• Former SmackDown General Manager Says WWE Chose His Hall Of Fame Inductors
During a recent appearance on the Wrestlinginc podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and former SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long talked about planning to write a book, being inducted in Hall of Fame in 2017, longtime friends JBL and Ron Simmons being his Hall of Fame inductors and more.
Below are the highlights:
On planning to write a book:
“I plan on it. I got a good friend of mine, the guy that built my website Jamie Cutter, he’s gonna be working on that with me. The only reason I haven’t yet is because I said to myself I’m not gonna do anything until I’m completely done. When I hang wrestling completely up and not go out and do indies or Comic Cons or anything involved with wrestling, then I’m gonna take that time and put the book together. I got enough stuff that I could write two books.”
On being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017:
“That was really great for me. I look at the Hall of Fame like this: there are a lot of people that pay a lot of dues and they work real hard, and sometimes they don’t get rewarded for all the hard work that they do. So being in the Hall of Fame and getting into something like that means that somebody appreciated all the hard work that you’ve done in this business for the many years that you’ve been in it.
So the Hall of Fame was certainly a big surprise when they called me and let me know that I was gonna be inducted and it was the just the greatest feeling of my life to be successful because I can’t go no higher than that. I’m not a wrestler, so I don’t have to worry about trying to being the world champion, so Hall of Fame is the deal for me, playa.”
On longtime friends JBL and Ron Simmons being his Hall of Fame inductors:
“WWE made that decision, I didn’t have anything to do with it. I think when they made that decision, a lot of people knew the stories about me, John and Ron when I was riding with them back when they were the A.P.A. so they felt like with John and Ron inducting me, that would be really fun. They were entertaining, too.”
• Hall Of Famer Impressed By Brock Lesnar’s Promo On RAW – Says Lesnar Doesn’t Need Paul Heyman
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry was impressed by Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s promo on this week’s episode of RAW.
Below is what Henry had to say about Brock’s promo skills:
“First of all, I’m going to go on record as saying something that I’ve never said about Brock Lesnar ever. Best promo he ever cut. When he grabbed Paul Heyman and he said you are not my friend, and he started ripping him. I was like he doesn’t need Paul Heyman. That promo was fire. That’s what Brock needs to do… I thought that segment was really good.”
“Paul Heyman was as spectacular as he always is, playing the role, not only that, but the physical part of it,” Henry added. “Because you don’t want to see Paul have any physical interaction and he did [on Monday] and he was tremendous. I’m just so happy we were blessed with that.”
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) July 31, 2018
You can watch the promo that Henry is talking about below:
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