Vickie Guerrero Talks About How 'Excuse Me' Became Her Catchphrase
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.01.2014
It wasn't planned...
In an interview with Bleacher Report, Vickie Guerrero revealed how she came up with "Excuse Me" as a catchphrase. Here are highlights:
On when she found out going into the mud bath: "About an hour before doors (opened). (Laughs.) Of course everyone is deciding what kind of show we're going to have that night, and the writers are still finishing the show. We find out around five o'clock. I've been in worse. Having a pudding match, it turns out, wasn't that bad after all. (Laughs.)"
On if she ever thought she would have her own career in WWE: "No. It was agreed between Eddie and I that I would stay home and take care of the kids while he was on the road. And I was OK with that. (Laughs.) But things progressed, and my girls are talented. For them to do some things with Eddie and to not be nervous, it was kind of scary. Eddie was like 'Oh gosh, what have I started?' I know he would have been proud for me to continue with WWE. Because when we did work together we always had a great time."
On how "Excuse Me" was started: "Excuse me was not planned at all. It was a night I was in the wheelchair, and I had this page-and-a-half promo that was written about an hour before I was supposed to go out there. And I wasn't prepared at all and I felt overwhelmed. Sure enough, in the middle of the promo I forgot what I was supposed to say. I kind of stood there like a deer in the headlights and the fans knew that something was wrong. I didn't know what to do. I just started saying "Excuse me" to regroup and figure out where I was mentally in the promo. When I did that, they just lashed out even louder at me. So I said it again. The hate that came, and just watching the facials of the people in the front row, I thought 'At least that bought me some time.'"