|By Jay Calderon | September 25, 2012 | Comments|
On why he is no longer vegan and the fans' reaction: "I became a vegan for health issues and then I developed a soy intolerance. So, I've been getting really sick lately. it's a very unmanly way to stop being vegan, to have a soy intolerance. [Laughs.] But I was getting sick all the time, and they were trying to figure out what it was and they found out it was the soy.
"Being on the road, being vegan and trying to get your protein in other than soy, there's just nothing to eat. There's soy in everything. Most of the vegan things you can eat are tofu dishes and whatnot, made out of soy.
"But, we did a food/blood/allergy test to found out what i can eat and whatnot. So, it's not like I'm eating loads of meat or anything like that. I'm eating mostly eggs and stuff for my protein.
"But, I don't know when this came out to people, but all of a sudden on Twitter, people have just been bashing me on Twitter. The vegan community has been very angry. [Laughs.]"
On what he envisioned for himself in wrestling before he started out and growing up shy: "When I started in wrestling, I always thought I would be like a Dean Malenko type, I just wanted to wrestle. You know? And I never actually thought I would be in WWE or WCW or anything like that. I thought I'd mostly wrestle in Japan, which is what I did a lot for the first ten years of my career.
"I just thought that they like guys that are big, they like guys like Ryback. Ryback is exactly what WWE wants. He eats loads of meat, he's big, he's strong, he's kind of weird. You know what I mean. [Laughs.]
"So, yeah, somebody like Ryback is the perfect prototype for what the WWE wants and I never fit into that mold. Even in high school, I had to do a report in front of people and I'd get really nervous and stutter and stuff. But you just let me go out there and wrestle and I love doing it. But, I've developed into being able to talk in front of large crowds."
On some of his favorite wrestlers when he was growing up: "If you had an animal, I was like, 'Oh, this guys my favorite.' The British Bulldogs -- OK, years later, I came to appreciate Dynamite Kid, but that wasn't the reason I liked the British Bulldogs. I liked them because of Matilda. 'Oh, look at that Bulldog. It's so cute.'
On whether a woman has ever chanted "Yes!" during an intimate moment: "One, that's very happened. It doesn't... it's never... I don't know if this is PG. It's not long enough. [Laughs.] I'm just kidding! ... Yeah, the story I'm telling. Yeah.
"Anyway, no, it's never happened to me. If it were to happen, I would probably roll my eyes. I would just roll my eyes and go, 'Come on.'"
On if he's ever heard from Diego Sanchez, the MMA fighter he borrowed the "Yes!" chant from: "He's never approached me. But, I did hear an interview from he saying that he thought it was cool and that sort of thing. I think he's a great fighter.
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