June 12, 1997
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?
That's a deep-rooted question. It has to do with heritage. He sold out.
I was really surprised that you lost your match Sunday night,what went wrong?
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?
It was different. And by different, I mean they try hard, but it's not the WWF, where the Big Boys play.
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?
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!
What's your take on the Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart incident on Monday?
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.
Do you know when Mark Henry is going to return?? Will he join the nation?
Don't know and don't care!
Chris in Ottawa:
Faarooq, what's your relationship like with the other
wrestlers back stage?
The same as it is in the ring, except I don't get paid to beat 'em up behind the scenes!
WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO WRESTLE OUTSIDE OF THE WWF?
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?
It's simple. Turner owns his own company. When you run wrestling a million times a week, you can't lose!
Do you enjoy wrestling as a "bad guy"? Or would you prefer to wrestle as a "good guy'?
Oh, god, BAD! Even when I was good, I was bad, so BAD is the best!
besides yourself, who is the best wrestler in the wwf?
If I had to break it up into three people, I'd say me, myself and I!
what is your opinion of the wwf working with, ECW, UFC, and
possibly even the FMW from Japan
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?
I fire them. I threw them to the wolves! Nobody quits The Nation!
Eric Hunter From Rialto, California:
What is your opinion on Crush?
Very good athlete. Very good wrestler. It's a shame I had to fire him.
Why Do you feel that Vince McMahon is holding the WWF title
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.
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.
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.
if steve austin wanted to wrestle you in a steel cage match,would you take him on?
And beat him! And that's the bottom line!
How many new members will there be?
Right now, I have no number in mind, but much larger than before.
at what age did you first break into wrestling?
I was 25.
Will you get another shot at the WWF championship?
I'm sure of it.
How do you feel about the revoking about the Ottawa football
I was very upset. And I still want to know the reason behind it.
Y ARE U SO SEXY
Thanks a lot!
Will Rocky Maivia join the Nation?? We havn't heard from him in a while?? A surprise entrance maybe??
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?
No. It's just that my opponents aren't worthy. It doesn't take long to beat them.
what do you think about bret hart's comments about the american wrestling fans?
Bret has his opinion. As I do. I even bashed him that time!
Two more questions and Faarooq has to run!!
Would you like to see Harlem Heat leave WCW and join WWF and the Nation?
That could be a possibility.
What do you think of Ahmed Johnson saving your butt from the Undertaker at the KOTR??
Ahmed interfered where he had no business. I didn't his help! And how's Wrightfield, Ga if you're Herschel Walker??
Thanks from Moderator Greg Oliver and SLAM! Sports