Robbie E Talks Joining TNA, Rampage, Working With Hulk Hogan, His WWE Cameo, TNA In GA Tonight
Robbie E: We've had Angelina on our show, we've had JWoww, we've had Ronnie. Obviously that show at the time was super huge. So whenever they're on our show, it's going to attract viewers and for me to be involved with them while the new viewers are watching is a big thing because it just makes me more popular and more known and more of a star, which is really all I care about.
WrestlingINC.com: You mentioned being a Hulk Hogan fan growing up. What's it like now working with him in TNA?
Robbie E: It's good. It's just now, instead of wanting his autograph when I take a picture with him, I just want to make the money he makes.
WrestlingINC.com: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson signed this week. It sounds kind of similar to the deal King Mo did with Bellator and TNA. What's been your reaction to that announcement?
Robbie E: Again, it's kind of like when you brought up the Jersey Shore people earlier. Bringing someone into wrestling that is a huge star, just on a different platform, so when you bring him here he's going to attract so many new fans to Impact Wrestling that he has, it's great for us. It's great for him. Perhaps I could pull him aside and he can teach me some crazy MMA stuff and I can use that and incorporate it into some of my matches.
WrestlingINC.com: Do you follow MMA at all?
Robbie E: I watch it here and there, but to be honest, with our schedule and stuff, I don't really get to sit down and watch full shows or anything.
WrestlingINC.com: Do you think from what you have seen, do you think it's possible to do both concurrently and be successful doing both?
Robbie E: Yeah, why not? If you dedicate your life to doing both, pretty much your whole time will be occupied by it, but if that's what's more important to you tanning and gym then more power to you.
WrestlingINC.com: You guys have a live event [tonight] in Rome, GA also. Have you been to Rome before?
Robbie E: I have been to Rome, but not Rome, GA. But I will be there and I'm looking forward to it.
WrestlingINC.com: Do you know who you'll be facing at the event?
Robbie E: I don't, but as far as Impact Wrestling live events, they are an experience. It's not just coming to a wrestling show. You're really buying a ticket and you have so many opportunities when you buy a ticket. You could pay a little bit more money for the meet and greet package where you basically get to meet every wrestler on the roster that's there that night. You're paying whatever extra and you get to meet Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, Bully Ray, Sting, whoever's on the show. That is unheard of. You can't do that anywhere else. It really is a full on experience and it's fan friendly. There's throwaways in the audience and giveaways and stuff throughout the show and surprises. Going to an Impact Wrestling show is like going to not other wrestling show.
Also, fans in Georgia, make sure to check out the Impact Wrestling World Tour at The Forum Civic Center in Rome, GA tonight. Robbie E, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, James Storm, Bad Influence, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode and Gail Kim are amongst the wrestlers scheduled to appear. Tickets are on sale at The Forum Civic Center box office, forumevents.org and charge by phone at 706-291-5281 or 1-800-858-7601. Tickets start at $15, and fans who purchase a $65 ticket will receive an early-entry autograph session with select TNA at 5:30 p.m.. You can also follow Robbie on Twitter @RobbieEImpact, on Instagram at RobbieEImpact and on his website, Robbie-E.com.