Roma comments on not being included for Horsemen WWE hall of fame induction
Jan 27, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
From James Guttman:
PAUL ROMA RESPONDS TO WWE NOT INCLUDING HIM IN THE FOUR HORSEMEN HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, WWE LEAVING RANDY SAVAGE OUT OF THE HALL WHILE INDUCTING DREW CAREY, AND MORE
He’s the controversial former Horsemen who has rattled cages and spoken his mind. Now, in perhaps the most anticipated edition of ClubWWI.com’s “Glorious” to date, Paul Roma returns to speak to James Guttman in a 44 minute edition that covers everything including How WWE Tried To Play Him And Ric Flair/Arn Anderson Against Each Other When Interviewing For The Horsemen DVD, Why Flair Was Against Roma in The Horsemen, How WCW Pitched Roma To Him, Disrespect For Other Incarnations of The Horsemen, What Paul Did For The Group That He Doesn’t Get Credited For, The Bond He Doesn’t Have With Ric Flair, Bruno Sammartino Not Being In The WWE Hall of Fame, Randy Savage Not Being In The WWE Hall of Fame, Drew Carey Being In The WWE Hall of Fame, JG’s Ten Unforgettable Jobbers Article on WorldWrestlingInsanity.com, Paul’s Memory of Some Names, The Wrestler Who Emailed JG About It, Harsh Words For WWE Divas, WWE’s “Legends House”, Haters, Dale Wolfe, Ken Patera, and More. For a full list of topics head to: http://www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com/am2/publish/newsnotes/glory12712.shtml
James Guttman begins things by telling Paul Roma how he’s been the topic of choice since the Horsemen were announced as Hall of Fame inductees. Everyone wants to know his thoughts on them going in and WWE’s decision to induct a group – but only one incarnation of it. Paul starts by showing his appreciation to the fans and ClubWWI.com listeners.
“First I want to thank everybody for not forgetting and remembering that – A, I was a Horsemen. And B, why they chose me. At the end of the day, it gets down to the fact that the Horsemen were considered the elite, the best of the best and all that. When you pick just a chosen few, you’re leaving out everybody else. So what are you saying about that? They weren’t recognized? They weren’t Horsemen? Or is this Vince just being Vince and saying, ‘Oh. I get to pick and choose who I want because the Hall of Fame is Horsesh*t,’ for lack of a better term anyway. When you put Drew Carey in the wrestling hall of fame, what’s his claim to fame? Did he grease Vince’s backend or what?”
After verifying Paul meant that in the bribery sense – not in any other, Guttman agrees and says that it’s hard to take the event seriously as a Hall of Fame. Paul sees it that way too.
“How can you take it serious? They threw him in. He’s an actor. He beat nobody. Everybody that you put into WrestleMania, why don’t you put them in the Hall of Fame? Or anybody you throw in the ring, throw them in the Hall of Fame because they were on TV once. ”
James points out that inclusion of people like Drew Carey make it harder to digest those who are excluded. It’s one thing to leave out Randy Savage. It’s another to do it while finding time and space for Drew Carey. Roma, who’s spoken about working with Randy during past ClubWWI.com shows, doesn’t get it either.
“Why isn’t Savage in there? He was an icon, wasn’t he? Why not put him in or some of the other guys? I don’t get it. Listen, if you run it like the baseball Hall of Fame and you have people nominated, you vote, and you can show all that – where the voting went – it might make a little more sense. But how do you keep guys out who made you so much money and made the business what it was back in the day, like Savage?”
The show doesn’t end there. Paul Roma’s always controversial Glorious doesn’t let you down again. Be sure to check out all the latest audio on ClubWWI.com including the recent appearances by Ray “Glacier” Lloyd (host of the audio show “Breaking The Ice”) and Jamison Winger in a rare interview. Thousands of hours of audio and hundreds of top stars are there for the listening as soon as you log in!