The Unsanctioned Podcast at FightBooth PW recently recently spoke with former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson regarding his controversial career. Johnson responded to recent criticism, his relationship with WWF talent from his time there, racist incidents, WCW, his relationship with Booker T and Stevie Ray, not becoming WWE champion, and much more. You can check out the full interview in the video above, below are some highlights:
His backstage scuffle with The Rock:
"What happened was, he was back in the locker room and I was already back there on the other side of the lockers, so, he couldn't see me. And he walked in there with Triple H and Shawn, and they were all talking and they were making black jokes, and they didn't know I was there. When Triple H said, 'Man, we were joking Rocky, we were joking,' and Rock said, 'That's okay, people look at me and think I'm black. I'm not black, man. My [mom] had an affair on my dad with a white man. That's my dad. The white guy is my dad.'
"He was serious as a heart attack. So I stepped from around the locker and said, 'What you just say?' He said, 'Aw, aw, nothing, man, you know just here bulls--tting,' and I said, 'Yeah, I heard you over there selling that bulls--t, man. What did you say about your dad? You mean to tell me this man bust his ass for us to be in this federation, and you're denying him?' Then he got cocky and said, 'Man, this ain't none of your business' Once he said that, we went for blows. After that, Ron Simmons and Papa Shango broke it up."
Responds to Teddy Long recently calling him an "idiot":
"That b---h. First of all, I don't even know this punk motherf--ker. Ain't never met him once in my life. Never. Never ever been in the same room with this fool. And I'll tell you right now, straight up, if I ever see him cause he's got himself going around with churches and being a Christian, I swear to God if he ever comes to Houston, I'm giving you my word, I'm going to that church where it is he is, and I'm gonna go to him and I'm gonna slap him in the f--king face. And I mean that with all my heart. He's going to be more elderly when I get done with him."
His thoughts on the The New Day:
"Now come on, don't one of them got a doctorate degree or something? Come on, man. But he [Vince] got you acting like a clown on a clown car. I think it is shucking and jiving for him. I just think that especially homeboy with that degree [Xavier Woods], they can find something better for him. He could be like a Clarence Mason, like a black wrestling Clarence Mason."
If he would welcome closure with Vince McMahon:
"As a man, I would want closure with any man. If could make closure with any man, I would want that. As a man and as a Christian, I would want that. But as far as me kissing your behind, forget it. Naw. That ain't even gonna happen."
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