Normally I don't care much for interviews with wrestlers or athletes because it seems like they give cliched answers or don't answere the questions, but I have to say this was pretty interesting. Big Dave was surprisingly outspoken, I thought, for a guy that isn't one of the veterans. He had some harsh (but true) stuff to say about Smackdown, Goldberg, and his old Deacon Dave character.
But be warned, those of you HHH haters should really avoid the last question he's asked. It made me cringe, but it's also actually pretty funny. Unless Batista thinks it's true. . .
I think if you're around Triple H (or anyone) every day, talking to him, learning from him, wrestling him, watching him, hanging out with him, you may have a different perspective of Triple H than the rest of us.
Well, Big Dave also was a big Warlord fan, so that tends to cloud his judgement.
His remarks about the Smackdown crew were pretty damning, though since the interview seemed somewhat "in character," it could have been just part of the Smackdown vs. Raw rivarlry. Since it is clear that WWE favours Raw in terms of promotion, writing, talent and just general attention paid, can you really blame the Smackdown guys for feeling disheartened?
I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits." --- President Jed Bartlett, The West Wing
"Well if you can't learn about the business being on the road with those two - who will just sit and dissect wrestling matches and crowds - then you must be dumb.
"You learn the physical aspect of wrestling and how to react to crowds when you're in the ring, but I've have definitely learnt more in the car with them.
"Talking about your match afterwards and laying out all the different scenarios - what could have happened, what should have happened, what worked and what didn't - is when you really pick things up." -- Dave Batista
Dave is Dean?
The Goal: SLACK The Method: The Casting Out of False Prophets The Weapon: Time Control The Motto: "Fuck Them All of they Can't Take a Joke"
Okay, this is silly and probably wouldn't work, but the thought makes me laugh. Someone's interviewing RVD backstage, like Terri. She wonders why a guy with "Whatever" on his shirt wants the World Title in the first place.