Former WWE ring announcer, manager and NXT wrestler Ricardo Rodriguez has filmed a new shoot interview with RF Video, which is available on DVD now. Ricardo, who was granted his release from the company earlier this year, talks about everyone from John Cena to CM Punk, working with Alberto del Rio, his major complaints with the organization, backstage politics and more. He also sheds some light on the incident that led to del Rio being fired by WWE several months ago.
One of the more interesting topics was the major differences between management, with Vince McMahon in control, and now Triple H taking over more of the business.
“I saw the transition between Vince’s regime and Hunter’s regime. We all saw that coming. We saw how the older guys that had been there before just got pushed back. Sheamus, Wade Barrett, del Rio – and granted, most of us were Laurenaitis boys. We were his projects. At that time we were the last of the people that, if we had issues, we would speak about it. Now, if you speak up, it’s ‘oh you’re complaining? OK, you’re off the house shows.’ If you’re not one of his little toys, you don’t really matter. I love the Wyatt’s, but how many times do you have to see them on RAW? Same with The Shield; you don’t have to see them every other segment! You still have 40 other guys on the roster that are waiting for a spot.”