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SLAM! Wrestling chats with Faarooq
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling


Melissa From Nova Scotia: Faarooq, I was just wondering why you hate Ahmed Johnson so much?


Faarooq: That's a deep-rooted question. It has to do with heritage. He sold out.


Lord Ullter: I was really surprised that you lost your match Sunday night,what went wrong?


Faarooq: I was surprised I lost to him! The reason I lost is because of dissension among the Nation. That's why I fired them all.


Peter Ransom : What did you think of ECW while you were up there and also how it has grown over the last two years?


Faarooq: It was different. And by different, I mean they try hard, but it's not the WWF, where the Big Boys play.


Big Baybee: For a long time we heard that the wrestling business was a racist one.Why would you agree to involve yourself in such a stereotypical angle that overshadows all of your great past achievements?


Faarooq: Well, what part of the world doesn't have racism? When you find that place please let me know because I'd like to go there!


Peter: What's your take on the Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart incident on Monday?


Faarooq: You mean the catfight? I think they should've had a Dog in it, like me, to show them what a fight is really like.


Steve: Do you know when Mark Henry is going to return?? Will he join the nation?


Faarooq: Don't know and don't care!


Chris in Ottawa: Faarooq, what's your relationship like with the other wrestlers back stage?


Faarooq: The same as it is in the ring, except I don't get paid to beat 'em up behind the scenes!


ken: WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO WRESTLE OUTSIDE OF THE WWF?


Faarooq: My ex-wife! (howls of laughter)


Chris in Ottawa: Faarooq, for what do you attribute the constant rating loss of RAW IS WAR to WCW Nitro? If RAW has the better product, why do most fans tune into Nitro?


Faarooq: It's simple. Turner owns his own company. When you run wrestling a million times a week, you can't lose!


Robert: Do you enjoy wrestling as a "bad guy"? Or would you prefer to wrestle as a "good guy'?


Faarooq: Oh, god, BAD! Even when I was good, I was bad, so BAD is the best!


jt prez.: besides yourself, who is the best wrestler in the wwf?


Faarooq: If I had to break it up into three people, I'd say me, myself and I!


Stephen Dame: what is your opinion of the wwf working with, ECW, UFC, and possibly even the FMW from Japan


Faarooq: I don't get into the business aspect of it. My job is to beat up people whether they're black, Japanese, white or other!


Richard Millan NANAIMO B.C. CANADA: Did Wolfie D and the other guys get fired by you or did they just quit?


Faarooq: I fire them. I threw them to the wolves! Nobody quits The Nation!


Eric Hunter From Rialto, California: What is your opinion on Crush?


Faarooq: Very good athlete. Very good wrestler. It's a shame I had to fire him.


Eric Hunter: Why Do you feel that Vince McMahon is holding the WWF title from you?


Faarooq: He's afraid of me being in the front running for the title. He's not holding the title from me! That's left up to the wrestler to determine.


Carmelo T.: Hi, I was just wondering how you became interested in wrestling. I know your brother, John, is a bodybuilder, and I also know that you were a football player. Thanks.


Faarooq: Glad he keeps up with my family! I was actually recruited by a Japanese trainer 13 years ago after football and I haven't turned back since.


jtprez: if steve austin wanted to wrestle you in a steel cage match,would you take him on?


Faarooq: And beat him! And that's the bottom line!


birdman: How many new members will there be?


Faarooq: Right now, I have no number in mind, but much larger than before.


jtprez: at what age did you first break into wrestling?


Faarooq: I was 25.


billy: Will you get another shot at the WWF championship?


Faarooq: I'm sure of it.


Chris: How do you feel about the revoking about the Ottawa football franchise?


Faarooq: I was very upset. And I still want to know the reason behind it.


LISA: Y ARE U SO SEXY


Faarooq: Thanks a lot!


Wildone: Will Rocky Maivia join the Nation?? We havn't heard from him in a while?? A surprise entrance maybe??


Faarooq: Absolutely not!


canoereader: Faarooq, in the first few months of your WWF tenure, your workrate simply was outstanding. More recently, however, you seem to be struggling in the ring. You're getting a lot of 3-move victories. Might this be the result of injuries that you've sustained during your WWF tour of duty?


Faarooq: No. It's just that my opponents aren't worthy. It doesn't take long to beat them.


jtprez: what do you think about bret hart's comments about the american wrestling fans?


Faarooq: Bret has his opinion. As I do. I even bashed him that time!


Faarooq:


Greg Oliver: Two more questions and Faarooq has to run!!


Mike: Would you like to see Harlem Heat leave WCW and join WWF and the Nation?


Greg Oliver:


Faarooq: That could be a possibility.


Herschel Walker: What do you think of Ahmed Johnson saving your butt from the Undertaker at the KOTR??


Faarooq: Ahmed interfered where he had no business. I didn't his help! And how's Wrightfield, Ga if you're Herschel Walker??


Faarooq:


Greg Oliver: Thanks from Moderator Greg Oliver and SLAM! Sports


Faarooq: NOD Rules!