From the Rob Fienstein shoot interview at Smart Marks.
Raven- Cool guy who taught them a lot, but he also has a very dickish side of himself. Used to call up the ECW office to tell Stevie Richards to pick up his laundry (Stevie was a paid assistant to Raven because of Raven’s full-time drug habit) or tell Gabe “Make sure Feinstein sends me my tapes” whenever he talked to him. Would analyze everyone’s matches and tell them what they needed to do and what they needed to stop doing in order to get over. The strangest story anyone has to tell would be the night Gabe hung out with Raven in a Philadelphia nightclub and heard a 30-minute dissertation about the Mr. Wrestling II heel turn. While Raven was talking, he’d be getting hit on by all kinds of hot girls and he would say “Shut the fuck up… I’m talking about Mr. Wrestling II’s heel turn”.
Not to sound like a shill or anything, but I really recommed that you pick up both of Raven's shoot interviews, as they are some of the most interesting, hilarious, and informative things I've ever seen. Most say they are on the same level as the Jim Cornette shoot interview. I've never seen that one, but I can only imagine that is insanely entertaining, which Raven's interviews are as well.
The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
I never even got the point of having Animal around. "Lets try to increase the sale of this DVD set by having one its stars on TV every week looking old, fat and washed up." WTF kind of thinking is that?