WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Inc Podcast for an in-depth interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On plans to write a book on his career once he is completely out of the business: “I plan on it. I got a good friend of mine, the guy that built my website Jamie Cutter, he’s gonna be working on that with me. The only reason I haven’t yet is because I said to myself I’m not gonna do anything until I’m completely done. When I hang wrestling completely up and not go out and do indies or Comic Cons or anything involved with wrestling, then I’m gonna take that time and put the book together. I got enough stuff that I could write two books.”
On his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame: “That was really great for me. I look at the Hall of Fame like this: there are a lot of people that pay a lot of dues and they work real hard, and sometimes they don’t get rewarded for all the hard work that they do. So being in the Hall of Fame and getting into something like that means that somebody appreciated all the hard work that you’ve done in this business for the many years that you’ve been in it. So the Hall of Fame was certainly a big surprise when they called me and let me know that I was gonna be inducted and it was the just the greatest feeling of my life to be successful because I can’t go no higher than that. I’m not a wrestler, so I don’t have to worry about trying to being the world champion, so Hall of Fame is the deal for me, playa.”
On WWE deciding to have JBL induct him: “WWE made that decision, I didn’t have anything to do with it. I think when they made that decision, a lot of people knew the stories about me, John and Ron when I was riding with them back when they were the A.P.A. so they felt like with John and Ron inducting me, that would be really fun. They were entertaining, too.”
Check out the complete episode of the Wrestling Inc podcast featuring the Teddy Long interview at WrestlingInc.com.