During a recent interview with “In The Room” Podcast, former WCW wrestler Glacier talked about his time in WCW Wrestling, backstage politics in the promotion, Dusty Rhodes & more. Glacier is a former NWA World Tag Team Champion & USWA Tag Team Champion.
Below are the highlights from the interview:
On his friendship with Dusty Rhodes:
“During the Turnbuckle era, I actually got married and I asked Dusty to be the groomsman at my wedding, and he said yes, thank God. And at my rehearsal dinner, I got really choked up saying this because it was so hard—it was just so surreal having him there. I just told him in front of everybody, it’s so rare when anyone gets to meet their childhood hero, much less get to the relationship that I had with Dusty … Thank God I got to know him on that personal level … He impacted so many people and I feel so unbelievably lucky to be one of the people that he impacted along the way.”
On getting an advice from Lou Thesz:
“He finally said to me – I’ll never forget exactly how he said it to me. He said, ‘Ray, professional wrestling is probably never going to get back to the way you and I want it to be … This is the evolution of the business. It’s okay. Go make your money.’”
On the Backstage Politics in WCW:
“No one was doing me any favors. Diamond Dallas Page went to bat for me and yeah, that was great. But we had to prove ourselves every single night. Unless you were Hogan or Savage or somebody like that, everybody’s job was on the chopping block. It didn’t matter how good you were, there were a thousand guys waiting to take your spot.”