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SCOTTY RIGGS DISCUSSES THE AMERICAN MALES, THE FLOCK, WCW POLITICS, ECW & MORE

By L. Luthor on 2007-09-26 09:15:25
SCOTTY RIGGS SPEAKS ON THE AMERICAN MALES, THE FLOCK, WCW POLITICS AND ECW
 
Scotty Riggs was the guest on the most recent edition of PWB's Official Podcast with Lex and Ian, located at http://www.pwbpodcast.com. In a wide-ranging, 90 minute shoot interview, Scotty talked at length about his time in WCW and ECW.
 
On the American Males gimmick:
 
"We just clicked. And Jimmy Hart saw it, Kevin Sullivan saw it, Arn, everyone who was on the booking committee was like "oh my gosh, this team has gold on them." The problem with it was, you listen to those names: Kevin Sullivan, Arn Anderson, Jimmy Hart. They look at the American Males as the Fantastics, the Rock and Roll Express, teams from the 80s that were purebread, white babyface teams, kind of your corporate America, which me and Marcus weren't."
 
On his eyepatch in the Flock:
 
"The injury with the eye was real, no matter what every internet person said, every rag sheet said, every smart mark ever commented on, it was one of those things where my eye actually got bruised...I had blurred vision in it, the bright lights at TV gave me headaches, so I basically had to wear the patch, they also gave me an opaque contact lens to cover it, so I was actually legally blind in that eye for about a year, year-and-a-half, as long as I wore that eye patch."
 
On the Flock and backstage politics in WCW:
 
"They took what could have been a good a great gimmick and a great thing that could have been moneymaking, and that's when the politics started hurting in WCW in a sense, that was when the NWO and the Flock kind of had a little bit of a tiff, and it actually did get into a little bit of political argument in the back about us getting too much heat. They said we were like a 'blue collar NWO,' we said, 'no, we're nothing like the NWO, we're not even trying to be like you guys, we're trying to be heels...'"
 
On Eric Bischoff:
 
"As genius as Eric was with the NWO and Nitro, he also was his own worst enemy."
 
On ECW:
 
"To be around the crowds, and you walk in the ECW arena and you got goosebumps, because you knew that something special was going to happen..."

On his ECW feud with RVD:
 
"I've had my nose broken three times in wrestling, and twice it was done by Rob...you gotta like when your real best friend breaks your nose two out of three times."

On the "New" ECW:
 
"They're cookie cuttin' them, you know, and people know that, they don't care about them, they don't care about the people, they don't care about the characters."
 
To hear the full interview, visit pwbpodcast.com or search "pwb podcast" on the ITunes store and subscribe today.
 
For Scotty Riggs' booking information, visit Scotty Riggs' MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/scottyriggs.
 

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