Former WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez was a guest on the Busted Open radio show this week and spoke an spoke about a number of topics related to his time with the company.
Here’s what he said about the “tipping point” that led to his release:
“Well, it wasn’t just one thing. It was a serious of events that I was like ah, just screw it. A lot of was A) they had nothing for me. I and Del Rio kept pitching ideas to bring us back together. We knew and we thought we did pretty well together and we eventually knew they were going to split us up. One day they came up to us and told us ‘Okay this is what we are doing’. We’re like oh ok, thank you. It wasn’t just that though they had issues with money, I wasn’t making money anymore.
If you talk to anyone from WWE they will tell you that you make your money on house shows and not on TV your money is on the house show. I got taking off of those I was off and I wasn’t doing anything and for the whole wrestling thing. I got unofficially sent down to FCW, I mean NXT. I refuse to call it FCW it will always be FCW to me. I started at FCW and it turned into NXT and I am still adjusting to the new name. I got unofficially sent down and I got hurt by one of their football players and I got punished for It which I weird and I took all these into consideration and I realized this is not fun for me.
If anybody knows that have been an extra for WWE and they know what I do backstage. Regal and I were running the tryouts for the extras so there is nobody in the world can I tell me I never had passion for wrestling. I was always the 1st person in the ring. WWE in a weird way made me hate wrestling so I got very bitter and I realized I got to stop this and I realized it was the company. So I woke up and said (explicative) I am not coming in. Yeah I called the office and told them I am not coming in; I want a release. They said let me call Vince and Paul and they will call you as soon as you can. I said no I am not coming in I am done.
They call me back on a Wednesday and say we will honor your release and I told them the whole shebang and ass kiss, ass kiss. That was it. It was a serious of things leading up to it; pitching ideas and there not having and then pitching ideas over at NXT. Then I got hurt by one of their morons; which are funny with the 8 years of wrestling I got hurt more in the WWE then the independent scene. I did a lot of stupid (Explicative).”
There’s much more to the interview, including working with Triple H, his time at NXT and thoughts on Alberto Del Rio’s release.
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