In a recent interview with Main Event Radio, Bushwhacker Luke talked about getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year along with his tag team partner Bushwhacker Butch, creating Abyss along with Dutch Mantell, watching guys like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins work in ROH & more. Below are a few highlights:
On WWE Hall Of Fame 2015
To all the fans, thanks for pushing for the Bushwhackers to get in [the WWE Hall of Fame]. I knew in January mate, they notified us that we were picked to get into the Hall of Fame. I don’t know how it happened, but here we are.
On Bushwhacker Butch’s Health
He left me in 2002 due to sickness. He was in the hospital for 12 weeks, in a really bad state. He was in ICU for 11 days, arms strapped down and on tranquilizer. If I hadn’t found him, a few hours later he would have been dead. He’s much better now. After the 12 weeks he packed up and went home to be with his kids and grand kids. In 2010, he had a relapse and woke up in the hospital. They took his hip out, and didn’t put another one in until 2012. He will be using crutches, but he will be at the Hall of Fame.
On Gimmicks He Helped Create
I was around in ROH when Bryan was there, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Tyler Black [Seth Rollins] – great bunch of guys, turned out to be great workers. Dean Ambrose, he’s a bit of a lunatic, he worked for me. I was a booker for years, originally for Joe Blanchard in 1983 and then in Puerto Rico with Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen and Abdullah the Butcher. Then more recently for eight years in IWA Puerto Rico with Savio Vega and Vampiro and Ricky “Mesias” Banderas. Abyss was created by me and Dutch Mantell. I gave him the mask and put him in the ring, and Dutch gave him the name Abyss.