WWE.com Interviews Stevie Richards And The Blue Meanie
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.09.2005
The bWo "shoots" on JBL.
WWE.com conducted the following interviews with Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie regarding the bWo and what happened with JBL this past week on Smackdown.
Stevie Richards Interview:
“JBL had it coming,” claimed Stevie Richards. “It’s that simple.”
Nearly a month after JBL attacked The Blue Meanie at the end of ECW’s One Night Stand, Richards responded with a resounding chair shot Thursday night on SmackDown!
Richards, who was leading the return of the Blue World Order, then watched as his act of revenge opened up a serious and bloody gash on JBL’s head.
“That’s called a receipt,” Richards told WWE.com.
“At One Night Stand, JBL took a cheap shot and went into business for himself,” Richards said. “It was the lowest thing I’ve seen in my 14 years in the business. I was absolutely speechless and appalled at what he did that night, and I’m sure my sentiments are echoed not only throughout the locker room, but throughout wrestling’s entire fan base. “But it doesn’t surprise me because that’s the type of bully JBL is,” Richards added. “And yes, I called him a bully, just like Meanie did years ago when he was released. But he’s a classic bully and there’s nothing I hate more than bullies, especially ones who take cheap shots.”
While Richards knows he can’t take away the pain his friend Blue Meanie suffered at the fists of JBL, Thursday night’s chair shot does give him some sort of closure.
“I busted him open like I’ve never seen anyone busted open,” Richards said. “We hurt him where it matters most. We embarrassed him on SmackDown!, his show. We showed the wrestling God he can go down any night.”
Still, Richards, who was part of that 11-person WWE Draft Lottery trade, will obviously watch his back as he shares a locker room with JBL every week.
“I’m expecting to get my ass kicked by JBL,” Richards said. “But right is right and wrong is wrong. What he did was dishonorable and had to be answered.
Richards also finds it strange that WWE never so much as gave JBL a slap on the wrist for his actions. Richards is now keeping his fingers crossed that WWE doesn’t respond to his response.
“Knowing my luck, they’ll come down on me for that chair shot,” Richards said. “But that’s fine. In fact, since this week seems to be a big one for releases, they can go ahead and let me go. I know I did what was right.
Blue Meanie Interview:
The Blue World Order made a shocking appearance on SmackDown! last night, highlighted by a vicious and bloody attack on JBL. WATCH THIS EXCLUSIVE video of the bWo bloodying JBL. Caution: This video is not suitable for all audiences.
WWE.com: After the events of One Night Stand, do you feel a sense of retribution?
The Blue Meanie: Last night on SmackDown! was what is known in the wrestling business as "a receipt." Is it retribution? Not quite! JBL thought he could waltz into ECW One Night Stand, lump up Da' Blue Guy and that would be the last of it. JBL made the cardinal mistake of underestimating what the Blue World Order is all about.
A lot of people doubted that I, Brian Heffron, would ever make in sports entertainment and I proved them wrong. People never thought I would make it to ECW and I proved them wrong! People never thought I would make it to the WWE and I proved them wrong. The bWo wasn't supposed to last more than one night in ECW when it debuted, but it turned into one of ECW's most remembered factions and we proved them wrong. So if JBL thought he was going to go unserved. It's very evident that we proved him WRONG on SmackDown!
So JBL can talk **** on ECW all he wants. He can talk **** on the ECW wrestlers all he wants. He can talk **** on the bWo all he wants. But when it came down to it, he proved last night on SmackDown! that he wouldn't have last in ECW for ONE DAY! ECW guys are just tougher.
WWE.com: Talk about what happened at ECW One Night Stand.
Meanie: That was probably the worst encounter I have ever experienced in a wrestling ring. First, I was already injured with 14 staples in the back of my head closing a wound from a previous match, but I went to One Night Stand to make sure the bWo reunion happened.
JBL crossed the line. He went after that injury. He punched those staples in my head on top of giving me a fresh wound on the front of my face. He swelled my eye up to the size of a grapefruit. I still have a twitch in my eye from what he did to me. I still have headaches. My own mother couldn't look at my face without bursting into tears because of what JBL did to me. My mother cried "what has happened to my boy?" And I had to face my mother in shame and tell her what JBL did to me.
WWE.com: Rumors were circulating that you were considering legal action against JBL. Is this true? Are you still considering legal action? Meanie: A lot of people have said I should. People in my personal life said I should take legal action. People in the professional world said I should take legal action. I have considered it and am undecided. But Thursday on SmackDown!, my lawyer came in the form of a steal chair to JBL's ample cranium.