Brodus Clay: ‘The Funkasaurus Was My Favorite Gimmick!’, More


Brodus Clay appeared on VOC Nation’s Pandemonium this week and spot about a
variety of topics. Check out the highlights:

On how WWE uses the term “Superstars”
instead of “wrestlers”:
“That’s for a
tax break & stuff though. We’re entertainers. The game has changed. It’s a
tax break.”

On social media in wrestling: “For every 100 tweets, I get maybe there’s
one that’s like that [disrespectful] so I wouldn’t trade all of the good stuff
on the Internet…Twitter or Facebook & stuff & the people that are fans
& they enjoy it. Y’know I’m one of the guys that, if a fans send me a
question, 90% of the time, I try to answer it. It’s a good tool to stay in touch
with the fans. I appreciate it, because, if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have
gotten as far as I’ve gotten. So I appreciate that but, at the same time, it
keeps me humble. I enjoy that aspect of that.”

On his favorite gimmick he’s
“Funkasaurus. It was a lot of fun.
That was a chance to do a character that hadn’t been done in a really long time.
Probably not since Junkyard Dog. & to bring fans back into the ring, the
interaction, to make them part of it, I enjoyed that. That’s something that I’m
always glad I took that risk. I can be tough any day of the week & honestly,
the way in America, if you stare at people, you’re automatically tough. That’s
not really challenging in terms of acting & like, stepping up, & really
challenge yourself. Funkasaurus was the character that I had to step out of my
shell & really challenge myself & I had a lot of fun doing it.”

On being an activist against the
slaughtering of dolphins in Japan:
working with the son of Richard Barry. They shot the documentary, The Cove. If
you haven’t seen that, you really need to check that out. I’m going out there to
join with Lincoln & Richard in a protest in the season of the round-up. Like
they did with The Cove, I’m doing the same thing. Honestly, we’re not going out
there to power-bomb Japanese fisherman. The money that they would make doing
tours with tourism & the hotels in the city, as a whole, as opposed to one
time a year, making money for a small group of people would be astronomical. It
would raise the economy in the town & create jobs. It would build
prosperity. There’s people who want to come see the dolphins. & I think
they’re missing the boat on that. I’m trying to give them information that the
world is watching them, because it’s not the way. It’s not tradition. It’s not
like they just started doing that by being taught by another fishing village…
it’s just guys who are making money. If it’s about making money, then there’s
other ways to make money.”

On John Laurinitis: “Mr. Laurinitis hired me. He’s always been a great
supporter of mine; I enjoyed working with him & I have nothing but love for
him. He’s a good guy. He did his job.”

On his post-WWE schedule:
“Busy is a very good feeling & I’m definitely busy.”

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