During a recent interview with u Open Busted Podcast, Bennett, formerly known as Mike Kanellis in WWE, recalled a time he was talking to Vince McMahon after the birth of his first child with his wife, Maria Kanellis.
Mike Bennett said he has always had good conversations with the WWE president and that he appreciated McMahon being brutally honest in his speeches:
“I had a lot of good conversations with Vince, after we had our first child, I remembered going to Vince’s office, and I said,‘ Here, if this doesn’t work, if I don’t know what you think that I was either anything or just didn’t see anything in me, ”I asked Vince, and I said,“ So let me go for a couple of years and maybe I’ll come back, and we’ll understand. “And he told me directly, he said,‘ I’ve seen your work. I think you are good. We just have to find the right plot that fits. We’re just going to find the right place for you. ”It’s like“ I’ve had a million guys now. ”The only thing I respect about Vince is that he was always brutally honest with me. (h / t Wrestling INC)
“He never sugared anything, which I respected. I want other people in that society not to sugar things for me or just try to do things, but Vince, if I went straight to him, he always told me right what it was And so, we had these conversations, and we had a lot of opportunities where Mary and I went here, we threw clothes, and Vince always seemed open.He always seemed – he was very respectful of everything, and [the ideas] just doesn’t materialize and I know how it works. I know I’ll get in there, I’ll tell Vince one thing, he might like it, but Roman [Reigns] come in here, Seth [Rollins] enter here, and Bray [Wyatt] he walks in right after me and probably doesn’t remember it anymore afterwards, which sucks. (h / t Wrestling INC)
Mike Bennett was quick to point out that despite his and Maria’s efforts in WWE, the way he worked on the promotion didn’t provide him with a path to success:
“It’s a joke for us younger guys trying to find their names here, but at the end of the day, it’s just how that company works. I tried, Mary tried, and it didn’t work, so what else?” are you going to do it (h / t Wrestling INC)
Not a fun WWE experience
Continuing to discuss his time in WWE, Mike Bennett admitted that his time with the promotion was not fun for him. Bennett also suggested that he most likely had one of the worst runs in the WWE during his time RAW and SmackDown.
However, Bennett insisted that he has no qualms about the WWE which is how the promotion works:
“It wasn’t fun for me, and that’s not a blow. That’s how that society works, and also, whether you accept it or not, it’s Vince’s company; that’s how he wants you to run, then either accept it. whether or not you are, and in the end, I accepted it and said, “This isn’t really what I like, so I can’t even mock it or use it to teach me.” And how bad – I think I had one of the worst races in the WWE. ” (h / t Wrestling INC)
“It’s there, but I’ve used it as a learning experience. I’ve learned more about myself as a person, and a father, and a husband, and as a wrestler in these three years of it. which I have learned in the last 20 years of my wrestling career. I have learned so much here. ” (h / t Wrestling INC)
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Posted on 16 Sep 2020, 05:59 AM