Buff Bagwell was recently interviewed by Josh Modaberi of Cult of Whatever and discussed various wrestling topics. Here are some highlights from the interview:
On Vince McMahon as a boss:
First TV match in WWE against Booker T (2001):
“What people don’t realise is that they put Booker T and myself on as the main event of Monday Night Raw for the WCW World Title in Seattle, Washington with all of the odds against us. A week later WWE were going to be in Atlanta, Georgia, why could they have not waited seven days and put Booker T v Buff Bagwell for the WCW World Championship on in Atlanta which was the home of WCW instead of seven days earlier in Seattle where we got booed out of the building.
My honest opinion is that it was set up for us to fail, it didn’t work and we knew we shouldn’t have been in the main event, we knew there was something wrong about it but you don’t ask questions in this business you just go and do what your told.”
Eric Bischoff as a boss:
“I thought he was the best, he was the best to me, I’ve heard other people say different things about him but in my opinion he was the best.”
The final night like of WCW Monday Nitro:
“Nobody knew what was going to happen beforehand, it took everyone by surprise when we walked up and all of a sudden Shane McMahon was there. It was a really horrible atmosphere in the changing room that night because people didn’t know if they still had jobs or not, there was a lot of uncertainty.”
Bagwell also discussed his time in the NWO, how he got into professional wrestling and more. You can check out the entire interview by clicking here.