Elijah Burke Says Vince McMahon is Great, Talks About His WWE Departure
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.12.2014
Plus his time in TNA...
- Elijah Burke spoke with PWMania about his WWE departure, Vince McMahon, CM Punk and more. Check out the highlights:
On his WWE departure & a potential return: "No main reason for departure except with all of the creative changes, writers switching from brand to brand, I kinda got lost in the shuffle. "Black Thursday" came and almost 15 wrestlers got let go. It was their call, I wasn't in any program or being used as I was in a rebuilding faze. I look forward to returning to the WWE when the time is right for both parties, and hopefully that will be sooner than later."
On Vince McMahon: "Vince is great. He was one cool cat! Never had a bad experience with him. Anytime you can walk up to boss and say, What's up dawg and give some him some dap, that should let you know what type of man he is. As a matter of fact, when he came out on ECW with the doorag on after Wrestlemania 23…. Take a wild guess who that doorag belonged to???"
On CM Punk's comments about him: "Never heard them… People mentioned it to me via social media, but I have no thoughts on it. EVERY thought that I ever had about Phil, he knows them because I told him to his face, and I'd like to think that he'd do the same, but I have no thoughts or comments about what was or may have been said. What would that say about me to say something behind Phil's back or in an interview where he can't respond for himself?? I mean, what type of person would do such a thing?? Not I, not Pope."
On his TNA run: "I enjoyed my time with TNA as they gave me the ball and allowed me to run with it. What was really awesome was that Pope was NEVER scripted as Vince Russo allowed Pope to be Pope and would literally say, "Nobody knows what Pope would do except you." I enjoyed working with him and others in TNA."