Deciding to call it a career and retire:
"I was actually going to retire last year in November. The reason I decided it was time to jump off is I've still got pretty good health and I'd like to keep it that way. I'm 57 years old. When I get in that ring, I want to give it my all. The thing of it is, 40 years is good. It was a dream of mine as a kid. I spoke to an elementary school today. I told those kids if they have a dream and a desire and a passion than they can accomplish those dreams. I mean that. I want to tell every child that. I had a chance to live a dream. Not only that, sir, but I got a chance to go further than I ever thought that I could."
Being paired with Tommy Rogers for the "Fantastics" team:
"Well, Tommy and I met in Memphis, TN for Jerry Jarrett's company. He was a singles wrestler. I was a singles wrestler too. We were both Junior Heavyweights. The Rock and Roll Express were out and they were looking for a tag team in the old Mid South territory, Bill Watts' old territory. Superstar Bill Dundee chose me, Cowboy Bill Watts chose Tommy. They put us together as a 90 day replacement team and the rest is history!"
The rumor that Tommy Rogers may have killed himself:
"Tommy Rogers passed away. It wasn't no suicide. That had been brought up especially when he first passed. He choked in his sleep on some food he had eaten. I considered him a dear friend but not only that, he was a brother in Christ. We both had accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior."