Brodus Clay Speaks Out – Funkasaurus Character, Naomi, Cameron

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Brodus Clay recently spoke with Wrestling 365, here are the highlights…

On the Funkasaurus character: “Initially, I had spent the
last 7-8 months to the better part of a year training with the idea that I was
going to be ‘the juggernaut’, destroy all that stuff and those vignettes were a
lot of hard work and then seeing me in the back, cracking jokes and just being
myself or whatever, the boss [Vince] said, are you sure this is the right way we
want to go. He said what if we do this instead, and I was kind of surprised and
kind of nervous and didn’t even know if I could pull that off as the dancing
stuff really isn’t who I am at all, but cracking jokes with a smile, I do that
all day and joke around with the boys all the time. I’m always running my mouth
and stuff, talking trash, things like that, but I never really thought of myself
as a dancer. First thing I done was ask to go see ‘The American Dream’ (Dusty
Rhodes) and figure things out and so I went down to him and I just happened to
bump into Naomi and I said to her, I need your help, because I knew her
background with Orlando Magic and then we pitched the idea to have the two girls
and we picked Cameron as a second and we came up with something and played with
it. The cool thing about it was that nobody knew about it, everybody was
expecting this one thing and with these days of the internet, no one knew. A lot
of people were rolling their eyes saying that it’s not going to work, but I was
given a challenge and I thought I done pretty well with the challenge put in
front of me, it was completely out of the box than what I had originally
prepared myself for, but it worked out okay and now that I look back at it, I’m
proud of it. I can always be ruthless and aggressive in the ring, but I don’t
think I’ll ever have the opportunity to be ‘The Funkasaurus’ again. I’m thankful
for that time, because for me, it was a chance to be a character and have fun
and honestly, the reactions that I got from the kids just made me want to do
more and more of it. I enjoyed seeing the smiles and the dances and the videos
they would send me on Twitter. That was really cool.”

On his working relationship with Cameron and Naomi of The
Funkadactyls:
“Naomi and I, we trained together at Florida
Championship Wrestling, so we were always cool and I’m really good friends with
her husband. I went to her, because I always thought that she was so talented
and being a Funkadactyl was almost a step back for her, but it was the way to go
and she had helped me with the dancing and stuff, she always brings her A-game
to work and she’s just really cool to be around. Cameron was, I know we had our
ups and downs, but she was only new in the business. She had been signed around
three months, so she kind of got thrown into the fire and when you get thrown in
the fire, you make mistakes here and there, but overall, they’re both talented
and good people and I enjoyed my time with them. They worked hard and I thought
that was really apt of them. We all had our ups and downs, some of the things
were blown out of proportions for TV ratings for the likes of Total Divas. The
whole boyfriend thing, it was more like a joke to me. We never really had a big
problem, if we had disagreements, we talked it out.”

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