Former WWE star Brodus Clay on his favorite gimmick, Tensai, activist work saving dolphins, life after WWE, and more


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Former WWE star Brodus Clay on his favorite gimmick, Tensai, activist work saving dolphins, life after WWE, and more
2014-06-27 22:35:08


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On how WWE uses the term "Superstars" instead of "wrestlers": "That's for a tax break and stuff though. We're entertainers. The game has changed. It's a tax break."

On Social Media in Wrestling: "For every 100 tweets, I get maybe there's one that's like that [disrespectful] so I wouldn't trade all of the good stuff on the Internet...Twitter or Facebook and stuff and the people that are fans and they enjoy it. Y'know I'm one of the guys that, if a fans send me a question, 90% of the time, I try to answer it. It's a good tool to stay in touch with the fans. I appreciate it, because, if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have gotten as far as I've gotten. So I appreciate that but, at the same time, it keeps me humble. I enjoy that aspect of that."

On his favorite gimmick he's had: "Funkasaurus. It was a lot of fun. That was a chance to do a character that hadn't been done in a really long time. Probably not since Junkyard Dog. and to bring fans back into the ring, the interaction, to make them part of it, I enjoyed that. That's something that I'm always glad I took that risk. I can be tough any day of the week and honestly, the way in America, if you stare at people, you're automatically tough. That's not really challenging in terms of acting and like, stepping up, and really challenge yourself. Funkasaurus was the character that I had to step out of my shell and really challenge myself and I had a lot of fun doing it."

On His Former Tag Team Partner, Sweet T: "I talk to him all of the time. He's a trainer now and he's doing announcing. He's a great asset to the company. Whatever they ask him to do, he'll do it well. There's no question. He's an all-around great guy."

On being an activist against the slaughtering of dolphins in Japan: "I'm working with the son of Richard Barry. They shot the documentary, 'The Cove.' If you haven't seen that, you really need to check that out. I'm going out there to join with Lincoln and Richard in a protest in the season of the round-up. Like they did with the Cove, I'm doing the same thing. Honestly, we're not going out there to power-bomb Japanese fisherman. The money that they would make doing tours with tourism and the hotels in the city, as a whole, as opposed to one time a year, making money for a small group of people would be astronomical. It would raise the economy in the town and create jobs. It would build prosperity. There's people who want to come see the dolphins. and I think they're missing the boat on that. I'm trying to give them information that the world is watching them, because it's not the way. It's not tradition. It's not like they just started doing that by being taught by another fishing village... it's just guys who are making money. If it's about making money, then there's other ways to make money.

On Weight Control and being part of Fitcamp: "Kids don't play outside anymore... so that's one of the things with FitCamp that they stress on parents. Make them play outside. You can go outside, too, y'know? Get back to that. When was the last time you saw kids arguing over a wiffleball game? I would probably be happy if I walked out of my house to see a baseball go through my window and two kids standing there, saying 'I'm sorry.  I started with Fitcamp meal when I was (trying to) cut (my) weight. They basically calorie-out your food everyday and it's made fresh so it's not frozen or anything like that... They ship it to your doorstep. It was important for me... I wanted to stay power-lifting and I wanted to drop the weight. I was able to drop 170 lbs with (Fitcamp) and I was able to keep the muscle at the same time.

On John Laurinaitis: "Mr. Laurinaitis hired me. He's always been a great supporter of mine; I enjoyed working with him and I have nothing but love for him. He's a good guy. He did his job.

On his schedule, post-WWE: "Busy is a very good feeling and I'm definitely busy."

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