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- Birthdate: 04/03/1969 (age 46)
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 231 Ib
He is best known for his work in World Wrestlin...
On the Legend Moniker: I hold that term in higher regard, I feel odd when people use that term for me. I am not a legend in my own eyes, I am too young to be a legend. I had this debate earlier with my students. Was talking about Legends, and tweeted about people I had worked with who I thought were legends , and people were like what about Edge and Jericho. And well, I have a hard time thinking that somebody in there 30's is a legend. I am happy with my career. It just comes down to how high esteem you hold the term legend or not, I like to hold it off for the Harley Race's and Terry Funk's of the world, Bruno Sammartino. But if you want to throw it at me I will take it.
On the Hart Wrestling Camp: Well everything Jericho wrote in either of his books was pretty much the true. Keith Hart was the guy who was running it. He was the one who took our money. He was there a couple of the days, but I think he had one hands on day. He taught me how to do a victory roll. That was the only thing that he was actually hands on with me for. He stretched the living crap out of us there the one day and we were pretty much happy he wasn't all that hands on.
On Working with The Heavenly Bodies: Its funny calling it a feud I kinda feuded with the Heavenly Bodies. Jericho only did the one match. We did the angles on TV to build up to it, but the masked guys who jumped us were Well Done. Because the Heavenly Bodies were working in WWE at the time. So we had to have other guys do the angle of beating us up in the parking lot. The Heavenly Bodies only came in for that big weekend in the summer. The first night was the Knoxville one where Jericho broke his arm in the afternoon, then we had the blood fest in the Knoxville Coliseum, which was an amazing match on a lot of levels. Then the rest of the week I did handicapped matches with the Heavenly Bodies where we had someone else run in to be my partner afterwards, but they started as handicapped matches because Jericho's arm was broke. So I sort of did the feud and Jericho only was able to do the one match unfortunately. It was an amazing night, at that stage in my career, I don't know if it was sold out, but it sure felt jam packed to me. The Knoxville Coliseum was a huge building, and there were huge guys on the card, The Funk Brothers, Road Warrior Hawk, Terry Gordy, the Mongolian Stomper, so it was a big deal for me. I was like, WOW this is a big deal, we made it we are huge starts, Jim Ross was calling the show, and I know I marked out huge for that.
On the Working Relationship between WWF and SMW: I don't think it was so much of a working relationship, I could be wrong, but there could have been a bit of the dangling of the carrot, you know this could lead to further more, the Heavenly Bodies had gone up, but I don't think it was really meant to be, more then again, WWE wanted bodies, Smokey Mountain had the bodies, and WWE was on good terms with Cornette. Occasionally they sent WWE guys down. We did our run in Smokey that ended shorter then it should have because of Jericho's arm, but I think he mentioned in his book. Right after that was when they started doing the, I don't wanna say Gimmick Jobbers, but the lower end guys, the TL Hopper, Freddy Joe Floyd, the Goon. Jericho said, he got a call from Cornette, and that they were doing these character guys, and that he would put in a word for Jericho, and could get him in if he wanted one of those rolls. I assume Jericho would have been the Goon.
On working in Japan: In Japan you had to be able to work, you had to be able to wrestle. Where, the majority of the match, was just legit wrestling, Outside of a move or a stay, there wasn't much communication done until you had your finish. You might lay out a 5 minute finish, just got out and wrestle, go back and forth for 15 minutes, when we hit the 15 minute mark, we will take her home, then do the 5 minute finish we...