The current state of wrestling and what he foresees happening moving forward:
"We are in unchartered territory, and I think we are all in for some rocky roads ahead with this business. Vince got his dream, it took him a little longer than the late 80's to buy out every wrestling territory, but he finally did it. You though after WCW that the business would all be his. TNA stuck around, but now it's just pretty much his for the taking. You see, real quick, what I mean by that is, what made ECW popular, and what made us successful was we were the rebellious, we were the anti-WWE. If you didn't like WWE and you didn't like WCW, we were those guys, that you would root for, the underdogs, the rebels that said, 'F You, we're not going to take this bulls#*t,' and you can get behind that. We were the cool kids on the block.
"Today, you ask fans what they want, they want WWE, it's all they know. Vince got his wish and I think as a business, we really need to reevaluate it, and we need to proceed carefully because it's going to be Vince, and Indy wrestling. Indy wrestling is good, can be very good, but it can also be atrocious. Guys that aren't trained, guys that have no clue, guys that shouldn't be in the ring. A lot has got to be done and unfortunately, there is no body of commissioners, or workers, or regulators. It's the wild west out there. That really hurts it too, where anybody with a couple thousand dollars can buy a ring, have a school and put on shows. It's a step up from a backyard promotion, with a ring. it confuses the market place, if fans go to one of these sh#t shows, won't go back, they will just wait for WWE and then it's what Vince wanted after all."
The incident involving Scott Hall that wound up be a focal point of the ESPN special done on him:
"It happened kind of so quick. Basically, what happened, we being the Kliq, and a lot of the guys in the 90's, we just kind of ran in the business like we were rock stars, you know. Kind of doing the Sunset Strip thing, like the 80's glam bands, that's how we lived. Groupies, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. For us it was just another day at the office and you never think you are as bad as you are. To be honest, Scott wasn't the only one screwed up, I was just a lot better off than he was. The promoter, a lot of it goes on him, because he never should've put Scott out there. But Scott, he didn't care and he wasn't in the right frame of mind to police himself, obviously, we have all seen the footage. But it was just one of those things with promoters, it just shows the side of the business where it doesn't matter who you are or what condition you are in, you're a dog and even if we just have to push you out there dead, so they don't have to give the money back kind of a thing. It was a blatant disregard for a performer's health. Obviously, Scott has admitted he had demons throughout his career and myself included have had demons throughout my career. We're both recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. So, it just shows that we are just pieces of trash, to go out there at any cost to entertain. But there's casualties to it. It was one of those examples at how the dirty and ugly side of the business can be."
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