World Championship Wrestling has often been described as a toxic working environment. Many people have recalled stories of the horrific working conditions of WCW, but now, Vampiro has discussed the company nearly killing him.
He recently spoke with Wrestling Inc., where he shared his contempt for his former employer. Here is the full quote:
“So a lot of the a– kissers. ‘Oh, no, it was great,’ and they’re still trying to hang on and get that one last indie booking. I can say a bunch of names, but f–k those guys. The reality of the situation is, they were as much a part of the problem as the guilty ones work because they didn’t speak up. They didn’t have the f–king balls to stand up. They just want that paycheck. It’s like prostitution is what it’s like man. I didn’t spend my life being an athlete at a high level: hockey, football, basketball [and] pro wrestling.
I was Vampiro for 12 years in Japan, Europe [and] Mexico before I even mention WCW. F–k WCW. I didn’t need WCW, but it was the natural progression in my career. I’ve been in all these places. I got to go there and dominate, and they said I’m never going to get a shot and I f–king schooled it. I don’t care what you say. It is what it is. So yeah, it almost killed me. It really did.”
In recent years, Vampiro has often served as a commentator for various promotions. He has most notably been the commentator for AAA and Lucha Underground alongside Matt Striker.
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