Ring Ranting Week 1: A Rant Sports Exclusive Interview With Former WWE Star Vito (Part 2)
We’re back with the second part of a Rant Sports exclusive interview with former ECW, WCW, and WWE star Vito. To catch up on the rest of the interview, be sure to check out part one.
Let’s pick up right where we left off.
Brian Rzeppa: Which of your storylines was your favorite in WWE?
Vito: I had a great time with the dress. I had the best time, I met the best people. It opened me up to a new side of things, and you have no idea how many people came up to me and said “I wish I could be you for a day.”
What was your favorite part about your time in WWE?
Just that I was doing what I loved to do, and was wrestling for the company that I wanted to wrestle for. I was living the dream.
How about your least favorite?
Nothing at all, I enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone treated me very well. I have no negatives at all.
What have you been doing since most people last saw you on TV?
After I left, I started to work for NWE in Europe. I was going almost every month, and then I went to Nepal and started a riot with 5,000 people after I knocked out their champ. I beat him again, and 20,000 people just went silent. I’ve been doing independent work, and some charity work, and I’ve been doing some movies called Apnea and The Church. I’m opening a wrestling academy. At my academy, you’re going to learn from the bottom to the top. You’ll leave my academy a well-rounded grappler, and some martial arts. I’ll also teach them the business side. If you want to learn how to be a pro, you come to my academy. It’s not just about wrestling, it’s a whole complete package.
Can you tell me a bit more about your charity work?
I’ve been doing charity work for almost 20 years. I’ve done Make A Wish, Marty Lyons Foundation. I go to children’s hospitals. I do everything I can to help kids and needy people. I have a lot of plans that I’d like to do with my wrestling academy to help out in the community.
Do you still watch the WWE today?
I watch once in awhile. Some of the stuff is good, some of the stuff is bad, its really just public opinion. I know a lot of people would like to see me on TV. I think that if me, Nunzio, and Johnny Stamboli came back, we could take on 3MB and eventually work our way up to taking on The Shield. I think that would be an entertaining program.
Do you have any advice for those who want to become professional wrestlers?
My advice is to come to Big Vito’s Wrestling Academy. Give me a call, shoot me an email, and we’ll sit down and have a meeting. I’ve always heart, and if you’ve got what it takes to make it, and I can bring that out, you can really make it. Everybody has a chance at something.
If you’re interested in becoming a professional wrestler, look no further than Big Vito’s Wrestling Academy. You would be hard-pressed to find someone more intense or knowledgable about the business than Vito, and that’s the type of person that you want teaching you the ins and outs of wrestling.
It’s great to see a guy like Vito that is appreciative of every opportunity that he has gotten, and there’s no doubt that he will be one of the top trainers in the world when he opens up his academy.
This ends week one of Ring Ranting, so stayed tuned for more interviews with your favorite professional wrestling stars!
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