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Interview Recap - Elix Skipper

Posted in Interview Recaps by Jack at 01:55, Nov 25 2005

By Hunter Shull

By Hunter Shull

Elix Skipper was the first guest this week on In Your Head followed by Bill Goldberg in the second. Both are available for listening at http://www.inyourheadonline.com

Jack, OIB, and Barbie welcome Primetime Elix Skipper to In
Your Head. Skipper informs us that he did indeed build this

Primetime?s website is http://www.primetimeelixskipper.com.
Skipper wants everyone to go there and check out his brand
new t-shirts.

Skipper says he will find out on Tuesday what he will be
doing on December 11th?s Turning Point PPV. He tells the
hosts that several baseball players will be there as well,
but does not mention any names.

When asked about the Diamonds in the Rough tag team,
Primetime admits that they?ve got some work to do to get
the fans to believe in them. He was upset when TNA broke up
XXX, but has moved on and is now focused 100% on making the
Diamonds in the Rough team successful. When XXX split,
Primetime wanted the X-Division title, but went into a feud
with Daniels. Skipper says ?never say never? when asked
if XXX will reform one day. He notes that right now Low-Ki
is competing in Japan, but may return to TNA in the future.
This leads to a discussion about Japanese fans. Skipper
thinks that they are more quiet and analytical than the
American crowds.

Skipper comments that working with AMW was like ?pulling
teeth?. The teams did not get along backstage, and that
carried over into the ring. ?But it worked!? Skipper

About the top of the cage hurracanrana: Primetime says that
TNA management told him not to do anything crazy. He
wasn?t scared at the time, but it was hard to balance
because of the wrestlers fighting below, which caused the
cage to shake. Whenever he watches the tape, he still
can?t believe he made that jump.

Primetime thinks that the 6-sided ring made the cage
sturdier than the 4-sided ring. Overall, he enjoys the
6-sided ring more because there are more opportunities and
walking the ropes is easier. It is not hard for him to
adjust b/t the different types of rings when he does Indy
shows as opposed to TNA.

Skipper discusses the WCW Power Plant, and confirms that the
first 3 days were hell. He says that it was more mental than
physical, and the purpose was to weed out those who didn?t
have a true passion for the business. Skipper notes that to
this day he still loves wrestling. He feels that maybe the
Power Plant guys were resented in WCW because they were
hungrier than some of the other wrestlers.

There were never plans to put Primetime in Team Canada in
TNA. Skipper feels that they are doing just fine and don?t
need anybody else in their group.

Vince Russo wanted a strong Cruiserweight to put in Team
Canada in WCW, which is how Skipper ended up in that
faction. Skipper is very thankful for this, because it gave
him a chance to work with a lot of different wrestlers and
to be on TV a lot. He says that Lance Storm was great and
that he ?didn?t have to worry about anything? when he
was out there with Lance. He is unsure why WCW turned Duggan
heel, however. Many people still think that Skipper played
in the CFL. It was just a work. He tells the hosts that he
does wear a ring on his necklace, but it?s not a Grey Cup

Skipper loved working with Russo in WCW. Russo gave him a
lot of advice on the Primetime character, and helped him
calm down and have fun in the ring. He feels that Russo was
a good fit for TNA, but just didn?t want to get involved
in other, backstage happenings.

After WCW, Skipper?s contract was picked up by the WWF.
Skipper was sent to the WWF?s training school. He was
eventually released in December 2001, without ever appearing
on TV. He feels that the WWF was trying to break down the
ex-WCW wrestlers and humble them. ?We were already broken
down and humble though?, he says. He says that most WWF
guys were very friendly to him, but there was some
resentment from some others. Primetime wasn?t worried
about anybody taking liberties with him in the ring,
however, because he knew that he was in better shape than
anybody. If his opponent wouldn?t work with him, Skipper
would ?blow him up?.

Skipper is very excited to be on Spike TV, in the WWE?s
old timeslot. Skipper does not doubt that TNA can compete
with the WWE, and feels that they need at least a two-hour
show and a one-hour show. Skipper can?t wait to go
head-to-head with Vince?s show, and feels that people will
watch because TNA?s style is so much different than
WWE?s. He feels that TNA?s locker room is the best
he?s ever been in. The ex-WWF wrestlers are meshing with
the longtime TNA wrestlers, and Skipper hopes this

When asked if he and David Young are planning to go after
the Tag Team Titles, Skipper, with his usual confidence
replies, ?Of course!? He would like to work more matches
with Monty Brown, Abyss, and Samoa Joe, but for right now is
concentrating on his tag team with Young.

Skipper wants all the fans to keep watching TNA, because
they will be on top sooner or later.

During this 30-minute interview, Skipper also discussed how
he feels about the changes in TNA?s booking team, working
under a mask in Japan, the differences between the Nashville
and Orlando crowd, and a lot more discussion about the
famous XXX Vs. AMW Cage match. This interview is available
for listen or download at http://www.inyourheadonline.com and
www.audiowrestling.com. And join us live next week for Lex Luger

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