Former WWE star Val Venis spoke with the Inquisitr recently. “The Big Valbowski” discussed the success of the Attitude Era, told an Owen Hart story, and even credited marijuana with saving his life. Here are the highlights.
Venis realized that he wasn’t going down the right road when he kept receiving pain pills to cure his shoulder injuries. He turned to something else and hasn’t regretted the decision.
“It’s actually saved my life. I had six pins put in my shoulder, can’t get my elbows straight anymore, they’re always hurting. Doctors had me on anti-inflammatory’s and pain pills for years and you can’t take those things for the rest of your life without suffering serious consequences. And when I found out about marijuana and started utilizing that instead, in 2008, I came off all pharmaceuticals and never looked back,” said Venis. “I could smoke marijuana and eat marijuana for the rest of my life and never suffer any liver disease or kidney failure due to pills. The pills will get you every single time, with marijuana, you could be 110-years-old and still smoke it.”
Many people say that the Attitude Era wouldn’t thrive in today’s society. Venis disagrees with the notion.
“It’s one of those things where I don’t think there was ever society where it couldn’t exist, I think the question would be would it cause the same amount of controversy,” said Venis. “I think it could cause controversy, maybe not to the same level, that’s just what I’m thinking. It could absolutely cause the same controversy as before but I those walls have already have been broken down and in order to reinvent it, you have to come up with something more spectacular than it was during the Attitude Era.”
The late Owen Hart was known for being a prankster. Venis recalls one of Hart’s infamous shenanigans
“There was one time when we watched Owen, he had a driver and he was in the passenger seat and Jeff Jarrett was in the backseat behind Owen. And as they are going up the ramp to drive out from the bottom of the arena, all you hear on the top of the roof of the car is ‘whack!’ And Owen looks over to the driver, he says ‘that guy up there just threw a rock down on your car.’ So, the guy stops the car on the ramp, gets out of the car, runs up the ramp, runs around the rail and charges at the guy Owen pointed at. Well, a cop steps out in front of the driver and says ‘whoa, this guy didn’t throw any rock, the guy with the blonde hair in the car hit the roof of your car with his hand. And when the driver looks over the rail to look at Owen, Owen turns around and says ‘Jeff, why did you hit the top of the car?’ and put all the heat on Jeff.”
You can read the entire interview here.