Arda and Jimmy of Right After Wrestling Radio recently spoke with long time manager and WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart. Here are some highlights:
Jimmy's recent WWE appearances: "Well I did WrestleMania this past year in Atlanta. Then I did something with Jim Neidhart and Nattie. And sometimes I pinch myself and say 'do I really get paid to do this?' Cause I still love to do this kind of stuff."
Jimmy on the current crop of talent in the WWE: "The Miz - he's so cool. I love the Miz, he's one of my favorites. He's so different. He's got that 'it-factor' so he's like the James Dean or Marlon Brando of wrestling. I've done stuff with CM Punk. I saw him 3 or 4 years ago in Chicago and I knew he was just something special. And Cena, man he's so real. He's always doing stuff with the Make-A-Wish foundation and he's so dedicated. And of course Triple H, being up and down the roads with him over the years and now he has a real good spot with the company right now too."
Jimmy's ring gear, being a long time manager and the lack of managers in today's product: "I kept all of my jackets from WrestleMania 1 and so on. And one day I might have a themed restaurant and put them all on display and you can get wings and visit the place. As far as being a manager and having different jackets for each guy, the managers role in the wrestling now is different. I only see Vickie Guerrero doing that role now - a manager/agent type role. The way things change in wrestling, you really don't know. But there's an old saying - 'if you keep doing what you've always done, you're gonna have what you've always had'. And if business is going well in the WWE without managers then you might as well keep doing it. And right now, everything the WWE touches seems to turn to gold."
For the full interview, click here.