Booker T vs. Buff Bagwell - WCW Championship Match: Raw, July 2, 2001

Former WCW superstar Buff Bagwell recently sat down with Cult of Whatever and discussed a number of topics. His time in WCW, the transition to WWE and his thoughts on Vince McMahon were among the topics discussed.

Below are some questions, along with “Buff Daddy’s” answers:

What was it like when you made you signed for WCW?

Oh my god, everybody in the world said I would never make it, that I was too young, I was too little, so for me to make it at WCW was the biggest thing ever for me and I was only 20-years-old. Not only did I make it, I made it at a very young age and proved myself, I became very popular very quickly, it was a really unbelievable high to firstly tell all my friends I told you so, but not being cocky I was fortunate and glad and respectful that I had made it.

You were a member of the NWO, what was it like being a member of that group?

Being in the NWO at that time was like being part of the best team in NFL, NBA or MLB. NWO was the best, to be part of the best anything is a high and I was part of the best thing that wrestling had. I was very excited, very privileged and it really helped my career a lot.

It was surreal being on the road with those guys as well, I was travelling with Sting, Lex Lugar, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan and all of these megastars and I was one of them and I was very humbled by that experience.

You did go over to WWE and on your television debut wrestled for the World Championship, what was that like?

What people don’t realise is that they put Booker T and myself on as the main event of Monday Night Raw for the WCW World Title in Seattle, Washington with all of the odds against us.

A week later WWE were going to be in Atlanta, Georgia, why could they have not waited seven days and put Booker T v Buff Bagwell for the WCW World Championship on in Atlanta which was the home of WCW instead of seven days earlier in Seattle where we got booed out of the building.

My honest opinion is that it was set up for us to fail, it didn’t work and we knew we shouldn’t have been in the main event, we knew there was something wrong about it but you don’t ask questions in this business you just go and do what your told.

From your experiences with Vince McMahon, how would you describe him as a boss?


Bagwell also discuss Eric Bischoff as a boss, what he’s currently doing and more.

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