foodie, we used to go to the best food spots in town, and if he went to one and I wasn't with him, if he had leftovers or whatever, he'd bring some back to the locker room and be like "Joel, you gotta try this, it's unbelievable. I got it here, it's great. Next time, we'll go." So I hung out with him quite a bit. Really, everybody, I'm kind of a fun-loving, extroverted person, so I just always, you know, my mood was always great 'cause I was doing what I loved for a living, and there was no place I'd rather be, so I was your friend as long as you were my friend."
The closing of ECW: "The checks started coming less frequently. There started to seem like financial issues. And then at the last PPV, we were back to doing syndication, I was one of the announcers, so I would do production once a week, and I was watching some of the show in the truck. And Paul came up to me and had mentioned something, schedule-wise, that there would be a little down time. I guess tab "A" and slot "B" and certain things started happening. I remember at that show I was in the locker room, and I was managing Christian York and Joey Matthews. They looked at me during that show, and I was kind of off in my own thoughts. I think they noticed I looked different, like sad or whatever, and they asked me what was up. I remember I looked at them and I said "If you guys were only able to come along three years ago." So I felt bad for them, I felt bad for a lot of people, just starting out in 2000, that were ramping up and would've had great careers in ECW, and just for want of the timing aspect, you know, it was impossible."
Credit: Shining Wizards Podcast