New Jack Talks Extreme Rising, Fight With Balls Mahoney, Problems With First Event, More
|By Raj Giri||November 16, 2012 | Comments|
New Jack: You know what? I have no idea. [Laughs.] I ain't even going to lie to you, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. And I'm not going to ask. When I get there, they'll tell me. Whatever it is that I got to go out there and do, I'll add my little flavor to it and overdo it. You know what I mean? Whatever I gotta do to make people happy and make myself happy, that's what I'm going to do.
This is how I am. I don't call in and how, 'Who am I working?' By me being on the card, I'm getting paid. The rest of that sh-t don't mean nothing.
WrestlingINC: How do you think that Shane Douglas has been doing running the promotion?
New Jack: Um...it's aight. Shane is who Shane is. He's trying to keep it on a professional level, where you have guys coming out and attack Shane. But I think they're forgetting that Shane has the last say-so on who works and who don't. Somebody who ain't never worked with ECW will come in the locker room and start throwing threats at Shane, I will heed warning to you right now. If Shane is touched by anybody he's paying, you will have a guaranteed ass-whooping coming your way.
I don't give a sh-t who it is. Shane is the one that's giving these guys the opportunity. A lot of them think that, oh, somebody else got me in. No, Shane had to put the seal of approval on that. So, if anybody walking into that locker room talking about how they're going to whoop Shane's ass, bro, that's going to be a long day that they're going to remember. I ain't having that from nobody.
WrestlingINC: People have been doing ECW reunion shows for a long time now. What are your thoughts when you hear about other groups doing their ECW shows?
New Jack: I thought of something the other night and it was just something that I pulled out of my ass. Actually, it made me laugh. Right now, there are two sets of Temptations. Remember when the Temptations had two groups and one would be in one city and the other set of Temptations would be in the other city. They were out there running and they were bumping into each other. And they were made. 'We are the real Temptations.' 'We're the real Temptations.' You know what I'm saying?
That's what we got right now. Just a whole bunch of Temptations. Some of the lead singers are over here, some of the back-up singers are over there. So, we just got to out-do them. but what do I think about them doing it? I don't give a sh-t. I mean, people are going to pay to see who they want to see. We could run in the same building. People are going to pay to see the Ravens, the Sandmans, the Sabus and the New Jacks. Then, people are going to pay to see the Balls Mahoneys, the Axl Rottens, the Jerry Lynns. You see what I'm saying?
It's a 3-ring circus but there are different fazes and different places. So, you decide which one you want to see. I could really care less as to them running as long as we running -- I'd work for them, too. I don't care. This is money. As long as it's green and it don't fade when I watch it, I don't care.
WrestlingINC: What are your thoughts on the wrestling business today? Looking at Extreme Rising, WWE and TNA, you've been through the highs and lows. What do you think of the product today?
New Jack: Man, I'm going to be honest, the last time I watched TNA was when we were on the show. And this is the honest to God's truth, the last time I looked at WWE was when Spike Dudley made his appearance. And I'm not mad at anybody, but I didn't watch ECW when I was on it. So I could give less than two sh-ts about what somebody else is doing. I'm like this: God bless all of them. Get paid.
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