"America may have some problems, but it's our home. Our team. And if you don't wanna root for your team...then you should get the hell out of the stadium. Go America."--Stan Marsh, South Park
...and I must admit, he came off as quite cool. He was here in Green Bay for a box-office apperance (tix went on sale for a RAW-brand house show next month.)
Seeing as how people were backed up out of the Resch Center to get tix and his autograph, I didn't have much time to talk to him. But it was nice to see him pay attention to character details the whole time. Examples:
* Cracked on-camera about Flair's age (he was signing flyers w/ pics of the main-event guys: Steiner/Nash vs. HHH/Flair).
* Every now and then, after taking a picture with a fan, he busted out the Tourette's. Very difficult for me not to bust out laughing behind my camera.
* Someone brought an old glossy of him w/ Marlena to sign, and he responds: "Aw, man! You gonna make me look at my ex-wife?" (He then covered her w/ his hand, and signed his half of the photo.)
* I asked him to cut a "Green Bay! You will never forget the name of ooooooohhhhh...Gooolllldduuuuuuuusssttt...*bite*" promo, and he was more than willing to do so.
All in all, extremely cool. First WWE guy I've met since interviewing Rocky in '98, and Mr. Runnels strikes me as the type of dude I'd like to hang out in a bar with, and talk about the biz over a couple-2-3 beers.
And then he didn't get on the PPV...sigh...
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Dustin's always been considered one of the nicer guys in wrestling (according to that vaunted 'backstage gossip') so it's good to see that this rumour was true.
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Well you're in your little room and you're working on something good but if it's really good you're gonna need a bigger room and when you're in the bigger room you might not know what to do you might have to think of how you got started in your little room da da da
I forgot to mention that he was the one who threatened to "cut the throat" of Benoit, leading to to the departure of Benoit , Eddy, et al. to WWE. Then he was embraced because WWE wanted Florida footage I may think of more.