Road Warrior Animal has never been shy to give his opinion even if it’s not the popular thing to say. This time he may be in some hot water with many of the current talent, in and out of WWE.
Animal described women being in the main event in WWE as a problem. “There is a problem in the wrestling business. Yes, the women’s movement is growing, but when the women are the main event and they have the best matches on your card, there’s an issue.”
UPDATE: Click here for Becky Lynch’s reaction to these comments.
Animal was not a fan of Tyler Breeze getting an Intercontinental Title shot on last week’s WWE Raw: “You’ve got a guy that’s 185 pounds soaking wet – nothing against Tyler Breeze, he’s funny with Fandango. He’s a job guy in the wrestling business. That’s all he’s done is get beat and put people over. You’re gonna put him against someone that’s fighting for a championship belt? How much sense does that make? It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever and the fans see through this.”
Animal went on to talk about Daniel Bryan, claiming that his merchandise sales are non-existent since he turned heel. Not sure where he is getting his numbers from but Bryan has said that he would rather not sell merchandise as a heel and he doesn’t plan on wearing his own merchandise anymore, echoing Chris Jericho’s feelings that heels shouldn’t be asking fans to buy their merch. Animal said this about Daniel Bryan: “Don’t even get me started about Daniel Bryan. His merchandise sales have been non-existent, like zero, since he turned heel. There was your hottest selling merchandise guy besides New Day and he’s selling nothing. If I hear one more time, ‘The new Daniel Bryan,’ come on. They get the point already after a month. They’re getting it; they understand you’re a heel. I know he’s trying to get heat, but he’s not getting much heat. I feel sorry for AJ Styles. They should have never taken the title off of him. They should have done something to make maybe AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan a tag team together. They’d be a great team because they’re both great workers. The problem is they’ve got no other heel team they could wrestle.”
On Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson:
“Don’t even get me started about those two. Gallows comes out there with a rhinestone stud setter set trying to look like a tough guy. He’s got lycra tights. You can’t be a tough guy wearing plastic lycra tights. Then his partner, his brother, wears blue tights and then Gallows has got black. What other tag team do you know that’s cohesive that does not match? All the great tag teams had similar gimmicks with each other. Now you’ve got two guys that look totally opposite being a team. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not smart business and I’m surprised nobody went up to them on their way to the ring and said to the small guy, ‘Where’s your black tights? Why you got baby blue?’ He had baby blue tights on yesterday. They offer you nothing…..maybe Gallows & Anderson are disheartened. I can see that, but they’re not offering anything to the wrestling business right now.”
If this is the first time you’ve read about or heard a Road Warrior Animal shoot interview then some of the things he said may shock you but this is in line with things he has said in the past. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking below: