Stevie Ray Talks About Working With Harlem Heat, Public Enemy & More


Stevie Ray of WWE Hall of Fame tag-team Harlem Heat recently appeared as a guest on the That 90s Wrestling podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the former tag-team partner of Booker T spoke about working with The Outsiders — Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, as well as not matching up well with Public Enemy and more.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On working with The Outsiders: “We had a lot of fun working with those guys, man. Those guys are two of my best friends in the business man, so we always had a good time working with them, very easy to work [with]. I mean, we had a good time working with everybody. You know what I’m saying? We made it a point to have a good time working with everybody.”

On not matching up well with Public Enemy: “The only people that we never had good chemistry with was Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock [Public Enemy]. We never had good chemistry with those guys. Because those guys were too little, for one thing. And they just not-super athletic guys. So we’re used to working with super-athletic guys. We just never could get a chemistry with them. Nothing against them, because I love them to death, you know. God bless both of them. Matter of fact, me and Rocco, we used to hang out. We went out together a lot, you know what I’m saying? We were very good friends. But no chemistry there. That’s about the only tag team I can think of that we didn’t have good chemistry with. Me and my brother prided ourselves on being able to work with anybody. We prided ourselves on that, but we just never could get the chemistry [with them], because they coming from the ECW style.”

On not liking doing hardcore matches against Public Enemy and others: “We were really — we were really kind of upset that WCW would bring these guys in and want them to work with us, and want us to do that kind of bulls**t. And we were adamant about that, that ain’t how we f**king make money. That ain’t how Harlem Heat make money. Harlem Heat make money in the ring with top people. So in essence, you’re putting — in essence you’re pushing ECW right now, if that makes sense. Why don’t you go — you know, you don’t turn WCW into ECW. That’s the kind of stupidity that, as far as I’m concerned, that ran in the ranks of the people that was running s**t in WCW. We’re Harlem Heat, brother. We’re world-class f**king athletes. We don’t do this chickens**t breaking tables, and all this kind of f**king bulls**t. I never wanted to do that. That ain’t what I got into f**king pro wrestling for. I can go to ECW and do that s**t. So by putting us in that kind of stuff, you’re bringing us down to their level. So in essence, you’re bringing WCW down to another wrestling organization’s level. I know they don’t see it like that, but potentially when you put all that stuff together, that is how you look at it. You would never see Vince McMahon doing some s**t like that.”

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(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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