s unbelievable the production that’s going on.
I think Conor McGregor is a promoter, and I’m not here to promote any of his fights. If he were here in WWE, that would be a different story, but until that happens, I don’t feel like I need to address it.
It’s the most important prize in WWE, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. You’ll do anything and everything to keep it and to get it, and that includes putting your body on the line and doing whatever it takes.
I will never say anything negative about WWE.
Ronda Rousey proved that women can be a draw and an attraction, so WWE followed in those footsteps.
Myself, there’s people saying, ‘He’ll never find himself in the halls of WWE.’ It’s a narrative that’s fueled more by secondhand fan myth than what people feel.
The WWE is fine. They can afford to not only sign anybody they really want, but they can also afford to sign people just to keep them out of the talent pool that everybody else has.
I am super happy and super proud that Candice LeRae is in the WWE Performance Center.
Without knocking Impact Wrestling, your contribution was largely limited to what you could do in the TV show. WWE is a bigger company with a bigger infrastructure and a lot more ways to make a contribution.
This isn’t a business that you can pick up in a few weeks. This takes years of commitment, dedication, passion, and hard work. With that is WWE’s road schedule that doesn’t provide for enough in-ring time for the divas to develop.
I once said that I never wanted to be a good guy or the ‘baby face,’ as we call it in the wrestling business. But you know, it is what it is, and I’ll be whatever they want me to be. At the end of the day, we work for the WWE fans.
As WWE Superstars, we want to have confidence and stand strong in the ring.
It was something I was dreaming about, to be in WCW or WWE. At that time, it was an escape for me, out of the norm from being a neighborhood kid.
I’ve been in WWE for 22 years and reached a point in my career where, within the locker room, I’m one of the people that guys come to if something needs to be discussed. I’m also one of the people that the WWE executives, if there is a problem in the locker room, I’m one people that is consulted about that.
In WWE, I focused more on Olympic lifting. I had to make sure that I was physically able to lift another human being at all times.
So many things come with your maturation process. I changed throughout my time with WWE from a kid in his 20s into a man.
I think around the time that he signed with WWE, no one had more of a buzz in wrestling than Kenta, as far as this guy is, pound for pound, the best in the world. That’s the kind of talk you heard about.
Earl Hebner should definitely be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Whether I ever become WWE champion in my career, I’m proud of what I’ve done.
WWE is such a universal form of entertainment. I believe that you can watch WWE in mute and still know what is going on.
I want the Intercontinental title to be seen as more than just a ‘mid-card belt.’ The Intercontinental Champion used to be seen as a threat to the WWE Champion. My goal is to return the Intercontinental Championship to that level of importance.
I was thinking, with the TV exposure I had with WWE – and it’s kind of hard to explain to people sometimes how many countless hours you are on television when you’ve been on the road with WWE – I was thinking that was going to open doors, get me auditions, and get me into a lot of high profile roles.
I’ve been doing this close to 19 years now, and I always dreamed of being in the WWE.
I came to WWE to be on ‘WrestleMania’ and to be in a ‘WrestleMania’ main event.
One day, when I’m unable to physically perform, would I want to pursue more of an acting career? Eh, maybe. But I think my home is with the WWE, being on the road and wrestling in front of a live audience.
With the likes of Rey Mysterio back in WWE, I find myself watching him and feeling inspired and that I need to get better and get to that next level.
I think the success of ‘Total Divas’ has opened people’s eyes to women in wrestling and to WWE divas.
Spending so much time on the road is the biggest challenge for me with WWE. I’ve missed weddings and births. I’ve spent a lot of time away from my friends and family for so many years. That part is really hard.
I’ve worked my entire career to try to broaden the perception of the WWE. A lot of folks think because we’re so entertaining and oftentimes have such wild and well-defined characters that it’s all we are. It has kind of been my life’s work to tell the public that’s not true.
I didn’t have any pedigree or any last name that would get me an opportunity to get looked at by WWE.
I think the yearning for a different product is really strong. WWE hasn’t had any significant change since, what, 2001 in wrestling? WWE provides so much good content. Just good, wholesome content, but they’re still the only one.
I do feel pressure, but I put it on myself because I want to represent the LGBTQ community in a place where they’ve never really been represented that much, being the WWE and professional wrestling in general.
You’ll find that all WWE performers, when they go on to any television show or set of any kind, we’re more prepared that we get credit for. We don’t get enough credit.
The hardest thing about the WWE is the travel.
The truth is that the performative nature of social media can turn even the simplest conversations into a WWE style cage match with emojis and Internet slang taking the place of pratfalls and over the top costumes.
I’m starting to think they know that WWE stands for Walk With Elias more than any other abbreviation.
To some people, being in the business only starts when you’re in the WWE. So I guess for those people, I’m kind of an overnight sensation.
I’ll take all my matches against WWE’s best matches, I’ll put it up against Ring of Honor’s best matches, or whatever promotion you want, and I guarantee people will be more entertained with my matches than theirs.
For the majority of my career, I worked everywhere but the WWE.
I love WWE.
Loving entertainment but having our athletic talent, WWE seemed like the perfect fit for us.
I’ll never forget the reaction the WWE Universe gave me at ‘WrestleMania 33’ and my return – it was truly one of the greatest moments of my career.
I feel that, in the WWE, everyone is given the same opportunities to succeed based on merit, and I think the crowd likes who they like. There are people that like us, and there are people that won’t like us.
Seeing myself as a champion in WWE is something I’ve seen from the first day I stepped into the Universe and the realm of the company.
Every child has played video games growing up and played WWE games. To be part of a video game, it’s an unbelievable experience.
The difference between me and other talent that has left WWE is – I left the company. In most of the other situations, the company fired them or not wanting to do with business with them.
We went through this month camp, learning how to bump and hit the ropes. I just fell in love with WWE and sports entertainment. It was the perfect world of the merge in sports, action, acting, and entertainment. I felt like I finally found my place.
One of my goals is to become a WWE Hall of Famer.
With WWE, I mean, as a kid, I was watching ‘WrestleMania,’ and that was my dream.
When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a WWE superstar.
It’s real easy to be in the WWE and let your passion or your pain or the schedule put you in a bad place.
I was having a lot of issues with just a lot of social media trolls: people would try to make fun of my size and my weight to the WWE and what not. I just decided to go out there and post a picture of me in a bathing suit. I said, ‘You know what? This is my body. I’m going to embrace it, and I’m going to show the world.’
WCW and WWE were two totally different environments. A lot of guys in WCW were making a lot of money, and the work schedule wasn’t that hard. You had to earn it in WWE.
Had the WWE fights were artificial and pre-scripted, there would have been no need for wrestlers like The Great Khali and The Undertaker. You cannot fool thousands of people crammed into a stadium and sitting four to five feet away from you in the ring.
I think the thing that stands out for me is that in the WWE, we were in a new city every night.
I don’t want to go back to WWE and burn out within four or five months, and having another run as TNA world champion would feel just as good.
I am so very proud to do whatever I can do in the fight against cancer with WWE.
Not many people get to say, ‘I’m a WWE champion.’ It’s pretty incredible just to hear those words coming out of my mouth.
I wish WWE had their own creative team for the girls. They could have an even stronger women’s division.
I can honestly say it was the greatest decision of my life coming to WWE.
My dream would be fighting against whoever the WWE World Heavyweight Champion was at WrestleMania.
When I was with WWE, people would have me sign merchandise that I didn’t even know existed.
It’s easy for a multi-billion company like WWE – it’s for a company like that to hire anyone. So I’m glad Bobby Lashley is back in action with that company, ’cause he’s a fantastic guy.
Anything I did with the WWE was not therapeutic by any stretch of the imagination. The reality is that nobody’s going to tell you that, because they have an umbilical cord hooked to Vince McMahon. I, ladies and gentlemen, do not.
I’ve always said that 205 Live is one of the best-kept secrets in WWE.
House Hardy – myself and Brother Nero – are pioneers. My style of booking during early independent bookings was very similar to what ‘Ring of Honor’ later became, which is what WWE later became.
John Cena’s match with me, the one that kind of got him hired with WWE, I remember they were there to look at John, obviously. He looked great – he was like the blue-chipper – and John was a good friend of mine, so I had no problem whatsoever helping him kind of highlight and do his thing.
It’s always been one of those dreams, to make it to the WWE.
When I signed with WWE, a lot of people, even close friends, told me that this place was going to chew me up and spit me out, just because of the way my personality is. It’s been an adjustment for me as a human being.
The fact that I’m even in a video game blows me away, but ‘WWE 12’ is even more special to me because they have a whole storyline around Sheamus in the game. It’s really, really cool.
I think the locker room gives you tough skin and that can only help in every aspect of life, not just in WWE.
I’m an example that, in the WWE, there are opportunities for people who work hard, improve constantly.
ECW was the most fun for me artistically. And then, WWE, it was also very fun, but that was part of it. It was also a very stressful, monotonous schedule. There was a lot of politics, adjusting to that, and I am not a politician, and I don’t play those games. So that was very frustrating for me as well.
I can tell you this, and I’m 100 percent sure: 90 percent of the people working for WWE have never been in a real fight in their lives.
I love Nakamura, but it’s a transition for anybody who comes to WWE.
In the WWF, or the WWE as they call it now, the one thing that I was not able to capture was that heavyweight belt. I’m telling you, I want a chance to be able to go after that belt, but only if Brock Lesnar has it, or The Rock has it, or Kurt Angle has it.
Many people ask me about WWE and if I’d go to WWE in the future. They ask me if I’m going now. I will not go. I want to make New Japan Pro-Wrestling bigger.
I think I have faced pretty much everyone that is in the WWE.
Scott Armstrong got me my tryout at the WWE Performance Center. I went there and got my tryout and it was one of the most physically trying things in my life.
We really do have a lot of personality in WWE. You have to, to be in this job. You showcase a lot of personality.