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" I can't even tell you how many 8, 9, 10 year old kids have come up to me and said, 'You are my favorite wrestler, and I've seen you on 'the network' or on YouTube.' "
" When I got the name 'The Franchise,' the gimmick, and turned it into what it became, I put my heart and soul into that. "
" I always thought the fans deserved the best I can give them. "
" People can say what they want about Eric Bischoff, and I've heard a lot of people make negative comments about him. I'll comment on his booking. His booking is not what I look for in wrestling, but that said, I will always be appreciative and thankful to Eric Bischoff for offering me the contract he did, when did because it saved my financial life. "
" Harley Race was eloquent in his moves - everything made sense, like a hand in a glove. "
" For those of you who weren't a part of the era of ECW, understand, you're looking at the guy that made ECW what ECW was. So, simply put, I'm as close to royalty in this sport as it comes. "
" For a company the size of ECW, there wasn't room for multiple over-the-top personalities. "
" Historically, Vince McMahon's company has always been where the Hulk Hogans get the push and the Paul Orndorffs and Jake Roberts does the pushing. "
" I can speak for myself personally, I loved ECW. I loved everything about it. I loved the crew, I loved the fans, the style, working there. "
" I gravitated to the pro wrestlers and the grappling - Hulk Hogan 'hulking up' always looked cornball to me - and I wanted to see Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, and Harley Race go move-for-move. "
" I think Ric Flair has been tarnishing his legacy since 1990 - he has done more to tarnish his career then anything I could have said or did, then anybody could have said or did. "
" In TNA, if I wrestle, I'm able to help one person. As a road agent and head of talent relations, I can help an entire crew. "
" A morality clause is a grey area that the powers that be say if it is immoral, than it's immoral, and you are getting fired. "
" Chris Candido - besides loving him like a little brother - I used to sit and watch him in awe because it was so effortless for him. He could wake up from a nap and go out and have a five-star match. "
" When I was a kid in the business, you always had in the back of your head this feeling that if I screw up, I might be fired. So you went out every night and tore your rear end up to make sure that you gave the best performance you can and learning constantly because you never had that idea of 'I'm so great, I'm never going to be fired.' "
" When Paul Heyman came and gave me the whole idea for the character, 'The Franchise,' I remember the NFL was just starting to classify one of their players as the franchise player. So that was the whole idea, that 'The Franchise' was the franchise player for ECW. "
" The world is made up of good and evil, and everybody has their own take, and everybody thinks they are on the good side, and a very few, select group of us will admit that we come from the dark side. "
Good And Evil
" I have seen enough people in my business die that I don't sit back and hope that this one or that one goes but not the other guys. I don't want to see anyone of these guys die. "
" John Cena's name is already universal enough. Kudos to him for that. "
" To me, the NWA is a thing of the past. "
" I got my break in the business with the now-defunct Bill Watts' TWF, the old Mid-South. Which was really, in many ways, the predecessor to ECW in its time, in that age. It was a really cool, high-impact, snug type of product. "
" I've said it before that I am not and haven't been throughout my career a huge supporter of women's wrestling, and I haven't paid that much attention to it. "
" Optics can drive an economy. "
" The fact I've carved out a niche in the business and had an almost 30-year career and done well without competing at a WrestleMania is something I'm proud of. To be in a business that's dominated by one guy and be able to do well without having to walk on that stage is great. "
" If I went out and tried to be 'Shane Douglas the Superstar' when it wasn't my time, one of the veterans would have put me back in line. "
" I'll tell you upfront, I think Shawn Michaels was probably the most gifted worker the business has ever seen. "
" 'The Franchise' is that guy that never had an off switch. Whatever pops into his head, he says. Whatever he wants to do, he does. "
" People think all wrestlers are millionaires. It's really a blue-collar existence. "
" In my business, my job is to make people believe they are seeing something they're not seeing. "
" Nobody wants to see arm bars or cross-body blocks anymore. "
" Everybody has the prerogative for their own career in this business, and I firmly believe that to this day. But if you and I give each other our word - call me corny - I think you have an obligation to uphold that. "