Stevie Richards recently joined the Kayfabe Wrestling Radio podcast to talk about a number of topics, including his thoughts on Shane Douglas and his booking of Extreme Rising, today's use of social media, and more. Below are a few excerpts from the interview (Credit to PW.net for the transcript):
On Shane Douglas' Extreme Rising promotion and booking himself on shows:
"Wow, that’s tough. It’s just so young and so new and there was so much stuff that went on that was out of Shane’s (Douglas) control but somewhat in his control because, you know, certain people were booked that they repeated their behavior and certain things happened. Shane was a part of that too, by getting in the ring and trying to promote and trying to have too many hands in the pot and he overextended himself. And he was in incredibly bad shape for the show and I don’t know if it’s going to be different this Saturday but I just feel like if you’re going to perform in the ring, you have to look a certain way, you have to be ready a certain way. If you’re going to promote, you should really; Promoting is harder than wrestling, (wrestling) you only have to do that 10, 15, 20 minutes. Promoting takes weeks and months; it’s a much harder job to take on. So, I don’t know why Shane feels the incredible need to still be in the ring. Is that a letter grade; I can’t give a letter grade. It’s just tough."
On the use of social media in today's society: "Yeah, I think it is. I think social media in some ways has jumped the shark; there needs to be something fresh out there, but I‘ve really ingrained in it for many years with all the stuff I do outside of wrestling. I mean social media is a great tool to use, but also it’s also something that there’s so much noise out there it can get lost so you really have to have ‘What time did I post this, when do I post it, where do I post it? What are my followers?’ It’s really more complicated than just tweeting something controversial or anything like that."