|By Raj Giri||February 09, 2013 | Comments|
On the reaction he got on Raw the night his name was announced for the Hall of Fame: "That was a big shock to me, because when I heard that they were going to make the announcement in Atlanta, I'll be very honest with you guys, I didn't know what to expect. But I certainly didn't expect any kind of big reaction. I thought it might get a polite yay or okay. (Laughs). So when I was watching it and I saw the piece that was put together, and I saw the reaction of the people, I couldn't believe it to be honest with you. I was in shock. I thought, my gosh this isn't Madison Square Garden, this is Atlanta. I wrestled in Atlanta, but not like the Garden or some of the other arenas around here. To see that reaction from fans who probably weren't around when I was wrestling. That just blew me away."
Who does he want to present him at Madison Square Garden: "Paul said to me that they usually let the persons being inducted choose who they want. However he asked me if I would allow them to think about it for a while. They want to bring someone who they think would be fitting for the occasion. Someone who is worldly known. I don't know who they have in mind. But if it were me, there would be a number of people I would suggest. My good buddy, Dominic Denucci. Guys like Ivan Koloff who took the title from me and who I had some of the greatest matches with. There is Bill Watts who I have a history with. Look at the history I had with Larry Zbyszko. I always wanted to go out on top, that was my dream. The last thing I did in this business was with Zbyszko. Look what we did at Shea Stadium. We sold out Shea Stadium and turned them away from every arena that we went into. What a way to go out. He would be pretty darn good at that as well. I'll leave it up to them because they have their own idea."
With him now in the WWE Hall of Fame, if he now considers it legitimate: "Now I do! (Laughs) The other thing I asked and they are planning on doing it down the road is a building. A building that people can visit. It's down the road like I said but it's in the works."
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