• Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee Reveals Which WWE Star He Advised To Leave TNA
During a recent appearance on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia podcast, WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee D-Von Dudley talked about Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon’s contribution to pro wrestling and his career, which current WWE star he advised to jump from TNA to WWE & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon’s contribution to pro wrestling and his career:
“All the promos we were able to shoot and to be good at it is all because of ‘Dr. Frankenstein.’ The Dr. Frankenstein I am referring to is Paul Heyman. He was the creator. We would like to say, Paul Heyman was the one that found and created us, but Vince McMahon molded us into the Superstars that we are today.
We are grateful for both men, number one, ECW and Paul Heyman changed the face of Professional Wrestling and helped start the Attitude Era, and of course Vince McMahon, who is the master. He is the ‘Yoda’ of Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment. I am not just saying that because I still work for the man as a backstage Agent, but when you look at what he has done and where he has brought Professional Wrestling.
Whether you like him or not, you see that he has changed Professional Wrestling. Pro Wrestling was that thing that you never talked about, if you did it was only among the selected few. Now, it is one of the biggest things out there and now everybody loves Professional Wrestling.”
On which current WWE star he advised to jump from TNA to WWE:
“Xavier Woods was in an organization (TNA) that I am not too keen on. This organization treated him bad, and Xavier told me that he may have a chance to go to WWE, but he may not and he doesn’t know what to do. We sat and talked for about 40 minutes; till this day he thanked me for making that phone call, and I believe it was Terry Taylor who was helping doing the hiring at the time, not sure who was in charge, but he basically thanked me for helping him make that decision in going to the WWE.
I am not saying that there wouldn’t have been a New Day without Xavier Woods, but each individual brings something to the table, and I believe the success of all three of them with the charisma and personality is what made New Day who they are today. So, I was very happy when I came back to WWE and Woods was there. I had forgotten all about it until he reminded me that I was one of the reasons that made him go back and have that conversation with WWE.”
• Raw Star Issues WrestleMania 34 Segment Invitation To The Rock
During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Raw wrestler Elias was asked about having a singing contest with The Rock at WrestleMania 34.
Below is what he said:
“If The Rock wants to Walk With Elias then he’s more than welcome to. Keep in mind, The Rock performed with a guitar maybe a dozen times on television, but I am doing it every week, and I’m doing it on the live events where we have hundreds of dates a year. So, if The Rock wants to Walk With Elias, he’s welcome to try.”