Wrestling Heels Radio recently interviewed former WWE star Zach Gowen. During the interview, Gowen discussed working for Vince McMahon, if he felt he was being mocked on WWE television, wrestling for WWE and more. Here are a couple of highlights:
Working for Vince McMahon and if he ever felt they were mocking the fact that he had one leg: "I was perfectly fine with everything because I was just so geeked to be there. I grew up the biggest wrestling fan in the world and at 20 years old, for someone to come with me and say, 'You're going to be on television and you're going to make a certain amount of money and you're going to be working with Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan every week.' Wow, how mind blowing is that? It certainly was overwhelming and awesome at the same time. I didn't really understand the business at that time. I was only eight months after my first match when I was signed to WWE which was completely unheard of. I really didn't understand the business and didn't sacrifice enough to get to that spot. So I really didn't appreciate the gift that was handed to me. Now I can. Now I can look back and be like…. wow that was crazy.
"But at the same time I certainly didn't have any objections because I was so happy to be there. I wasn't trying to ruffle any feathers by saying I'm uncomfortable with this. I remember one time I wrestled [John] Cena, and he's so gracious and nice. He had a rap, at the time he was rapping, and he went over the rap with me beforehand because he wanted to make sure I wasn't offended. I thought that was incredibly kind of him and it was a pretty good rap, too. But no, I was never offended by anything they did."
Wrestling his first WWE match against the Big Show: "That was me being completely and utterly geeked and pumped up because that was the main event slot against the Big Show. I was so happy and excited to show off my wrestling ability because I think that was the big secret up to that point. I was presented as the fan who got involved by accident and happened to have one leg and I was integrated into the story line but the people watching for the most part didn't know I could wrestle, so to be able to showcase my talents and abilities to that big of an audience was awesome."
If there is a possibility that he would sign with TNA, or go back to WWE: "Yes, absolutely there's a possibility. I get asked this question every day and I really haven't found a good way to respond to it. The easiest way would be to say… Would I be surprised if I go back to the WWE and the answer is no; would I be surprised if I don't go back to the WWE and the answer is no. I wouldn't be surprised either way because I know the nature of this business. Is it a goal for me to go back to WWE or to TNA? No. My goal for life is to be happy and I know as long as I do the next right thing and help as many people as possible and I live for the world rather than for me that will happen."
Source: Wrestling Heels Radio