Teddy Long Speaks On The Undertaker Leaving WCW For WWE, Triple H, More


Teddy Long recently appeared on the Ross Report. Here are the highlights.

On Undertaker Leaving WCW For WWE: “I think I had a meeting with [Jim Herd] on time, me and The Undertaker did then. Me, and him, and Mark had a meeting, I think. That was the meeting where we sat down and I was trying to find out what they were going to do with me and Mark was trying to find out where he was going. And so, I think that’s when Mark left and went to work for Vince because I think they said he was never draw a dime and they only offered him but a lowball amount or money, so Mark just headed on up.”

On Dan Spivey Getting Into a Shoot With the Road Warriors: “The match The Road Warriors and Spivey and I believe it was Taker then. We were in Corpus Christi, Texas. And I think one of the Road Warriors stiffed Spivey and Spivey got hot about it and it broke into a fight right in the ring. We were in Corpus Christi, Texas. That is a true story. No, we weren’t on TV, we were just doing a live event there. Right, [Dan Spivey and ‘Mean’ Mark against the Road Warriors]. We were in Corpus Christi. I will never forget that. And it did break out into a real fight.”

On His Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestling: “It’d be The Undertaker, Mark Callous. Like I said earlier, he’s one of the greatest guys you could ever meet. And there are other guys too, that I had a chance to really be connected with. Batista was one of them. He was a really nice guy. CM Punk was another guy I had a chance to be good friends with. He was a really nice guy to me. And Mark Henry, being able to manage him one time, he was great, great to ride with. Tony Atlas, I had a great time with him. So basically, JR, everybody that I was affiliated with, I have to say they are high up on my roster. Randy Orton, him and I were really good friends. I never had a chance to manage him, but I did some stuff on TV with him and Randy was a really nice guy too. And I had a good relationship with Triple H. He was okay back in the day. I met him back in WCW days, and so, when I came there [to WWE], he was always fair with me.”

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