– Duke Loves Rasslin recently interviewed former ECW, WWE, and WCW Superstar Vito LoGrasso (aka Big Vito), who discussed his career in WWE, leaving ECW, and more. Below are some highlights.
Vito on how Paul Heyman helped him make the decision to leave ECW for WCW: “I said, ‘Paul I got an offer from WCW, but I want to stay here I don’t want to go.’ He said, ‘You’ve been wrestling a long time, this is your chance, ya know? You have my blessing, you gotta go!'”
Vito on his gimmick wearing a dress in WWE and how his push got cut short: “Stephanie and Vince asked me [to wear the dress] and I said ‘okay,’ and then the first time I smiled on TV, the people were behind me. And then I became a fan favorite, I went undefeated for four months. Then, when you make it in the business and you get a little chippy, because they really didn’t expect you to get over so much. Remember when I was supposed to fight King Booker and I went undefeated for four months? Well, they put Undertaker in that spot. That’s politics 101!”
Vito on the differences between young wrestlers today and older veterans: “If a veteran told you something you took it, you booked it, You learned it and you remembered it. Today, young wrestlers get advice and will say ‘Who the hell of you? You’re a nobody, you never drew a dime.’ I know I never drew a dime, but you’re only here for a cup of coffee, but you didn’t even earn the cup yet!”