Road Warrior Animal was one-half of one of the most identifiable and over acts in professional wrestling, and one of the most legendary tag teams ever. Still, it apparently doesn't do him any favors when trying to get work from the WWE.
Animal appeared on the latest edition of the Jobbing Out podcast recently, and spoke to the hosts about trying to gain employment from the WWE as a coach at the WWE Performance Center. Apparently, WWE wasn't interested.
"I've approached them. Dusty (Rhodes) approached them on my behalf. For whatever reason, the office has their favorite guys. I understand that. One of the first deals I made when I signed with Vince McMahon was that when I was done that I wanted to coach. It's water under the bridge, it ain't going to happen. It's never going to happen," Animal said.
Animal singled out the Performance Center needing tag team wrestling coaching in particular. He said that there's a lot of favoritism involved in who gets jobs right now, and he things that coaching the tag division is crucial.
"You have to have guys coaching who know tag team wrestling. You have to have the experience. The business has to get away from 'this guy is my buddy, so he gets a job,'" said Animal.
You can check out the full interview at this link, and you can see Animal during his appearance at Maryland Championship Wrestling this weekend.