|By Marc Middleton | October 01, 2012 | Comments|
Source: Wrestle Talk Radio
"Fast forward a year later, to Wrestlemania 17 and it was like 'Ok, there's some pretty good matches here'. We had Rock/Austin, Undertaker/ Triple H, Shane/Vince , I mean it was a pretty stacked card and we were really proud of the fact that one of the main events of that show was the Hardy's, the Dudley's and Edge and Christian. We knew we were doing something different and we had to come through and had to deliver; we knew we could do something that no one else was doing. I do remember that night though; we got to the back and were like 'Man, the crowd wasn't that great, huh? I don't know; they just weren't there like we thought.' We'd done some ridiculous spots; not realizing, up until that point we'd never worked a crowd of that size or a dome for that matter, so the sound goes straight up; it doesn't come at you like it does in an arena. So, that was an adjustment because we watched it back and we were like 'Oh, the crowd was going nuts; we just couldn't hear it.' So that was pretty interesting."
Who came up with the idea of the 'Five Second Pose' gimmick: "I wish, I wish I could tell you whose exact idea. I do know that Jay (Christian), myself and Brian Gewirtz (now Head Writer of RAW) would all sit down and we would just bounce ridiculous things off the wall to see what would stick; whether it was words or you know. The genesis of it started when I remember saying 'I don't want to come through the crowd anymore. I think that whole Goth, mysterious thing; we aren't that anymore. We should be cocky; we should not want the audience to touch us.' So, that was the genesis of that whole thing and then it became: 'Ok, we'll still give you fans something; we'll let you take our picture for five seconds.' That's kind of where that all was born, but the three of us would just sit around and say 'What about rediculosity? That could work, huh? What about toolshed? Those are good words. How about Reeking of Awesomeness?' If it made us laugh, it stuck."
On hugging Kane on Smackdown: "We've have (had some hellacious feuds) and outside the ring, he's one of my close friends, so the idea I could hug him on national TV and he really has no choice in the matter really tickled my funny bone. I loved the idea because I know, inside, he's going 'Oh my God' and I'm loving that fact because I pitched the idea so I was like 'Ok, I wanna do …. I want to hug those guys' and they went 'Oh, ok. Sure.' And Daniel Bryan is one of my favorite guys too so I figured if I could interact with these two, and do something just fun. I don't want come back and do these serious, angry promos; there's no pay off. So, you know, if I could be involved in a fun moment and something that kids can have fun with and people are going to get a kick out of. I get a kick out of too; I get all fired up and kind of make stuff up while I'm out there. That's always fun for me too is to try and get them to break; a lot of the things I said, they didn't know I was going to say. That's always fun, to see if I can get the big fella to smile. And then, I really enjoy Damien Sandow; I really like what he's doing. So I thought this is cool, this is awesome; I can further something, I can be there and help further something along, it helps Haven. Everybody wins."
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