On a recent edition of the “Out of Character” podcast, WWE producer TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd) shared his experience working with the women’s roster, his thoughts on Angelo Dawkins, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On working with the WWE women’s division: “I have goosebumps. It makes me emotional. Working with women is interesting. It takes a little bit more work, but there’s also a lot more credit that comes with it, I think, in a way. I don’t mean even outside credit, but I mean from the talent themselves, from the women themselves … When you put that headset on in Gorilla, you’re talking to so many different people and it’s hard to focus on every single thing in the match, but when I watch it back, when I get home, especially when I know it’s good, when I get home and watch it, I get very emotional. It’s the biggest honor for me to be a part of this movement and the women.”
On working to close the gap between the men and women’s divisions: “I said this a while ago, this year’s [Royal] Rumble, the Women’s Rumble, was the sixth Women’s Rumble ever. The guys have had 30-plus. We’re playing a big game of catch-up here and I think we’re doing a great job of closing that gap.”
On Angelo Dawkins: “He has put so much work in, and I will never take any credit for anybody’s hard work. He has put in so much hard work, and it’s a great energy to be around. Not only does he put in the work for himself, but when he’s there, he keeps the energy really high for everybody else. He’s a leader. He’s absolutely a leader, and he just continues to prove that week after week.”
“He’ll be on the road, he’ll be on the live events. He’ll be at TV, and then he’ll still come to my ring, which is a 20-minute drive from my house, but it’s at least 90 minutes from his house and then back. He’s coming every time, man.”