• Edge On How Jim Ross Helped Him To Pay Off His Student Loan
During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness with Jim Ross as the special guest, Edge and Christian talked about WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross giving them bonuses which helped Edge to pay off his student loan.
Below are the highlights:
Edge on Jim Ross helping him out pay off his student loan with $40,000 signing bonus:
“Let’s talk about that real briefly because I’ve had people doubt whether that happened. It happened. Well, I’m going to tell you for my end as a kid coming out of college, who owed $40,000.00, which was more than money than I ever made in a year, and no way in the future besides my only goal to pay it, $40,000 at that time is a chunk of change and it’s still a chunk of change for a lot of people. And I remember thinking to myself, ‘okay, now I’m signed. Right, the first thing I’ve got to do is pay off this debt.’ And (Ross) paid it off. It was a signing bonus and I’ve never, ever forgotten that because it got me out of a hole. Now I was starting at zero, and, man, it put me in such a different place.”
Jim Ross on helping Edge pay off his debt:
“I remember helping (Edge) out, but I didn’t look at it as a big, magnanimous gesture on my end. It just seemed like the right thing to do. There you go. Psychologically, (Edge was) ready to rock and roll.”
Christian on getting performance bonus from Jim Ross:
“Man, I remember when we first started out and we were doing a series of live events. We were on the road, we were wrestling The Hardys, and (Ross) at the time used to write like a monthly report that just went out to the locker room, just kind of brushing everybody up, and just basically saying what was going on, and all those sorts of things. I remember one little blurb in there, you said, ‘and thanks to Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz for putting on great performances at the live events,’ something to that effect. And then, I’ll never forget, when I went home, there was a performance bonus check in my mailbox. You gave us a performance bonus, so that’s one thing I’ll never forget that you did.”
• Hulk Hogan Responds To Mark Henry Saying He’s Not Ready For Hulk Hogan’s WWE Return & That Hogan Should Apologize To All Black Wrestlers
TMZ Sports caught up with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and asked him about Mark Henry’s recent comments about him not being ready for Hogan’s WWE return and that Hogan should apologize to all black wrestlers.
Below is what Hogan said about Henry’s point of apologizing to all black wrestlers:
“I totally agree, but not to black wrestlers, to all the wrestlers. Yeah, what I said was way out of line, I’m forever sorry for that, but I never heard Mark Henry say that, he’s my boy, man.”
You can watch it below: