On how he met his wife and OVW Knockout stand-out Jessie Belle: "Tracy Smothers is to blame", says Howe. Jessie was playing Smothers' illegitimate legitimate daughter at the time and Howe, who had not met her before, was amazed by what a b---h she was on the microphone. One thing lead to another, and with a little help they ended up getting together and are now married. Howe says she's the "Social Media Queen" and to friend her on facebook and follow her on Twitter.
On being trained by Tracy Smothers: "I don't want to say he's underrated because he had great success. But, he's just so good!" He talks about how Smothers didn't just teach moves but also taught a complete package of moves and getting your character together. He does not have enough good things he can say about the experience of working with "The Wild Eyed Southern Boy".
On WWE Tough Enough: "It was the biggest springboard I could possibly have". He mentions that he was one of the least experienced talents brought in for the show and he thought it was challenging. When comparing that to other reality shows, he feels that Tough Enough was more physical & mentally demanding. He also says that how it played off on TV is close to how the experience really was.
If he had to credit just one major influence from both wrestling and music, who would it be? "Music: Angus Young (AC/DC). Wrestling: Believe it or not, The Ultimate Warrior. I remember as a kid, he was the only one who came out to heavy metal music and had the hair. As I've gotten older, I certainly appreciate the work of Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and those kinds of guys." Howe remembers for a very early Birthday having to choose between a "Macho King" Randy Savage or an Ultimate Warrior Wrestling Buddy (the stuffed wrestlers). He chose Warrior. But, he feels it was even because not long after he got a "Macho King" bop it punching bag that bounces back at you.
On if the doors are open at WWE and TNA still: "I believe the doors are wide open for me at WWE and TNA. I am at TNA's training facility in OVW." He says he believes he handled himself well at Tough Enough and here would be no reason to have a closed door at WWE. He goes on to say that he works a lot of independent shows and to be sure and hit him up on Facebook and Twitter to keep up on upcoming shows.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman Dead At 44 Years Old
Scary Moment At Tonight's WWE NXT Live Event
Kanye West Asks For Hulk Hogan And Ric Flair For His Party, Gets Another WWE Star Instead
Daniel Bryan Collection Being Added To Network, Jericho And Styles Team Up, Sasha Banks Speaks, More
Stephanie McMahon's Instagram Hacked, Brock Lesnar - Smackdown Note, Split Crew For SmackDown
Bret Hart Issues Statement After Cancer Surgery
WWE SmackDown Recap (2/11): Jericho Vs. Styles, Dudley Boyz Heel Promo, Sasha Banks, Wyatts, More
WWE Star Asks To Face The Undertaker, WWE Hires PR Firm For Stephanie McMahon, WWE Star - MMA Note
Titus O'Neil Suspension Changed, WWE On If Suspension Was Racially Motivated, Titus' Text To WWE
WWE Star Reportedly Suspended For Unprofessional Conduct Towards Vince McMahon
Backstage Talk On Vince McMahon Suspending Titus O'Neil To Send A Message To The WWE Roster
Batista Says He Told Titus O'Neil To Request His WWE Release Following Suspension
Braun Strowman WrestleMania Plans Reportedly Changed, Possible WWE World Title Feud For This Year
Muhammad Hassan's First Full Interview In Years: Heat In WWE, Leaving Wrestling, Trump, Hogan, More