FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Interview With: The Sandman
Andy Steven of
October 29, 2007
Recently released World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, The Sandman, has spoken out for the first time since his WWE release with
www.PWMania.com. He spoke on his release from WWE and gave the real reason to his release, the original plan for him in WWE/ECW, as well as the different atmosphere’s backstage in RAW, SmackDown! & ECW, the possibility of a TNA return and much more. The complete interview is below:
Andy Steven: Thanks for taking this time out once again to take part in this interview for
www.PWMania.com. Online reports suggest that you were released after an incident during WWE's South Africa tour with Ricky Steamboat and you later asked for your release, can you explain the situation a little more and your thoughts on it?
The Sandman: Well actually the reason I am no longer with WWE is because I wanted to be able to spend more time with my family. I got tired of the road schedule.
Andy Steven: You were with WWE for over a year and had a huge involvement in the ECW return, what were WWE's original plans for ECW and you?
The Sandman: Well I am not sure what Vince McMahon’s plans for ECW were but the plans for me were to come in kick ass then leave that’s why you never saw me in full matches and when you did they were basically beatdowns.
Andy Steven: Did you enjoy your time working with WWE?
The Sandman: Yes it was great got to see a lot of my old friends.
Andy Steven: Were there any differences of the atmosphere backstage between the live RAW shows and the ECW/SmackDown! tapings?
The Sandman: Some what, not too much though. ECW was different because we had a bunch of the originals so it was like home. When I entered RAW it was a lot different.
Andy Steven: Have you been contacted by TNA or if asked to return to TNA would you consider it?
The Sandman: I would go over to TNA if offered the right amount of money.
Andy Steven: Who did you most enjoying working with during your time in WWE?
The Sandman: There was not really a certain person.
Andy Steven: Are you still in contact with anyone in WWE, if so who?
The Sandman: I am still in contact with some of the people but I barely use my phone so I barely talk to them.
Andy Steven: Who's idea was it to trade you to RAW, when did you find out about it and did you enjoy it more than ECW on Sci Fi and why?
The Sandman: It was the creative team’s idea to trade me. I found out about it last minute before the trade happened. I enjoyed ECW more then RAW because my friends were on ECW
Andy Steven: Do you have any plans for the near future?
The Sandman: Basically I am going to spend a lot of time with my family. I will still take bookings but want time for my family. If anybody wants to book me they can do so by contacting Tod Gordon at
Andy Steven: I would like to thank you very much once again for taking this time to take part in this interview for
www.PWMania.com, I wish you the best of luck in the future, do you have any messages to say to your fans?
The Sandman: I would like to thank you all for your support. Make sure to checkout the new official Sandman website at
www.hardcoreiconsandman.com it just launched on the 25th.