Glacier was recently interviewed by WINCLY. During the interview, he revealed that he turned down an offer to join the WWE in 2000. Here’s his explanation on why he chose to do so:
When we [WCW] were bought out, [WWE] wanted me to send a tape. I consulted with Terry Taylor about what I should put together and he came up with a great idea, ‘If I were you, I would pitch Ray Lloyd in a highlight reel of Glacier to show them some versatility.’ It was just one of those things where I didn’t really wanna get that personal because in the wrestling business they have the power to do whatever they want to do. It was nothing against WWE but it was just too personal to me to put into the wrestling business. And at the end of the day, I ended up turning them down. I was tired of being on the road and it wasn’t a great offer because they didn’t have to offer anything great at the time because they owned all of the cards.
During that time there was a lot of uncertainty with one major power going under and with anybody brought on board, you won’t really sure what they were gonna try and do with you. Because of the other things that were a little more certain for me, I went the other way and I don’t regret it. The decision to work alongside Dusty for those four years was life-changing. I tell anybody to think of who your childhood hero is and put yourself in my shoes. I had my childhood hero asking me to be his right-hand guy. That goes beyond words to how thrilled I was to be in that position.
You can listen to the interview below:
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