• Raven Reveals The Original Plan For His Character In ECW
During a recent interview with Title Match Wrestling, Raven talked about things going downhill in real life when the ‘Raven’ character became too personal, characters working well when wrestlers became who they wanted to become and the original plan for his character in ECW being different.
Below are the highlights:
On things going downhill in real life when the ‘Raven’ character became too personal:“I didn’t realize how personal it was gonna become, and then the character became so personal, so art imitated life, but then life started to imitate art when I started to become a bigger, you know, getting worse in drugs and alcohol. Because, in some perverse way, I was trying to stay true to who I created, to Raven, even though Raven was based on me. So, art imitated life, but then life started to imitate art, and that’s when things went downhill.”On characters working well when wrestlers became who they wanted to become:“It’s not like in Hollywood where they have people whose job it is to cast parts, but that is what happens. Like, they’ll come up with an idea and say, ‘we need a pirate. Let’s make this guy a pirate because he has a glass eye or something.’ And that’s how roles are cast in the wrestling business, but in the old days of the business, you became who you wanted to become, and if it sold, it sold, and if it didn’t sell, then you would go back to the drawing board, or you get out of the business, or went into construction or something.”
On the original plan for his character in ECW being different:“He couldn’t know that I’d be back in two years, and he couldn’t count on that. And he had to get his mileage out of me. I had to put Tommy over to finally give catharsis to the feud, but in hindsight, sure, we never should have done it. Me and Tommy both thought we never should have done it, but from Paul E.’s point of view, we absolutely had to do it. I totally see that.”
• WrestleMania 35 Main Event Revealed (Current Plan)
WWE announced the WrestleMania 35 location earlier and it’ll take place at the MetLife Stadium in New York-New Jersey area on April 7, 2019.
With that being said, the current plan for the WrestleMania 35 main event is for a women’s match to main event a WrestleMania event for the first time ever, with the match being Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Charlotte Flair is currently the SmackDown Women’s Champion, so expect her to drop the Title soon and then move to Raw.