Brodus Clay recently did an interview with CTWeekender.com in Connecticut.
The following are some highlights from the interview:
CTW: You started out your career in the WWE developmental system. How much time did you spend down there?
Brodus: Well it was two different stints of about a year and a half each. I took a brief hiatus in-between to go back to body guarding.
CTW: Was the hiatus because you didnt think this was the right path for you, or did you get discouraged from seeing other guys getting called up?
Brodus: It was a little bit of that, and i was getting a little bit frustrated, and they were getting a little bit frustrated with me. We just couldn’t seem to get anything going. Timing is everything, and i might have been a tab bit impatient looking back at it. But, it worked in the end. The time away was good for me and it was good for them, and when I cam back it was completely different, so Im kind of glad it happened.
CTW: So you fast forward a few months, and we have a highly anticipated re-debut of Brodus Clay. We saw these promos for months of a mean monster type guy coming. Then comes the time for the debut, and out comes “The Funkasaurus. Take us through from your point of view, how that came about , and what the reaction was.
Brodus: Ok so the weeks leading up, i swear i was about to lose my mind, what little hair i had on the top of my head i was pulling out. Literally every week I was getting ready to debut, ready to debut , but then week after week something would happen to delay it. I was turning into a laughing stock. I was getting text messages from home, saying what is going on. Finally the day comes and they show the sign with the disco ball and my name, and I get a text from my brother saying “Why is there a disco ball on your name?” So when I did come out it was dead silent, I could have said my name and it would have echoed through the building. There was a guy who was fired up and was dressed in my old ring gear, with his hair spiked up and a cut off shirt , and his mouth was so wide open, he was so upset. During the match he yelled at me “you suck Brodus Clay” and I yelled back “My Bad” and it kind of just went from there and I kept that as my catchphrase. It’s so hard to surprise people these days with the internet, but it shocked people.
CTW: I think even the announcers were surprised, everyone was expecting this monster Brodus CLay, one of the most aggressive guys in the business, and all of a sudden here is this guy rocking a fedorah and breakway pants. It caught us off guard for sure.
Brodus: I remember Triple H came up to me and said “whatever you do, do not look at the internet , it’s probably going to be bad.
The rest of the interview features him comically talking about how he and the girls come up with what colors they will wear each week, NXT season 4 and much more. Click here to read the full interview.