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Bill DeMott Talks About His Ruined WrestleMania Moment

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On the latest episode of “Talk is Jericho”, Bill DeMott talked about working with NXT talents, Zack Ryder & WCW Invasion. Below are the highlights:


“If you can make it in NXT, then you’re so prepared for what the WWE is. From two hours of sleep and being at media calls at 4AM, to driving 500 miles. Some of them drive to Lakeland [Florida] and want the next day off. And you think to yourself, ‘we can’t let that happen.’ You’re gonna go from Buffalo to Wilkes-Barre, make the drive, you’re gonna have a meeting at 6AM, still make your RAW call-time, and then sit in front of Stephanie, Triple H, Vince, Paul Heyman – the guys that are up there on top that have that work ethic – and you’re either gonna hang, or you’re not. It’s not to break you down, it’s to prepare you.”

On Zack Ryder:

“I didn’t think that Zack Ryder would make it on his own. Only because the Major Brothers, back in Deep South, and how good they were. They’re such fans, both him and [Curt Hawkins]. They’re both good guys. And when I heard about the split, I was more concerned for Zack than for Hawkins, because he just had that aggressive thing – he wasn’t gonna take ‘no’ for an answer.”

On His Ruined WrestleMania Moment During WCW Invasion:

“I was a part of the original crew that appeared in a skybox at WrestleMania X-Seven, right before the launch of the Invasion angle. We were supposed to be in the ring with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 17, but because Shawn Stasiak leaked the entire list of names to the media the night before the show and we had to change the plan.”

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