WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Inc Podcast for an in-depth interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On The Undertaker still wrestling to this day: “It doesn’t surprise me because he’s a loyal person. He loves Vince, Vince loves him, he’s been loyal to Vince ever since the day he went there. If you ever have the chance to meet The Undertaker you would understand, because he’s one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He’s one of the guys that would take his time; he’ll come to TV and he’ll take his time and walk down to the ring and get with the young talent and help them with their match. The don’t ask him, and they don’t have to because he’ll come out and do it on his own. He was always a person that you could go to in the locker room and if you had a problem you could talk to him and he would straighten it out for you.
“‘Taker is one of the nicest guys in the world, when I was managing him in WCW I had a great time with him then. The day that he left to come to Vince, me and him were in Jim Herr’s office on the same day. What happened there was I think Ole Anderson was the booker and Ole Anderson told him that he was tall, he had red hair and he would never draw a dime, so Ole offered him low-ball money and ‘Taker didn’t take it. The next thing I know, he went to Vince and he was The Undertaker, so congratulations to him. He’s a great guy. You can see him now, he’s still out there hustling and bustling, and I know he’s beat up and he’s hurting, but he’s loyal and he’s gonna go until the wheels stop turning.”
On Brock Lesnar seemingly on his way out of WWE to return to UFC: “It really doesn’t surprise me because sometimes you take a lot of guys and before they sign, they make a lot of demands on what they want and what they don’t want. I think Brock just understands maybe how valuable he is to the company, so he makes these demands and I guess he just shows up whenever he’s supposed to or whenever they call him. I don’t know, I don’t know anybody else and I’ve never seen anybody else do that. But I’m just saying God bless him, if he’s got it like that, then go ‘head.”
Check out the complete Teddy Long interview at WrestlingInc.com.