WWE Hall of Famer Luke WIlliams comments on HOF criticism
Recently Pancakes and Powerslams Show had WWE Hall of Famer Luke Williams of the Bushwhackers as it’s guest. As reported by wrestlinginc.com, he shared a lot of of stories from his five decade long experience in the wrestling business. The highlights of the interview is provided below :
About Vince McMahon not in favour of tag teams main-eventing:
"If it was a main event, [Vince] never used tag teams. Tag teams were more of attractions. [The Bushwhackers] were attractions. One time he put Ted [DiBiase] and IRS together to work against Hulk [Hogan] and [Brutus Beefcake]. The rest of the time, the tag teams were never sent to the main events."
If he thinks that strong characters don’t need titles:
"When you have strong characters, like Jim Duggan, he's a character, he had the flag, he was over, he didn't need the belt. To me, when I was doing booking, I put the belts on wrestlers who didn't have so much of a character, but the belt helped them get to that level. Great workers worked their way up to that level."
About the memorable 1991 Royal Rumble elimination:
"I still get stopped and asked about that 1991 Royal Rumble, were I came to the ring, Earthquake grabbed me, threw me out the other side, [I] landed on my feet, and started marching back. People remember that sort of stuff. And when you look at that, look how many years ago that was!"
Plans of retirement:
"I feel like if I stopped moving around, my body is going to lock up. As long as I can move around on the mat, I'll keep doing it. I try to keep in shape."
Regarding the criticism of being selected for WWE Hall of Fame:
"We got a lot of negative publicity. Who are these two goons? Most of the wrestling fans didn't know about the Sheepherders or the Kiwis. You know, we first came in 1972 to the USA. Before that, we wrestled all over, [including] far east Japan. We first came to NorthAmerican in 1972. None of the fans today knew that."