Former WCW star “Kwee Wee” Allan Funk was interviewed on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. Frunk was first introduced in 1998 under his real name before eventually being repackaged with a flamboyant gimmick.
Funk said he was in line for a big push in WCW before Vince McMahon bought the company.
He said, “Eric was always cool with me. Bischoff said, ‘I really love what you do. I love your work ethic. I love your matches. Your body is great. You’re going to get a push. You’re going to be my next big guy.’ I said, ‘Great. Whatever I got to do, sign me up.’ He said, ‘No, you’ve already done it, but I need you to do me a favor tonight. I need you to put Rick Steiner over big, like Superman’ I said, ‘No problem.’ He said, ‘I’m telling you. Do this for me and if I like it, you’re going to get a big push. You’re going to make a lot of money and you’re going to be my next big name.’ I said, ‘Great. I’m all in brother.’ I stood up and shook his hand. He was excited. I was excited. I did the job for Rick Steiner and put him over huge. I always got along with Rick, so we had a pretty good match. He jobbed me out, but he let me get some stuff in. I made him look strong.
I got backstage and Bischoff was standing back there waiting on me. He said he loved it. He said it was exactly what he wanted. Then every week from there on out, every time he was at the arena, he pretty much does the same thing. I’m thinking two or three weeks of this, I’m definitely getting a push. Next thing you know, we go down to Florida for the PPV. I wasn’t even supposed to be on the show. I go to the arena just to hang out with the boys and watch the show. I went down to Florida for a couple of spring training games. We’re down there hanging out with some baseball players. We go to the show Sunday night. Like I said, I wasn’t even booked on the show. While I’m there, they book me on the show against Jason Jett, EZ Money from ECW. We had the curtain jerker, the first match of the night. It was about a 15 minute barn burner. It was a great match. I’m thinking I’m not booked on the PPV, I showed up, and they booked me anyway. They said Jason Jett was going to go over, which was fine with me. I’ve never had a problem with putting guys over. I’m thinking I’ll do this job, and the next thing you know, Kevin Nash calls while I’m driving and says, ‘Vince just bought the company.’
Host John Poz and Allan discussed his friendship with Macho Man Randy Savage, the WCW Power Plant, Debuting in WCW, Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo, the WWF buying WCW, Vince McMahon, Johnny Ace, and so much more. Click here for the full interview.