• Big Show Reveals Why Vince McMahon Was Pi$$ed At Him Before WrestleMania 21, Comments On His Return Plan
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, former WWF Champion The Big Show talked about his health, his hip resurfacing, getting faster again, why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21, when he plans to return & more.
Below are the highlights:
On how he has benefited from his hip resurfacing:
“Right now, quality of life is really good. There’s no stiffness. My range of motion is ridiculous. I’m not done in the ring yet. Hell, I’m 380 lbs. I feel now, especially in my hip, has more range of motion now, and I’m faster than I moved in 17, 18 years. I wrestled with Fit Finlay a little bit at WrestleMania. I got in there and rolled around the ring with Fit and the doctor. And Fit was laughing. He was like, ‘you’re fast again’, which made me feel good because my mobility is back and I had lost so much mobility before. Fit laughed at me and he goes, ‘yeah, you used to lean to the left and go that way or lean to the right and go that way’ because I couldn’t. I didn’t have the ability to plant my foot and turn because there was no joint space, so it’s been rough, man.”
On why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21:
“I think my heaviest I was 537 lbs. When I did that match with Akebono, I think Akebono, for a shoot, weighed 488 and I weighed 509 because I remember Vince being pi$$ed at me because Akebono was supposed to weigh more than me. And McMahon looks at me and goes, ‘509 lbs?’ He shook his head and walked off. I was like, ‘I’m a quarter-ton of fun! What do you want me to say?'”
On when he plans to return to WWE:
“Hopefully soon. I know this month, I’ve got a lot of commitments as far as the Special Olympics. I’m getting ready for the USA Games on July 1st in Seattle. I’m looking forward to that. I’m visiting with a lot of athletes in different states now.”
• Cody Rhodes Owns Former UFC Fighter Who Said Cody Sucks
Former UFC Fighter Phil Baroni, who is now trying to make it big as a Pro-Wrestler, posted on Twitter that Cody Rhodes sucks.
— phil baroni (@philbaroni) May 31, 2018
Cody didn’t take his tweet lightly and ended up owning Phil. You can check out Cody’s reply below:
You're so sweet Phil. Your like 5yr long MMA to wrestling transition isn't working huh?
A) stop calling George Carrol. He's too afraid to tell you that njpw isn't interested. Nobody is interested.
B) I don't do online angles ya' fly by night human hatrack. Get the fuck out. https://t.co/jSiXqC7fNc
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) May 31, 2018
• Batista Reveals Which WWE Wrestler Is ‘Totally Misused’
Former WWE Champion Batista noted on Twitter that current RAW Superstar Dolph Ziggler is a ‘totally misused’ talent and that Ziggler is one of his favourite wrestlers to work with.
That Hansel’s so hot right now! … sorry I could resist! PS.. Dolph was always one of my favorite guys to work with and IMO a totally misused talent. Just my 2 cents https://t.co/BtgiIA3tf9
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) May 29, 2018