Sid Vicious talks Roman Reigns, HBK, Bret Hart, the current product, and more

May 15, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

Recap of Psycho Sid Vicious on In Your Head Wrestling Radio, 05/03/2016

by Vic Schiavone

Hosts Jack E. Jones and One Inch Biceps welcomed the master and ruler of the world,

former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Psycho Sid Vicious, to IYH Wrestling

Radio for his sixth appearance.

Highlights included the following:

– His thoughts about Roman Reigns and his lack of success in getting over.

“The thing about it is that it’s a tough call to make because you’re not there and you

don’t know everything that’s going on. You don’t know if the guy really had a chance to

get over…everybody in that position, people have to do things sometimes out of

necessity. They just don’t have any anything else; they don’t have any other choice. I

thought the guy was getting over pretty good…every time I tuned in everything I saw

him in he looked like he was progressively getting over and over and the people were

getting behind him. It just seemed I never got an idea where it was going; that’s the

only thing I was missing on it.”

– Who did you click better with, Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels?

“You know what? I think Shawn is a lot easier guy to get along with. I like them

both a lot, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hang out with either one of them very much; my

lifestyle was a little different from everybody else’s and everybody knows that. As far

as being in the ring, I’d rather work with Shawn; he was just a whole lot more fun to

work with.”

– If you had to pick just one aspect of being a wrestler that is the most important to

being successful, would you say it would be charisma, look, promo, or the actual in-

ring wrestling?

“I think it has to be all. That’s what I tried to do. As big as I was I was going to try to

be one of the biggest people out there, and I was going to try to have one of the best

interviews, I was going to be able to do as much physically as I could for my size, and I

was going to try to have a mind, which I feel like I have, as good as anyone’s. And I’m

pretty quick to say I think my mind is a lot faster and better than most people out

there…I think that’s one of the things you need to have; the mind to be able to adapt

and be able to change on the fly.”

– Are there any guys on TV currently that you’d like to work with or give advice to?

“Everybody in there are really good workers. I was watching that one guy, (Alberto)

Del Rio; damn is he good. I don’t know, he’s just got a weird range of things he does.

I like that Bulgarian guy (Rusev). The thing about him is that he’s one of the first

people in one of those strongman gimmicks that’s actually working better than the

gimmick…He’s doing things like drawing the referee, getting heat, really working the

ring; it seems like he’s got a mind for the business…He’s really elevating his game.”

Other topics discussed included:

– What was his favorite city to wrestle in?

– Has he ever been contacted by the WWE to be in the Hall of Fame?

– What did he think of Vince Russo?

– What were his thoughts about his time spent in ECW?

– What are his thoughts on most promos today being scripted?

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