Val Venis was recently interviewed by WrestlingInc. During the interview, he revealed that it was Vince McMahon who initially came up with his gimmick, but most of his famous catchphrases and mannerisms evolved over time. Here’s what he had to say:
Of course, the towel, the ‘hello, ladies,’ and the jokes, they all came about as we were developing the character after producing a couple of vignettes that would introduce the character. It was in development from day one and continued to evolve. It took a long time to really develop into the towel-wearing, ‘hello ladies’ character that ultimately it blew up into.
You can listen to the full interview below: