Kurt Angle: TNA wants star in India
"We want to promote wrestling in India. I think we are going to become successful and the most effective way to promote in India is to see who the next talent from India is. TNA is looking for a wrestler here from India. We are going to obviously have a competition and we will see whom we can get from here. The best thing to do for the country is to recruit from the country. Our first step is to see whom we can get, what wrestler we can get from India to be part of our roster."
Dixie Carter contacts Billy Corgan
"Since we have been in business going on 12 years now, this has been an ongoing (speculation), Oh, we’re going out of business. We’re not going to make it. Ever since we started, people were taking odds on how long we would last. This last time I think a lot of it was perpetuated by a story that Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins was going to buy it. I texted Billy and I said, 'Oh really, so you’re going to buy my company? Are you excited? That’s cool.' And he said, ‘Oh, don’t you love rumors.'"
Bret Hart bashes Toronto
"Toronto deserves Rob Ford, they put him in office. Toronto deserves everything it gets. Up in Calgary we've got a more prestigious mayor [Naheed Nenshi]. I think we've got the best mayor in North America."
Natalya Neidhart reveals Bret Hart watches Total Divas
"Bret doesn't like reality TV normally and he didn't used to be a fan of women's wrestling. When the Hitman tells you it's cool, you know it's cool."
Big E Langston works out with John Cena
"John's been great. I've been able to work out of his gym the last few years now and kind of pick his brain at times as well. He has given me advice and little things to make me better throughout the years. One of the things he told me 'owning the moment.' When you're out there, you really do have an opportunity to make a memorable moment. That's kind of one of the things I learned from him."
Big E Langston talks about AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler
"Being with AJ and traveling with her and Dolph was really cool. One of the things I admired about her is how driven she is. She is focused and aware of her brand and the message she wants to get across to fans as well. So I've always respected that about her. She is very cognitive about what she does inside the ring and outside of it. I've also been able to learn from Dolph as well when we were together. Even now, he has been helpful. That first six to seven-month period of being a bodyguard was great because it allowed me the opportunity to ease into my time in WWE and to learn. It was a great start."
Bret Hart regrets leaving WWE
"I've calmed down a lot. There were a lot of things I did to escalate that whole thing with [opponent] Shawn Michaels and [now WWE owner] Vince McMahon. I wouldn't change anything I did in terms of my own conduct but I regret all of it.Visit Wrestling Inc. I wish I had never left the WWE but I've moved on. I went back and shook Shawn's hand and it was good for everyone to bury the hatchet."
Sgt Slaughter thinks WWE mistreats Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler
"I don't think he's [Bryan] being treated fairly. [The people at WWE] are making him work awfully hard to be successful and he's not letting them down. He's working harder than ever. He's like a giant slayer. He takes on the biggest and the best. Kind of like Dolph Ziggler -- he's another talent I thought he wasn't being used right, and I brought it up in several production meetings that they shouldn't do his character as they were."
Big E Langston reveals John Cena advice
"From John Cena, I learned about the importance of timing and the moment. There are things you can let get away from you, and things might happen out of nowhere, but it's all about owning the moment. When you're out there in front of the crowd, it's about taking that chance or doing something special so you go from just being a guy to being someone important."
DDP created Razor Ramon
"I created that whole gimmick. The black hair, the brushed back cut, five o'clock shadow, all mine, and he'll be the first to tell you. took him from a blond, brownish hair with a big mustache and turned him into what would become best known as Razor Ramon, but it was the Diamond Studd before it was Razor Ramon."
Kassius Ohno discusses WWE bias against indies wrestlers
"I don't think they give a s--t about (indies) buzz. They only care about their own buzz, which makes sense. You can't solely cater to the niche fan base — it's a tricky demographic to deal with. But you can see somebody get over with those fans and think maybe they can do it in WWE, too. And they see someone who has the passion to chase the dream, traveling around the world. If you have passion, if you're a good performer, those are two of the most important things in wrestling, and they're things you can't manufacture. Some people are naturals. Take Big E Langston; he has such a perfect match of athleticism and charisma, and he looks like an action figure."
Daniel Bryan does not have a tour bus
"Quite frankly, it would be very very difficult for me to do it because the tour bus is very, very expensive. I've only made good money the last two years. Randy Orton, John Cena, those guys have been making money for years. Even CM Punk, he has been making money for several years. Big Show has been making money since I was in high school, since before I was in high school! I think he started in WCW as a main eventer. His first match ever was in a PPV main event. So I mean those guys have been making money for years, so they can afford a bus. For me, it's just not financially viable right now. Its still a couple of years down the road. I would need 'X' amount of savings. I'm very logical in my spending. I'm not going to spend all the money on the bus until I know I'm financially secure enough to spend that kind of money. I envy those guys every single day."
Shawn Michaels encouraging WWE stars to change
"Mick and I wanted that match to be something different. We had no background together. We didn't know if we were going to have chemistry. Both of us wanted to make a WWE Championship Match that wasn't typical of the business at the time. Mankind was an opponent with a rugged style that Shawn Michaels had never faced before. Had we not tried to add those extra elements, it wouldn't have felt special. I wasn't a fan of having a definite 'style.' I get that there are different styles, and some guys do things a certain way but, as a fan, I don't prefer one over another. So, throughout my whole career, it always made sense to go out and try to mix things up. One of the easiest ways to keep people from saying, 'It's the same old thing,' is to not continually do the same thing."
Christopher Daniels discusses TNA going back to Orlando
"I think it was good. We just got back from doing our first tapings there in I think 8 months and they were very well received. The fans welcomed us back with open arms. We had a little different set up than we did before so there's definitely a little freshness to it there that we didn't have last year and I'm looking forward to seeing how the next set of tapings go in December and you know, once we settle back down to an actual soundstage that's gonna become ours and see how it goes. I think it's the best thing for our company. You know, we did the thing when we went around taping the shows at different venues around the United States and that worked well for us but there were also negatives, cost wise it wasn't really effective for us so I feel like going back and doing what's best and going back to a central location, and hopefully having the opportunity to go out on occasion whether it's for TV or PPVs to go to other cities, I think that's gonna be better for us overall. A little bit of the best of both worlds. I think it benefits us in the long run."
Christopher Daniels discusses CM Punk and Daniel Bryan
"I saw that he had the work ethic to make it work. A lot of times it's just a matter of getting that opportunity. It's funny that the example of what he is and what Daniel Bryan is, goes against the grain of what the WWE is trying to do. It seems very rare that they take guys off the indies anymore. You know they've got the Performance Center and they want their wrestlers to start from there at the bottom. It's almost like they're trying to grow wrestlers in a petri dish and then you look at guys like Punk, Bryan and Antonio Cesaro who worked all over the world on the independent scene and it seems like they're doing well for themselves and making it in the WWE system despite not being brought up in the WWE system."
Ultimate Warrior discusses match with Ryback and Goldberg
"People will say Ryback - 'What would Warrior have been like with Ryback?' Or Goldberg. I know why they say those things - because of the intensity and body look, the aggression, the power. Those kind of matches tend to be f**king stinkers, you know? You want to work with somebody who's got a different style. Wrestling is more than just being big."
Ultimate Warrior discusses WWE Hall of Fame induction
"The simple answer is they've got to tell the right story. That's a possibility. Being in the Hall of Fame - Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the Hall of Fame, or me standing there at the Hall of Fame participating in it - is not going to mean anything to my goals in my life and the kind of quality of life I'm going to have, what kind of things I'm going to do, how productive I'm going to be as I move on throughout my life.Visit Wrestling Inc. I only get this one life, so I'm not going to sit in my own pile of poop and feel sorry that I'm not in the Hall of Fame. The Ultimate Warrior character relative to professional wrestling or WWE, he's definitely a Hall of Famer. He's a Hall of Famer whether he gets into the Hall of Fame or not."
Ultimate Warrior discusses Randy Savage
"The toughest for me was the one that brought the best out of me, out of my character. That's different from 'Who's the toughest guy, who's the most badass opponent I ever faced?'. The toughest opponent for me would have been Randy Savage, the Macho Man, because his intensity paralleled mine. He became totally caught up in his character, which was a requisite to success in the business at the time."
Miz says John Morrison saved his job with WWE
"If Miz and Morrison never happened, I truly believe that I would have been fired within a year. I think being with Morrison really gave me the opportunity to take risks. It gave me the opportunity to really stand tall in our realm. When we created a thing called The Dirt Sheet, which… Back then, YouTube was just getting going with its popularity. WWE now has its own YouTube channel. It didn't have its own YouTube Channel. It didn't have those internet shows. We were the first. So we kind of became originals and we were doing those sorts of things that were going against the grain because we wanted to get noticed. I think Morrison pushed me and I pushed Morrison to really do the best that we possibly can. We brought the best out of each other, is what I thought."
Jake Roberts talks about traveling with Undertaker
"He came to me and he says, 'I hear you know all the great strip joints,' I said, 'yes, I do, worldwide,' he says, 'I'll travel with you'. so, he tried to hang with me, and it's a chemical world, so I was cheating. After about three or four weeks, we went to TV and Vince looked at him and said, 'Mark, I don't think you need the makeup today, you look like hell. Jake is killing you and a few days later, he was in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. Finally, I had to smarten him up and tell him how I was doing it, and we then became very, very good friends. I have all the respect in the world for Mark. He has earned everything that he has gotten. He is a unique character, I love the fact that he upholds kayfabe, just a great guy, and of course he was there for the stripper times with me, and we did it well."
John Cena reveals JBL as early supporter
"He's one of the few people that as I was coming up and trying to make a name for myself, he actually believed in me. He'd say, 'the kid's got something,' and everyone else would say, 'no way.' And here we are years later."
Triple H returning to the ring soon
"I'm not back in the ring yet, but I expect it to be broken [his time out of the ring] shortly, probably."
Cody Rhodes wants to beat Edge
"In the past I've had many partners and I'm trying eventually to get to that elusive 12-championship reign that Hall of Famer Edge had. That statistic alone makes me feel really good about my tag and singles career that I'm able to do this and who knows how long it's gonna last with my brother Goldust and where it's gonna end up, but it certainly is a wonderful spotlight for him and I. We've had a lot of luck with the matches we've been putting on as of late. And that's a credit to those guys too, the Usos like you mentioned, to be the fundamental cornerstone match of a pay-per-view like Survivor Series, to have the elimination match. I feel strongly that we can go in and steal the show away from these other matches, these other great matches."
Nikki Bella bashes new WWE divas
"They're definitely spoiled. I prefer how we did it, because we knew we had to work hard. When we were finally on TV it was like, 'Holy cow! This is what we worked so hard for.' It definitely, I think, makes you appreciate it more."
Cody Rhodes addresses Wrestlemania 30 rumors
"I can't deny the fact I've heard all these rumblings of Goldust versus Cody Rhodes and all I can say is that if it's something the fans want, if it's something the WWE Universe wants, then they'll get it. And it's not always right away. And there's more things going on and there's a lot of 'that's best for business expression' but it it's something that fans want, I could see it being a very high possibility."
Alberto Del Rio discusses Eddie Guerrero
"Yes, of course. I'm Mexican. I grew up watching him. I saw him several times before he came to WWE or any other company in the US. He wrestled for years and years in Mexico, especially in Ciudad Juarez. I've always admired him. He started from the bottom and at the end of his career he was one of the most amazing, most popular Superstars in the world."
Ryback calls out Goldberg
"I have a great amount of respect for Bill Goldberg, but I'm not going to beat around the bush and say I wanna be best friends with the guy. I'd like to face him in the ring. I've heard him say he's not happy with comments I've made about him, if he has a problem with it let's settle it at Wrestlemania."
Dixie Carter discusses the value of Hulk Hogan
"Yes, I think Hulk has been worth it. He's opened a lot of doors for us. When you're about to lose a deal in an international territory and one phone call from Hulk Hogan makes a man who doesn't even speak your language melt and you get your deal back, that carries a lot of weight. There's not another guy out there who could do that."
Hulk Hogan suicidal
"Everything kinda went downhill very fast. There was an accident that my son was involved in, and a good friend of ours was in the accident with my son. Just the marriage basically crashing and burning. After the show [Hogan Knows Best], I kinda hit rock bottom. Everything got dark, everything happened at once. I was drinking alcohol very heavily. It just all kept piling up, it all kept mounting and mounting and I didn't know how to handle it. I always wondered how could someone possibly take their own life, and so I got to that point where I said, 'You know what, maybe this would be easy. You know, maybe this would be an easy way to fix things.'"
Jim Ross discusses potential of joining TNA
"....and I'm STILL NOT buying TNA nor would I ever want to affect the team of Mike Tenay and Taz. They have great chemistry and as I have said before they do a great job with what is provided them on their monitor."
Vickie Guerrero reveals what Edge taught her
"And then Edge I will always respect. He showed me psychology, how to work in the ring, helped with my promos, and how to work with the cameras.Visit Wrestling Inc. He took me under his wing and made me feel like I was his partner. He really built my confidence and made me believe that whatever I did out there would be great. He really believed in me and I think that's why we got to stay together for so long."
Booker T talks about retirement
"I really want to get past that stage in my life. I'm trying to put that part of my life behind me. I want to produce and direct. I want to work behind the scenes. Let the guys like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, The Shield do it and get to that next level. It's not about me anymore. I understand that first and foremost. Don't try to fool myself that I can still hang with these guys because they can run circles around me. Over a period of time anyway, I can hold my own for one night. It's about these guys and the young guys. It's about WWE and the superstars and looking at WrestleMania, looking at it 15 years from now. Who is going to be that big superstar? What superstars will be created in that time? The evolution of life goes and goes and never stops. You have to be prepared for that. Thank God I have been preparing that for many years."
Miz discusses potential Maryse return to WWE
"You would like that wouldn't you. I think a lot of people would really, really like that and would love to see Maryse back. But right now she's busy dealing with our wedding stuff because she's the one that has to do it all since I'm not home. "
MVP discusses his options in wrestling
"The good news is all options are open. A return to NJPW, or WWE is possible, and yes, even TNA is possible. It feels good to have options."
Sheamus wants Undertaker at Wrestlemania
"I'd definitely like to take on The Undertaker. That's definitely a dream of mine. I just feel like I can bring a new dynamic in there with him."
Paul London: Triple H is jealous of Rob Van Dam
"That is another reason I'm pretty sure I won't be returning there any time soon. Hunter was pretty obviously jealous of certain individuals. I'm not saying he was jealous of me. I could tell he was envious of (Rob) Van Dam. He was extremely envious of Rob's success. He was jealous of Van Dam's personality. He was jealous that people gravitated towards Rob, because people liked being around Rob because he was very positive. The most glaring was the work rate. Hunter has had the same matches his whole career. If the guy is so damn tough, why does he need a sledgehammer. How do you justify this guying be a bad ass if he always has a weapon. Hunter is like that nerd that throws out a joke expecting the room to start laughing and ends up laughing at his own joke."
Paul London bashes Chris Benoit
"Chris was dark, he was extremely dark. We used to have a joke that Chris was tri-polar, because it was a step up from bi-polarity. He would flip sometimes. I think a combination of Chris' background of with steroids, mixed with the partying, is a recipe for disaster. One of them is a recipe for disaster. Its literally taking Drano and pouring it on your hard drive. See what that does for your computer."
Jesse Ventura reveals reason for WWE departure
"It was over a video game. Vince signed a contract with (Nintendo) and told me that I couldn't sign an endorsement deal with another company (Sega). I told Vince that he didn't own me; I wasn't working under a contract at that time."
Shawn Michaels talks about drug addiction
"I was doing everything I could to kill myself except put a loaded weapon in my hand."
Jim Ross does not want Chris Benoit son in wrestling
"I have mixed emotions. My gut says stay away, learn a trade, get educated and lead a normal, productive life."
Hulk Hogan needs a job
"I would love to be at WrestleMania XXX, I would love to have a ringside seat. But, the truth is I do need a job. I quit TNA."
Jim Ross talks about fixing TNA
"While back on the topic of TNA, their issues allegedly are many. I don't know their internal status so when people ask me what I would do to 'fix their problems' any answer that I would provide would be less than thought out or based on a through study of the company."
Brie Bella criticizes Eva Marie
"We definitely have our moments where we get along great but you will see a lot more of Eva just kind of being herself and just trying to get ahead without working hard. She has her ways."
Jim Ross discusses bullying in WWE
"It isn't condoned by the talent or management. There's no place for it."
Eve Torres discusses WWE return
"I don't see it happening. But I know myself enough to know that I'm not going to sit here and say that it's never going to happen."
Paul Heyman wants Wrestlemania spot
"I've never managed in the main event at WrestleMania and I would love that."
Goldust loses weight
"It's awesome. I think I've stumbled upon the fountain of youth or something. I'm 44 years old and I'm down to high school weight (225)."
Lex Luger discusses Sting going to WWE
"I know Sting loves his time in TNA but at the same time he's never told me he has refused the idea of ever going to WWE."
Chris Jericho discusses Shawn Michaels return
"Honestly knowing Shawn Michaels, I don't think so. That's my opinion."
Mickie James talks about abruptly dropping TNA title
"Uh, that was more of a last minute decision, because you know my contract was about to expire. You can't as a company have the championship on someone who isn't employed. I understand the decision and respect it."