Redbeard discusses his release from WWE, being part of the Wyatt Family, why he started wearing a sheep’s mask, thoughts on Brodie Lee’s signing with AEW, The Bludgeon Brothers, wrestling The Rock at WrestleMania 32, the original plans for what was in his cage, whether he has an interest in going to AEW, his favorite bands and much more.
You can read some of the transcribed highlights below but you should scroll down to watch the full interview:
Erick talked about why he chose his new ring name, Erick Redbeard: “It’s pretty easy. All my handles are already Erick Redbird anyway. I guess the most obvious part was when I was let go, I was basically banished and exiled from this big company. Some other guy that was banished from the land and had to make a name for himself was Erick the Red, so I had a redbeard. It’s an easy transition for me.”
Erick was asked what he thinks of Brodie Lee and will he be going to AEW: “It’s wrestling. You never say never. Me and him have always been joined at the hip. I know he had very high singles aspirations. He wants to be the world champion and all that. To me, I just want to wrestle and have fun doing it and be creative, whether it’s a character backstage and doing that. I have fun doing that stuff. I have fun in the ring. I had fun doing the tag stuff. I don’t care either way. I love performing. He wants to be the best in the world at what he does. He is very meticulous with how he is in the ring. I want to give him a chance. I don’t want to step on any toes. I don’t want to be there like, oh here I am again. Let him do what he wants to do. I’m sure we are going to come around and do something in the future together, but for right now, let him do his own thing. Let me do my own thing and let’s meet back in the year whatever.”