Ex WWE Stars Ezekiel Jackson recently appeared on the v2 Wrestling Podcast. Here are the highlights:
On winning the Intercontinental belt: “I only found out on the day. That day was special to me as it was fathers day and I was thinking about my dad [who passed away). It was on the East coast and I saw my mum the night before. My mum saw me perform in the ring for the first night in New Jersey the night before. I was wearing the championship on fathers day and that was really exciting."
On working with William Regal: "He is a teacher. He loves this business and wants everyone to understand this business is special. He was one of the guys I wanted to be like growing up because of his style. You would watch him on WCW and you would really think he was beating the crap out of somebody. It was really cool to be in there with a legend of this business."
On feedback from Vince McMahon: "I remember from my first night on TV with Brian Kendrick his [Vince's] reaction was that he liked what I did. The first physical thing I did was with Stevie Richards. I snatched him up and torture racked him for the first time and Vince said “I like that. I was ecstatic. This as my second or third week on TV and I was impressing the boss which is what you are supposed to do – impress the boss. So I was excited from the get go.”
He was a guy who had size and that was about it. Never had a real chance of speaking and his in ring work was Ok at best.