Mike Mooneyham interviewed TNA star “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero about his path to a career in professional wrestling including enrolling in the police academy, competing in amateur boxing, and his NWA roots.
On the difference between WWE and TNA, the former WWE superstar replied: “The major difference is the atmosphere. The atmosphere starts at the top and then goes down to the bottom. The atmosphere we live in is above you because the top is so smooth, and I’m talking about (TNA president) Dixie Carter. It’s so smooth and relaxed and family-like. The vibe is just so good. And that’s the biggest difference.