Former WWE star Mojo Rawley recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet, where he discussed his WWE run and his upcoming movie role.
Mojo was asked about the time when he had his face painted in WWE, and he admitted that he didn’t want to paint his face, and thought it didn’t look cool. Mojo said:
“I was so against that. I really didn’t want to do that. But truthfully the sketches didn’t look half bad. I remember thinking I hope when I wear this it looks this cool, it couldn’t be furthest from. I pitched this idea of everyone looks at themselves in the mirror and everyone hypes themselves up. Everyone has that degree of vanity, let me run with it. Let me cut promos where I am berating them for their shortcoming, and you don’t know who I am talking to. You find out later it’s me, and we can take this whole new attitude and run with it. Somehow that lead to me losing my mind and drawing on my face, I don’t know what it became. We literally did one match with that character.
Mojo went on to discuss how he and Apollo Crews were working together and wanted to work together more on TV, saying:
“Me and Apollo (Crews) were paired together on a Europe tour. I remember I was like 2 and half weeks of every day working together, we put on some great matches. There was so much that we pitched together. We put on matches that nobody was really expecting out of us and the fans gravitated towards. It’s hard though. You got 2 guys with no TV time going after these guys with established rivalries. But it was in the reports every night. These 2 are onto something, lets give them a run. So they booked Apollo for my debut match in this new run. We were stoked, we were like let’s go out and kill it, show them what we got. Then we found out it was a 60-second match that was written out entirely for us. Two and a half weeks, then it’s that, then it’s over. I just painted my face like an idiot for nothing.”
Mojo has high goals for his life outside of WWE, hoping to score more Hollywood roles and follow in the footsteps of The Rock.