Brad Maddox was recently interviewed by Aaron Oster of Rolling Stone about his WWE release and more. Here are the highlights.
On if Vince McMahon is accessible:
If that reputation is still around, then it’s a myth. He likes guys who knock on his door. He’s a creative mastermind, so he likes it when you come in and pitch him an idea so he can sit there and think about it with you. You can talk about the creative side of wrestling with him. I think there’s a stigma that Vince’s door is more intimidating than he is. When I came back, I wasn’t afraid to knock on his door anymore, but I was delighted that once I did, he was really easy to talk to. He was really easy to pitch ideas to, and he was listening to what you just pitched him, and he would give feedback. He might give you different ideas. He was really cool to work with.
On if he was able to speak with Vince McMahon about his release:
No, I didn’t get a chance to talk to him before I left. I wanted to, but I didn’t get a chance to. When I came to the back, people seemed split on it. Half the locker room didn’t think I could say that, the other half didn’t see a problem with it. To me, it’s like saying “screw you.” I didn’t think it was inappropriate at all, especially for a dark match. I was out there trying to work up the crowd. It’s not for TV. I’m making fun of the hometown and their football team and talking to them directly. I was just trying to warm the crowd up, that was my role. It just didn’t work out.
You can read the entire interview here.