Sid Vicious Talks About His Issues With Vince McMahon Being Biggest Mistake Of His Career
Former WWE, WCW and ECW Superstar Sid Vicious recently appeared as a guest on former WWE broadcast team member Sean Mooney’s Prime Time podcast for an in-depth interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On Dusty Rhodes having big plans for him when he took back control of WCW: “[Dusty] said, ‘We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna that, you’re going to be everything, Sid. Now you go and sign a contract so I know you’re going to be here. Now, at the time I’m only making $250,000 a year, but that’s good money, nobody else is making that kind of money there except for a handful of people. We come to an agreement, they offered me $500,000.
“[Vince] sits down and says, ‘Well, Sid, we don’t give guaranteed money, but here’s the magic wand. You tell me what you want,’ and I said, ‘I want Hogan’s spot,'” Sid responded. “He said, ‘It’s yours.’ … I wondered what kind of money are we talking about and he talked about merchandising and what WrestleMania would bring and things like that. He said WrestleMania would bring is the same that I would make in a year at WCW. He suggested that, he didn’t say for sure.”
On taking the money from WCW and screwing over Vince McMahon being the biggest mistake of his career: “By the time I got home, WCW has gotten wind of this somehow and now they’ve offered me $750,000, guaranteed,” Sid said. “So I thought, ‘F— Vince McMahon, I’m signing that thing tomorrow morning.’ So, this is probably the biggest mistake of my life. I’m leaving, the phone rings and it’s Vince McMahon … he said, ‘Are you going to sign that [WCW] contract?’ and I said, ‘Yes, I am. I didn’t call because I didn’t want to put you in the middle and play that middle game. I didn’t think it was fair. Mr. McMahon this is more money that I can ever dream of and I’m going to sign the deal.’ He says, ‘Sid. You’re never going to get this opportunity again.’ So, I made my mind up to f—— take that chance. And it was a big mistake, I never made that kind of money [in WWE]. I made $150,000 for WrestleMania. I made good money, I don’t think I made $750,000. Still, it was a big mistake, when I look back on it, it was the only real mistake I made in the business.”
Check out the complete episode of the Prime Time podcast featuring the Sid Vicious interview at YouTube.com.
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