Jim Duggan Slams Vince Russo, Mike Mondo Talks Time With Spirit Squad In WWE
|By Raj Giri||July 12, 2012 | Comments|
"Egomaniac. I think he took a lot of credit for turning WWE around," said Duggan. "That's how he got into WCW. Like he had saved the WWE from WCW. You know WWE is a lot like Mid-South was. You know Bill Watts would Ernie Ladd, Bill Dundee and 3 or 4 other guys give him ideas. But, Bill Watts would make the final decision. Same with Vince McMahon, he makes the decisions up there. Russo was just one of the guys that gave him ideas to turn that company around. Of course him coming down to WCW and that's what I don't understand. If a guy takes WCW with unimaginable resources and flushes that down the toilet, why would someone at TNA give him the reigns down there? That doesn't make any sense."
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- Former WWE talent and current ROH member Mike Mondo joined Kayfabe Wrestling Radio Tuesday Night. During the interview, Mondo discussed his time in WWE as a member of the Spirit Squad.
"Originally, I wasn't scheduled to be in the Spirit Squad," Mondo revealed. "It was supposed to be, Elijah was supposed to be that other guy, but I guess at some point he turned it down. For whatever reason, I don't know. So that opened up a spot; now, there were a lot of candidates for that spot and it happened to be right place, right time and luck.
"I was in New York and Dreamer called me and said 'You're in New York, right?' and I told him yeah. He goes, 'Can you be in New Jersey in the Continental Airlines Arena on Monday?' I told him 'Hell yeah'. So he goes "alright, put some highlights and look as GQ as possible, I might have a spot for you in the Spirit Squad'. And I'm like 'Wha, what?!' …You've got to realize, I was in a rutt in my career. I didn't know where I was going; what I was doing. I was starting to lose my confidence a bit, I was stalemated. So, when I heard this, it was like Wow, OK, some direction.
"So, I asked Dreamer, 'Wait, what do you mean. How should I look?' He said 'Like Nemeth (WWE's Dolph Ziggler)'. Just get blonde highlights. So I show up and Stephanie goes 'Yep, that works. Looks good. I like it.' And then Johnny (Laurinaitis) comes up and goes 'Do your best cheerleading impression' so I just busted out a cheer, like a cheerleader would do; upbeat, energetic, moving around dancing, busted out a cartwheel in catering. Everyone was like 'who is this nut?' I mean, I wanted a damn job! So they put me and Kenny on the road that weekend at a couple of house shows, so that's how that started and I got the spot."
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