Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand filmed an episode of his FOX Sports digital series “Mission Possible” with Triple H at WWE headquarters today. Legrand suffered a spinal cord injury back in October of 2010. He spoke with WWE.com recently about the experience. Here are the highlights.
WWE.COM: What was it like to meet Triple H?
LeGRAND: Oh man, Triple H was awesome. Just hearing him speak a little bit about his career and about how we’re inspirations to him, that’s really cool. As a kid, you watch Triple H and almost see him as a supervillain. And now, as I’m older, just being able to have a conversation with him and for him to invite us to different events, that’s amazing.
WWE.COM: Can you give us an overview of what “Mission Possible” is all about?
LeGRAND: We did a piece up in New England with Tom Brady and Boston Marathon survivor and double-amputee Jami [Goldman Marseilles]. We got to roll that one out on “FOX NFL Sunday.” We’re doing other incredible stories, people we found that show they’re not letting their disability hold them back. They’re living their lives to the fullest. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s how I try to live my life.
WWE.COM: What more do you have planned with WWE?
LeGRAND: We were at SummerSlam already, inside WWE Headquarters, and might potentially come down to WrestleMania in April. We’ve got a lot of stuff and it’s going to be awesome.
WWE.COM: What was it like to come to WWE Headquarters?
LeGRAND: Being a northeast guy, I’ve driven up I-95 so many times, and you pass by WWE Headquarters and you’re like, “Wow, I wonder what goes on in there.” Now, to actually be in there, it’s like a childhood dream to get a tour, to see where some of the people work, to see some of the championships, props and materials. Just hearing the lifestyles of what these guys have to do — being on the road 300 days of the year — it’s pretty crazy. So, being able to come to WWE’s headquarters and do this episode with Triple H is honestly an honor.