"Fake Razor Ramon" Rick Bogner on what Shawn Michaels taught him, his last phone conversation with Vince McMahon
Inside The Ropes Radio with Rick Bogner
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First night as razor in the WWF bumping into HBK: Actually, Shawn Michaels, lot of guys really didn’t like him, Bret didn’t like him, unless that was all a work because Bret kept that sorta stuff to himself. Shawn walked up to me and goes 'D’ya mind if I give you a little criticism, a little positive criticism?' I told him sure, you know this guy was one of my idols and now he wants to teach me something. 'Well here’s how Scott used to do the Razor punch" and he showed me how to do it.
"I was starstruck man, that he was teaching me something and I always appreciated that. He was always really cool to me. Which was surprising given that he was good friends with Scott. But he probably thought there’s a kid trying to make it in the business and wanted to help me out. I was never going to be able to replace Scott as that character. It’s like trying to bring in another Hulk Hogan, you just can’t do it."
On being let go by the WWF and last interaction with Vince: "I didn’t find out. They just kind of sent us home after a tour in Memphis and I sorta saw the writing on the wall. I actually phoned Vince. I’d saved his home number. So I called him and I said 'Hey, it’s Rick Titan here from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and it looks like my contract's up and I just wanted to see if you wanted to do anything else with the character.' All he said to me was 'Rick, please don’t call me at this number again.' That was it. I saw my dream was destroyed and he didn’t give a damn."
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