WWE legend The Honky Tonk Man on why Greg Valentine wasn't excited about the Rhythm and Blues tag team, Old School Raw, whether he's open to more WWE appearances
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On being paired with Greg Valentine and why it didn’t reach it’s potential: "Rhythm and Blues thing was something that was going to rejuvenate both myself and Greg Valentine. But Greg was always very much 'I’m Greg, I’ve got blond hair, my father’s Johnny Valentine, I’m a wrestler.' I said 'Listen, if you don’t do this, dye your hair black and at least give us a shot, he’s gonna fire both of us' And that’s eventually what happened because Greg just did not try to make it work. But now after all these years, he tells me he wished he’d went with it. We were supposed to get the Tag titles from The Harts. We were going to win the tag team titles, but he just did not want to do it and it showed."
Why did he go back to WWE now: "I really think it was the fact that they did call me and ask me to come back and do the Old School Raw. It was a tipping point. And then the spot that I was given on that show, I could not have asked for any better. If they had asked me, I don’t think I could’ve dreamt of anything better, I was extremely proud of how they did it. It’s hard to describe. And for them to announce me as 'The Greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time' I was really taken away with that moment of having them announce me like that on TV in front of a worldwide audience."
Will he be back on WWE TV: "I would love to do something there on a full time basis, whatever they would have for me to do, because I think I can contribute something, somewhere, somehow. Do they need me there full time? Absolutely not. They don’t need anybody. But sure I’ll do some more stuff with them."
Other interview topics include the origins of his character, starting in WWE as a babyface, winning the Intercontinental Title, and his feud with The Ultimate Warrior.
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