C.W. Anderson Interview
Dr. "Pepper" Wilson
C.W. is one of
wrestling's biggest and brightest young stars. Don't be
surprised to se him on WWE television again sometime soon!
A lot of people compare your tough in-ring
ability to Stan Hanson, the Andersons, and Steve Williams. Do you
like being compared to those guys?
Well, I've never actually been compared to
Hanson or Williams, not that I know of but I consider it an
compliment. I've never been that flashy type of wrestler but the one
who always could get a good match out of anyone. I like being known
as the worker who can get a decent match out of the greenest of guys
or a seasoned veteran.
You have a great look and gimmick. Do you
think your look has helped or hindered your career?
I talked to Terry Taylor about this one time and he was hot that TNA
told me to get in better shape. Said I would have a job if I did
that and Terry said I looked like a man. I wasn't a carbon copy of
everything you see on TV just with a different hair style. So now,
I'm a lot better shape, probably the best I've ever been in so I'm
waiting to see now what excuse a company can come up with to keep me
from having a job. Can't be my work or so much my look now but I'm
sure it will be something.
If you did change your gimmick, what would you
change, and are there any plans to tweak your character's personality?
I don't think my character or look needs to
change. Don't think I'd look right in trunks or those shorts every
wrestler wears now. My work speaks for itself and everyday I try to get
better in the ring so I'm always tweaking lil things. I'm a stickler on
being perfect in the ring everytime I go out.
What are your thoughts on the new push for ECW?
Guess once WWE saw what a product they had on their hands, they had no
choice. Now that it's the best selling video they've ever had must say
something. If run right, Another company could survive but it would
still be a WWE product. Long as I could be involved with ECW, I'd be
happy. My career was cut short in ECW so I'd like to see where it could
Which show do you think will be better, Hardcore
Homecoming or the One Night Only PPV?
If they let Dreamer and Heyman run it with no outside pressure, the One
Night only would be better. I think it would be a better wrestling
show and the atmosphere should be the same.
If Paul Heyman started a new wrestling company,
would you trust his financial ability enough to put your name behind
As long as he isn't involved in paying
the bills it would be fine. Keep Paul on the wrestling side of it, let
him do what he's best at and let someone who can control the finances,
it would survive.
What do you think of the current TNA product? Do you think they will
I don't watch wrestling on TV unless it's a dvd of the old 80's
wrestling. I hear rumors from my friends that TNA isn't gonna make it.
You've worked with Dusty Rhodes before. What do you think of him as a
Dusty has a great mind for booking. Some don't like Dusty's booking,
guess cause those people can't always be the star or always win but the
times I worked for him, everything made sense and had great heat from
If you were a regular on TNA or WWE, what angle would you suggest? And
with whom would you want to feud?
I'd love to have our Extreme Horsemen group of Corino and Diamond.
Doesn't matter who we were against, long as they could work and decent
baby faces we could make it a hot angle. In MLW, we did the angle
against the Funking Army and had better turnouts than what ECW did in
the houses down in Fl. It showed that we 3 can sell out houses and
deserve to be a main event crew.
Do you see anybody out there that you would consider as a member of the
For WWE, would be Benoit; TNA would be David Young and on the indy
circuit the old veteran and our friend Jack Victory.
Well, thanks for the opportunity to chat.
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