​Ricky Steamboat Says WWE Refused To Let Him Turn Heel Early On, The Rock/NBC News & More

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The NBC Network will be airing a new preview for the upcoming Disney animated feature “Moana.” The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and airs during the Olympic Games on Sunday, August 7.

The Post and Courier recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat, who claimed WWE would not allow him to turn heel earlier in his career. Here are some highlights:

Steamboat on WWE refusing to let him turn heel: “Pat [Patterson] simply told me that it would probably ruin my career… I just wanted to experience what it felt like on the other side of the fence. As we all know, the heels have the most fun out there in the ring.”

Steamboat on the benefits of a heel turn: “When you are a face for a long time and you turn heel, your stock value immediately goes up, especially if you’re able to pull it off in the ring and on the mic. Then you ride that horse as long as you can. When it starts to falter, and when attendance drops, then you can turn back babyface. And your stock value goes up again. For a year they’ll boo you, and for a year they’ll cheer you.”


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