very least, Jericho was a heel, they had 5 different possibilities, you could have set up a basic finish, the baby face goes over so this is the finish, so whoever wins gets to do this spot.And I asked Jericho and he said No we had nothing, and they gave us absolutely nothing. He was standing in the ring, and they hit Shelton's music, and Jericho still had no idea who it was. And the ref walked over to Jericho and said, Shelton's up with his finish, Jericho turned to the ref and said well what's his finish. The ref didn't know, so he had to go over to Shelton as ask him. And they did the match with nothing.
On Wrestling Jerry Lynn: We worked so much in ECW. I remember one night we were in Johnstown, PA. We flew into Pittsburgh, and I mistakenly wrote Johnstown, OH for some reason. So oddly enough both places are 3 hours away, so when I asked how far away we were, we were told 3 hours. We drove to the wrong state, so by the time we found out we were in the wrong state we had to drive like 5 hours the other way, we're going crazy, we were on the phone with Paul, and he was like just get here we will put you on, as late as we have to, we are racing. We get to the building just after intermission and Paul tells us, you are on in 5, so we just put on our gear and went out with nothing. We had wrestled each other enough times, that we could do it in our sleep. He was so good at it, and we were so good with each other, it wasn't even a question. It was who do you want tonight, and we got it done. That was one thing that was really nice, it was one of my favorite times of my career when I was working with Jerry. All the live events and house shows, Paul wouldn't even give us a finish, didn't tell us who he wanted going over, he left it to us to do whatever we thought was right at the time of the night. I was usually the one that made the call, I would get there and look at the show. If we were the 6th match, what are the 5 matches before us, and whats the match after us? If it was a real heavy the heel is going over the match after us, well we should put a babyface over in our match, Jerry would go over. And if there was 2 or 3 big babyface wins before us and a win after us, it was like, OK I will take this one Jerry. Paul just left us to our own devices.
On working in WCW and his early push: It's funny, not to downplay it, but I never really thought about it. It happened so quick It was 13 days and I won all 3 titles. The US Title was on a Tuesday Nitro, then the following Monday I won the 2nd, and then 13 days in total I won the 3rd. By the time it happened it was just so quick, that you're so busy, wrestling some of the matches, I never really thought about it. It was a transition to a bigger company, at first, bigger arena, bigger set up, bigger crowds, more notoriety, fame all of that goes with it. But at the end of the day in the ring, there was no adjustment. I was really fortunate my first day was Johnny Ace's first day as an agent, and we both wanted to prove something, so Johnny hand picked me. So it was give Lance a few more minutes, he can have a good match. And if I was working with someone who was in the WCW mode of give me my check and I will do as much as I have to and no more, I would push them a little more. I had him in my corner, and I had his back by trying to deliver the matches that he tried to convince the office he could help out with agenting. Johnny is a really good finish guy. We were a good team and he is a big reason why I was given the ball I was given. It was a really great time.
On being the first WCW Wrestler to Invade RAW: It was a case too, that it happened so fast, I didn't really get to think about it. I didn't know about it till about an hour or two before it happened. I was just called the week before they came to Calgary, and was told all the WCW guys were being flow to Connecticut to meet with JR at the office. And sort of given the this is WWE, Welcome to WWE, this is what we expect. So they said, we are coming to Calgary in a week, no point in flying you down here, you can just meet with JR before the show, so I was like OK. So when I went to the show, I wasn't thinking about doing anything other then sitting down with JR for half an hour, but there is the unwritten rule in wrestling, always travel with your gear, so it was in the trunk of my car. I figured maybe I would need it for photos or something, because when I started in WCW they flew me to a Nitro before I debuted to do some promos and whatnot. So it was the middle of the afternoon and I don't remember if it was Johnny first, or it was Dean Malenko, but Johnny said, you bought your gear right? You're working tonight. And I was like, yeah yeah yeah, shut up, funny funny, I thought he was just ribbing me. I don't think it was Dean, but someone came up to me and said I was working tonight, and I was like good try, Johnny already tried that. And they were like, no serious, you are doing a run in tonight. You have your gear right? And I was like oh crap, your serious. And I was like, my gears in the trunk, and they said you should get it, its only an hour till show time. So at this point I am really nervous. I am coming out of the crowd, no music, no video, and I am thinking, this is a 5 second appearance. Is anyone going to realize it's me, and are they going to pop? It's my hometown, but I haven't actually been in Calgary in forever. I am terrified, if I don't get a reaction on my debut in my hometown, I am dead and buried. And thankfully they did.
His WWE Highlights: There were several. I really enjoyed the single IC run with Edge. We did a month of house shows and the SummerSlam match was great. Doing the Edge/Hogan tag program with Christian and I was really fun. I really enjoyed the tag run with William Regal. We really complimented each other really well, it was a far better compliment then Christian and I, in that, Christian and I were a lot more... (Continues on next page)