Adam Rose recently spoke with Donald Wood and the folks at Ring Rust Radio & Bleacher Report. Below are some highlights from their conversation:
Could he and The Bunny be tag team champions?
Well, of course anything is possible so I would not say that's out of the question. At the end of the day Bunny and I go so far back. We're best friends and kindred spirits. I'm just happy to see him finally stepping forward. I know how hard he has worked to get to where he is now. Its not easy being a bunny and breaking ground like that. People don't understand that and that he has had a hard journey. I'm really proud of him and really excited for him. Who knows what the future holds for Adam Rose and the Bunny and the entire Exotic Express and all of my Rosebuds. Anything is possible in the WWE.
The inspiration behind the Exotic Express When Adam Rose finally did finally step foot within the WWE the whole point was to make an impact, to be different, and to bring something that has never been brought before. To bring the party to the WWE and that's exactly what we've done with the Exotic Express of course, my party party full of all my happy Rosebuds who want nothing more than to have a good time. So its an experience and I think that's what people need to realize. Its an experience and you want to be a part of it and be a part of the totally different exotic experience we are bringing.
Whether or not developing a new character quickly helped or hindered the transition to the main roster:
I think at the end of the day the Exotic Express is on Raw and SmackDown and in the WWE. If you look at it, it is a perfect fit. At the end of the day the party keeps on rolling and we are rolling onto SmackDown this Tuesday in Philly and its going to be one heck of an experience. It's going to be the entire Exotic Express with Adam Rose and the Bunny. Of course October is the month where WWE is partnered with Susan G. Komen and its going to be all pink, everything, its going to be an explosion of pink. There going to have the pink ramp, pink rope, and pink everything. So of course October is going to be a very exciting month for everyone involved.
Benefits wrestlers are afforded when they're developing at NXT:
I think NXT is becoming so much more now than just a developmental territory. I think the greatest thing at your disposal is all the knowledge. There is so many people involved there with so many years of experience. So many different wells of knowledge you can dip into that it really is amazing. You got so many great coaches like Bill Demott, Norman Smiley, Nick Dinsmore, and Terry Taylor. If you work out the amount of years of experience in that building at one given moment its incredible. You have everything at your fingertips - seven rings to practice in, training ground, rehab center, places to practice promos and commentary, even Dusty Rhodes is involved. Everything is at your disposal while you are there and there is no excuse really to not achieve or not be the best superstar you can be coming out of there. It is where you want to be. NXT is so much more than just that now. Its growing into its entire own thing. It is really exciting to watch NXT and the Superstars coming out of there.
Differences between working NXT and the other top shows:
NXT definitely prepares you for whats to come and that's one of the main purposes of NXT is to prepare for whats to come on Raw and SmackDown. It's much bigger once you get to Raw and SmackDown, everything is far more intense. You've practiced the dance and now its time to perform the actual dance. Its time to take that stage and all that you've learned, all the years of experience at NXT and make them work for you. It's different but it definitely prepares you for it.
What caused the change from the Leo Kruger character to Adam Rose and his initial reaction:
I'm just going to answer this with this comment: "The best characters are those that are extensions of yourself." I think Adam Rose is most definitely just an extension of the man behind him.
If he could make any current or former WWE Superstar an honorary Rosebud, who would it be and why?
Oh, most definitely Khali. I'd love to get my hands on Khali and get him in the Exotic Express. We all know he can dance but I think we have only scratched the surface of Khali's potential to party and that's why I would love to get my hands on the Great Khali. I think that would be amazing.
Is there anybody other than The Bunny on the Exotic Express that could surprise fans when they step into the ring:
That's the thing, I don't want to say anything too quickly. At the end of the day you will have to watch and see. There is still a lot of tricks in the Party Express. There's still a lot of Rosebuds that the world has yet to meet. Who knows what the future holds.