Listen: Wendy, WWE, Chris Jericho discussed on Busted Open
"How are you today good morning? It's always direct you. Are you guys doing great nature. Y brother good bye bye. Hey Man that beautiful woman I am still with this beautiful woman yes I am and Rick. flair says alot. She says Oh good deal good holiday great. You also happy for you very much are you guys. I've had my coffee man. Let student well. I'm glad you're coffee rick because it's always a pleasure having you on I mean gene. Thank you some of the best interviews. We've this show has been on the air for over ten years and when we talk about the interview of the year every year. We always bring up a sit down with you and and one thing rick that you've been able to do and I it's been unbelievable is that you have always always been able to keep yourself. Relevant doesn't matter whether it was in the ring as part of the NWEA or W W effort wwe or even. Now you're always always mainstream attraction getting mainstream attention. How do you do beyond through there? It's a great. It's a great word because I think when you're talking the other day it just The only all them out my agents. Who's my wife Wendy? I literally when I when I got sick and seventeen. My then agent had run me into the ground batter. Only taking money from the financially putting me in bad deals We you know which you were which is my fault for not looking after more carefully but the trust I put in her and You Know Wendy's gone out Sir. I mean yes these people are they always approach but you have to have approached me and you know. Come to me with deals. But it's is really important to have the right person in Representing you and your behalf and When he's done that and I mean my friendships oppose Malone and Swaley offset and all that are are Circumstances that still the relationship when I do an appearance for these guys like that. It's massage and handled and Wendy when he just handles all of it she's A is a matter of fact. You know I've had a guy asked me and Wendy at time to work on them when they're social media and and You know being able to work with COMECON people and The music people and Like she's she's just put together a deal for me with the net flicks and You know of course she takes that deal to a lawyer dot the i's and crossing awesome teas but she she builds these relationships and you it takes a while to think that she's built all this you know in in terms of you know confidence with her year. Dita's thing that I have which will be you know launch in the next week or so it it was all through her. They came all without the Number one I wasn't physically Probably able to partake jake in terms of flying so to Portland to meet with Adidas or fly the La for south And certainly fly over to London. It's the when I was still until six. All this stuff is coming to fruition. Now so You know she'd be a great add on for the WWE or any number of people but it's a full time job just for me which is phenomenal to have in A phenomenal part of my life. Right now it'd be at my age and it's still be and Still be relevant. which is we just got so many times the word comes up every day? You you know you listen to different people and Until Sha media such a big part of life and people can scoff at laugh at. It doesn't mean anything but it does and especially if you're making money and And it's a tool and on an avenue that is always nice for everyone to have that wants to make money and You know if you're the nature boy you know the deal. Yeah with the money if I like me talking like me above at four o'clock and have been there we're going over the much that hotel bombing doubletree agree. Yup I used to search coverage take forward Bubba to of I saw earlier in Syria. No plans on escaping to the private side. I knew you'd always corner me about four o'clock in the we before we started talking serious get down independence. Is that what we're doing. Let's figure out a plan of attack and what time we're GONNA meet at seven thirty. I know you By Friday Vicki Keith Mitchell happy but obviously a date obviously we had a lot of fun and when I think you and your career sure whether it was in the ring or out of the ring you always like to have fun and which brings me my question. How much fun was it for you to work with Hulk again just recently in the past couple of months? Oh fantastic guy. I mean it's it's incredible it's Number one was a great experience. Dance number two. You know any of that have had The opportunity to be in front of the camera. It that's what we miss the most. I mean just to go out there and have foam of the audience and all that I mean people down Jerry lawler. I was drunk. I am fine. You know because they don't do that anymore. Just interacting with the office and picking up somebody audience. You know getting getting trying to get some attention so I'll give it to them and And now it just it just. It's a it's an awesome opportunities if the company reported being uh And traveling with all you know. Of course it's a private jets and everything that I've always said I did and did actually have done but not to the extent that we run a different budget I was on my own and he was on Jensen's again. You're going back to a time when you know you're NWEA world heavyweight champion and hulk was WWF champion. And and I and I do say that you're NWEA world heavyweight champion he was WWF champion. Not World Champion because you actually defended the title for the world. But I digress us now. At that time. There was the rivalry that the fans had. We always wanted to see you and Hogan in the ring together who was truly truly the best champion. Did you know him then. You friendly with him then. Did you know all that was going on with the fan attention about you to Yeah I I guess I did but I only newman little bit back. Then I I met when he came to Atlanta and its way to Memphis us and then I We were in Saint Louis One night together when he was working for Verne and You know we again 'cause and then of course in the in the eighties you know we cross paths. We ended up being would be Chicago at the same time they it would be or because there were two arenas or Philadelphia above you remember those days And we were caused bads so yeah. We've always been real friendly with them that you know it's it was hard for me because of the position that Eric put me and you know not to be resentful Not Him but the whole way this thing came down on. Oh Man I went and got you know. I introduced everybody and brought he and Randy and and back. I I mean I guess I was part part part partial- responsible for recruiting gene and there and Bobby Heenan tubing. 'cause I told those guys the you know the wrestling's one thing but if you don't have people that can make these guys bigger than life on the microphone. Then it doesn't mean anything because I am very important part of the Of the program and as you know look by you guys know day. We you're listening to the commentary commentary can make or break you and it just it is what it is and you can be great and a lot of guys that are great. Never go anywhere if you know. Doesn't you know make him sound like they're so You know and then of course and it was Eric With me it was OUTTA sight Outta mind the problem with that. I've been so long that I could. That could take those beatings and not beatings by could take those lapses of you. You know being crushed or ten home or whatever and I never lost my fan. Base did not a lot of it so but that just comes with years. You okay like I said the other day when you've been on TV for forty years. I don't care what you've done But if you've done it at a high level and you've been the very best what you did or in that category you're going to be remembered for a long long time. And that's hopefully the position I I'm fulfilling right now for the past ten weeks every Thursday here on busted busted open. The conversation monopolized Bob between an a an a e W to you get a chance to watch. Either one of the brands ends. And if so what is your thoughts and opinions on them. I do watch Well it's it's just like everybody else that's got going back and forth you know I think that Two different styles again Eight W in going back to a format had very similar to what we're used to do in both companies were because they have the experience of Chris Jericho you will walk. I'll go and talk to anybody You can break he can be intellectual. I mean Chris. Derrick was a very smart guy aside from being an extremely talented. He's a smart guy. I mean he wouldn't have been that successful in this business and had longevity In this business wasn't smart wasn't good and wasn't adaptable. So he can get beat. Come back the next six day and people forget about it. 'cause he's so entertaining Any diverse you know diversified himself With music and now he's doing these cruises and I mean there's another guy that's very very relevant and if you give themselves that way and It it worked out great for Chris so he brings up maturity and X. T is all about rebel up in the youth and it really isn't fair to To to put that kind of pressure on the young kids But it goes with our business goes with the territory. It's like a guy. It's been sitting on the bench in any other sport and all of a sudden he could be fourteen weeks and they call him and he hasn't played a game. And you gotta go out and play and then you've got in God only knows if it's that opportunity opportunity. That's GonNa Catch Vince or hunter or Stephanie or Michael Hey or moment or I or or Tony Kahn's I or or whoever else is helping Book over with the aid of you. the It's that moment is you've got to seize and so you've gotta be ready to go. So it's it's it's it's great for the fans and it's great for the rest of the wrestlers. They had the opportunity to go either place race but a lot of pressure."