Who has been your favorite Superstar to manage and would you do it again?
“I would love to manage Dolph Ziggler again. We have a great chemistry. AJ got in our way, but we had a lot of fun out there. Dolph is really entertaining and one of my favorites. And then Edge I will always respect. He showed me psychology, how to work in the ring, helped with my promos, and how to work with the cameras. He took me under his wing and made me feel like I was his partner. He really built my confidence and made me believe that whatever I did out there would be great. He really believed in me and I think that’s why we got to stay together for so long.”
Would you ever lace up the boots and get in the ring again?
“Absolutely. I’ll cheat to win! If have to prove myself by being in a match, I will give 100%.”
Who do you see as the best up and comers at the moment?
“The Wyatt Family. They have really worked hard to get where they are. Maybe it’s just because they are creepy, but their characters are really amazing to me. It’s something we have not had in a long time. Also, Tamina (Snuka) has really proven herself as AJ’s bodyguard. Her matches are getting stronger and I see her becoming the Diva’s Champion one day. I’d hate to be splashed by her. I want to keep her as my friend.”
How did “Excuse Me!” come about?
“One night I had this long promo to do and in the middle of it I forgot my lines. I had a deer in headlights look so the crowd got loud because they knew there was something wrong. I just kind of needed to regroup so I said “excuse me” to them to buy some time. But the more I said it, probably two or three more times, the crowd just went insane. Afterwards, I kind of thought “OK that’s done and over with.” But we decided to try it again the next night and now it’s something the crowd expects from me. There were a few times that I didn’t say it and people let me know on Twitter that they were disappointed. It was their one night a year they got to see a WWE show and to see me and not hear me say it, it was disappointing to them. Now I always try to incorporate it into a show to help make it that one special night for a fan. The more they hate me, the more I get a kick out of it. It makes me feel good.”
Any Survivor Series predictions?
“Of course I’m going to go for Randy. He is the face of the WWE. I’m going to be honored if he takes on Big Show and wins. I can also see Alberto Del Rio winning against John Cena. Cena’s hurt and I think Alberto is going to overcome him. But Alberto and I have a love/hate relationship. I think he was upset with me because he tried to use his charm to persuade me to do what he wanted prior to Hell in a Cell but I showed him that I’m his boss. He’s not going to charm his way into telling me how to do my job.”