Leon White, better known as Vader, was interviewed by Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas last night. In the piece, Vader talks about Ron Simmons, Mick Foley, working with Shawn Michaels and more, here is part of the interview:
What are his thoughts on Ron Simmons being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame:
” You know this is the first ive ever heard about it. Just a fantastic guy. High quality individual, extremely strong, extremely quick. He is a good friend of mine, we had some great matches together. Congratulations to Ron, and hes gonna be a great representative for the WWE”
On his rivalry with Shawn Michaels that lead to a match in the main event of Summer Slam 1996, was there a conversation that we would win the WWE Championship during that time:
” Yea there was, obviously it never happened. Shawn wasnt just over he was like the man. In his entire career in WWE he was the star. When I got there Shawn was the guy, boy what worker. He could get the job done. Fluent athlete, could do anything, just period. Didn’t matter what you asked him to do, he could just do it. Didn’t work out for me in the WWE, but I look back at my time there, and I enjoyed it, it was a great deal”
You can listen to the entire the podcast at http://blogs.thescore.com/wwe/2012/02/28/aftermath-radio-interviews-big-van-vader/.
John Bradshaw Layfield posted a statement on his Facebook nregarding the rumor circulating the internet about the distain the WWE locker room has toward The Rock. Here is part of what JBL had to say:
I hear the resentment/jealousy of the Rock backstage and I quite frankly don’t believe it. Four of the world’s biggest superstars in Cena, Rock, Undertaker and Triple H will headline WM-this is huge for WWE and the business-guys should be dying to be on this card and my guess is they are. It’s very simple to those who do have any problem with it, if there is anyone truly that does-replace them and there won’t be a spot for them. Until then just say “thanks!”
You can check out the whole piece at https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Layfield/194176253533.
Tickets for WWE’s return to Detroit for Raw on April 23 at the Joe Louis Arena are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0800484E87EA4A59?artistid=1648898&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=27.