Former WWE superstar Gangrel, real name David Heath, says a former TNA champion was the lead to be part of The Brood faction. He also talks training Rusev and more.
Gangrel will be part of the Legends of Wrestling event in Miami on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. A start-studded line-up will all be under one roof including Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Scott Steiner and more for a meet-and-greet, before the matches.
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Gangrel joined The Roman Show to discuss the upcoming event and facing Steiner for the Miccosukee world heavyweight title in the card’s main event.
Gangrel also noted Christian wasn’t in the original plans of The Brood.
“Edge was in from the beginning,” he said. “Originally a guy from Canada, the guy who was in TNA, Christopher Daniels, was in the lead; then out of nowhere [Christian] came in. Edge got [Christian] in.”
He also discussed how much influence he had in the faction.
“I worked from 1988 on with WWF to WWE,” he said. “They knew who I was, and I kept pushing the vampire thing. They told me, ‘The vampire thing wouldn’t work, and its not going to happen.’ I gave them all this research about vampires. I kept telling them about the group of vampires. It would be cool. It didn’t matter if they won or lost. It was about doing it and looking cool.”
The pro wrestler turned trainer also talked training current WWE superstar Rusev.
“I don’t know what’s going on, but it doesn’t seem like they are using him very much,” he said. “He is a great talent. What comes around will come back again. He was one of those guys that truly loves pro wresting. He moved to this country to become a pro wrestler.
“When he was at the pro wrestling school in California, Knokx Pro with Rikishi, he didn’t miss any classes. He would sleep in that parking lot in between classes. He had like three different jobs. He barely spoke English. It’s funny his gimmick is he hates America, but he is living the American Dream. I couldn’t be any more prouder for that guy.”
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Rodolfo Roman, freelance writer/TV producer-reporter