Eric Cohen of About.com has an interview up with former WWE star Kevin Thorn. Here are some of the highlights.
On why the “Mordecai” gimmick was dropped so quickly:
“It was a mixture of mine and Vince’s [McMahon] idea. The main reason it was dropped so soon was because I got into a fight in a bar and got into some trouble with a lawsuit. WWE just didn?t want to take the risk of keeping me on board and getting sued or so-on and so-forth.”
On the creation his vampire gimmick in ECW:
“Basically, they were starting on SciFi. SciFi wanted some different characters. Some of them never made it past one or two shows, like the Zombie, the Alien, or whatever else you saw at the very beginning on SciFi. It just so happened that when they came up to me and asked if I wanted to be a vampire and stuff like that I said ?Sure?. I put a lot into it and it worked out.”
On working with Shelly Martinez in ECW:
“That was something that Paul Heyman thought about and asked me about. I thought it was a great idea. She was awesome. I can?t say enough good things about the way Shelly made the gimmick that much better. Having her alongside of me made it a stand out set.”
On why he felt WWE could have capitalized on the new vampire trend:
“They fumbled and dropped the ball and whatever else you can say. They lost out big time on that one. We were way ahead of the game with that character and things that could have been done with the character. I still shake my head, I don?t get it. But hey, it’s Vince’s toy. He gets to do whatever he wants with it. He’s the final word. He didn?t want a vampire. Guess what, he didn?t have to have a vampire.”
To check out the full interview, click here.