WWE Breaking Ground Narrator William Shatner was interviewed by SI.com recently and spoke about his relationship with WWE. Below are a couple of highlights:
"Vince McMahon would have been great on the Enterprise. We talk every so often, and he had a writer that I knew and cared about and I'd worked with. That writer has since died, but he was responsible for a lot of the best plot lines. McMahon has created a form of entertainment that is very amusing, and it is both antiquated and brand new."
His connection with WWE
"I had written, produced, and directed TekWar, which was a detective story from the future. One of the publicists said, 'I can get you on WWE out of Texas, and they're on the hour before TekWar goes on and it will be great publicity and a great intro. So I went down there and tossed Jerry Lawler out of the ring. Thank God he jumped as high as he could with only a little assistance from me, and out of the ring he went. I had the best time with the entire wrestling world. Since then, I've loved coming back. I introduced Jerry Lawler at the Hall of Fame, and got booed. The people didn't want to see a Hollywood fake in there, they wanted to see a real person. But I've had the best time with them, and they want me to come back and do a number of projects, and I'm looking for the time to do it."
You can check out the full interview here.