Newsday.com has an interview up with Jay Lethal. Highlights are below.
On the dueling Flairs segment: " It was probably the greatest thing I've ever done in my life. Second of all, it was definitely, definitely a little nerve racking especially when you get to the building and you find out that you have to go back and forth with the master of the interview, the master of promos Ric Flair. So right away, I was nervous. Right away, I couldn't think of anything. 'What am I going to say?' And, of course, Ric Flair is one of those guys that you can't talk about anything with unless you're out there. He's the type of guy that, if the microphone is in his hand, then there's no going over what he's going to say. Everything he says he comes up with right then and there. So then, I have no choice but to react to what he's going to say. There was no pre-planning of anything. He's that kind of guy. He just has to do it out there."
On working with Eric Bischoff: " One of the things I'll never forget, one of the first times Eric was here, he actually pulled me aside and he told me he was one of my biggest fans. He gave me his number and told me to call him whenever I had a question. He gave me his email address. I'll never forget that. This guy, I used to watch him on TV. I can probably say I'm one of his biggest fans, and he's telling me he's a fan of mine. I don't think there's any way to describe what happens inside a person when they hear that."
On Flair getting criticism for coming out of retirement: "I'm sorry for the people who look down upon it. But looking at it from my point of view I'm living my dream. I'm about to step foot in the ring with Ric Flair. It doesn't get any better than that. And right now I don't want to spoil it. I don't want to ruin it for myself by thinking about what some of the people are saying, about some of the guys who look down on it the fact that he said he retired and now he's coming back. I can't do that because then the greatest moment of my life will mean nothing to me. So I'm trying to think about any of that. All I've go tin my head is that I'm about to step foot in the ring on pay per view with the Ric Flair."
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.