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Nick Dinsmore – ‘Eugene Wouldn’t Be Offensive Today’

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Nicholas David Dinsmore, better known by his ring name Eugene, debuted in WWE in 2004 as Eric Bischoff’s nephew, and an intellectually disabled wrestling savant.

Dinsmore was eventually released by WWE in 2007 before making a brief return to the company in 2013. He was released the next year. In 2015, Dinsmore opened his own promotion, Midwest All Pro Wrestling.

Speaking with “The Ten Count” podcast, Dinsmore responded to critics that his Eugene character wouldn’t fly in WWE today.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On the character being potentially offensive today: “Nobody at any time, now or then, told me the character was offensive. Some people nowadays might say ‘Well you can’t get away with that anymore.’ But I disagree because WWE is the master of putting something out there, and making it right, and making the people go ‘Oh, I realize now that I guess it’s okay.’”

On working with Triple H and Vince McMahon as Eugene: “He [Triple H] was almost the best, so friendly, and pulling Eugene in, and he’d come in and get beat up,” Dinsmore continued. “‘Oh, it’s your fault Eugene.’ ‘Okay, I’ll do better.’ But in the end, Eugene pinned Triple H. Eugene pinned Vince McMahon, although Vince McMahon did put my hand in a toilet and put green in my hair … so Eugene was an underdog story about a boy achieving his dreams, in the ring with Rock, in the ring with Hogan at WrestleMania. He got the action figure, he got the teddy bear, the t-shirt.”

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