The Sandman recently had the opportunity to take some time off his busy scheduled to speak with www.RingsideMAYHEM.com, below is the full interview:
Andy Steven: Firstly I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview for www.RingsideMAYHEM.com.
How different is the atmosphere backstage in WWE/ECW than the old ECW days?
The Sandman: Right now it s a lot different just because we haven t traveled up and down the road together to get that family bond. But give us sometime and we will get there it will be the same.
Andy Steven: What can we expect from The Sandman in ECW?
The Sandman: I have no idea yet what to expect.
Andy Steven: How long is ECW planned to run for?
The Sandman: I have no idea all I know is I have been signed for a year.
Andy Steven: Who would you like to see back in ECW?
The Sandman: Raven, Rhyno, The Dudleys, Bam Bam Bigelow.
Andy Steven: If were given the opportunity to bring a WWE RAW or SmackDown superstar over to ECW, who would it be and why?
The Sandman: Rey Mysterio because he was one of the originals and his style matches ECW s style.
Andy Steven: What is your thought s on ECW One Night Stand and the debut of ECW on Sci Fi? Is there anything you would have improved if you could? Would you off taken anything off?
The Sandman: I enjoyed my segment with the Zombie at first it was going to be a Martian but Sci-Fi didn t like our idea of a Martian then it was going to be a cook to spoof the food network then they went with the Zombie. As far as the rest of the show I really don t know I didn t get to see it.
Andy Steven: Is The Sandman going to hunt for the ECW Championship? When will we see the ECW Championship belt on you?
The Sandman: I have no idea at this point I am fine right now with my position on the roster and what the have in mind for me.
Andy Steven: How much WWE creative impact is going into ECW? Are the wrestlers getting their say?
The Sandman: I don t know how much input the WWE is having or Paul or anything like that. We are getting to put in our ideas and things yes.
Andy Steven: Where is New Jack? Do you see him making an ECW return?
The Sandman: I don t know where he is and I think maybe he will be coming I really don t know.
Andy Steven: How are the WWE superstars treating the ECW wrestlers?
The Sandman: They are treating us with respect and I haven t seen any egos. Actually The Big Show has been a big help to me back stage and Kurt has taught me so much that I will never be able to pay him back for all he has done for me.
Andy Steven: What was your thought s when you were told you had to beat a Zombie up on ECW s debut on Sci Fi? Who is the Zombie? What is planned for him?
The Sandman: I was fine with it like I said it was going to be a Martian. I like he good he wrestles in Puerto Rico and the Indy s. As far as what they have planned for him I hope they use him he is a good guy but I don t know what they intend to do with him.
Andy Steven: I would like to thank you very much once again for taking this time to take part in this interview for www.RingsideMAYHEM.com, I wish you the best of luck in the future and my last question is if you could jump to WWE RAW or SmackDown brand would you?
The Sandman: No problem, thanks check out my website (www.TheExtremeIcon.com). Between RAW & SmackDown; wherever they want to put me.