WWE Hall Of Famer Scott Hall recently spoke with the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast and PWI’s senior writer Al Castle about bullying in WWE locker rooms, joking with the other superstars and more.
Here are the highlights from the interview: (transcripts by Wrestlezone), If you want to listen to the full podcast, click here:
Hall Talking The WWE Locker Room:
“Obviously, I’m against bullying, but it does happen. The business has changed so much since I came in it. When I came in, there wasn’t a bunch of women wrestlers. There was maybe one or two who came in a couple months a year. Now in the locker room, there’s women. It’s much more politically correct than it was when I started. So I think the bullying stuff, that’s not tolerated anywhere. So it certainly can’t be tolerated in the wrestling business.”
Joking In The Locker Room:
“Everybody’s going to have their own tolerance toward ribbing, or bullying or whatever. If somebody’s more sensitive, then you can’t rib them as much. The whole thing is you don’t rub guys you don’t like. You rib guys you do like and then you’re there for them to rib back. A lot of times on the road, the grind is so much that we’d just try to amuse ourselves by doing stuff like that.”
Talking The Times He Played Playful Jokes On Other Wrestlers:
“It’s like when you find out a guy’s room number then you go down to the bar and buy drinks for everybody and then you go, ‘Hey, just charge the drinks to my room,’ and put his room number down. To me, that’s funny. I might charge a bunch of drinks to your room, but I’m not going to steal your passport.”