Former WWE Superstar Big Vito recently spoke with the folks at the Duke Loves Rasslin podcast for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On Paul Heyman helping him to make the decision to leave ECW for WCW: “I said, ‘Paul I got an offer from WCW, but I want to stay here I don’t want to go.’ He said, ‘You’ve been wrestling a long time, this is your chance, ya know? You have my blessing, you gotta go!'”
On wearing a dress in WWE and his push in the company being cut short: “Stephanie and Vince asked me [to wear the dress] and I said ‘okay,’ and then the first time I smiled on TV, the people were behind me. And then I became a fan favorite, I went undefeated for four months. Then, when you make it in the business and you get a little chippy, because they really didn’t expect you to get over so much. Remember when I was supposed to fight King Booker and I went undefeated for four months? Well, they put Undertaker in that spot. That’s politics 101!”
On the differences between young talent today and in the past: “If a veteran told you something you took it, you booked it, You learned it and you remembered it. Today, young wrestlers get advice and will say “Who the hell of you? You’re a nobody, you never drew a dime.” I know I never drew a dime, but you’re only here for a cup of coffee, but you didn’t even earn the cup yet!”
Check out the complete Big Vito interview above or at YouTube.com.