Curt Hawkins opens up.
Former WWE Tag Team Champion Curt Hawkins has been on a major losing streak since 2016. The last time that Hawkins was victorious in a match was against Apollo Crews in November of 2016 at a WWE Live Event. Fast forwarding to present day and the losing streak is still in-tact as Hawkins is sitting on a 0-220 streak.
Although being on a losing streak of that caliber would seem absurd to most, Hawkins takes pride in it to the point where he even prevents WWE creative writers from sending him out to the ring to win a match. Hawkins guest appeared on the 'Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast' in August and during their conversation Hawkins revealed that his losing streak was going to come to an end in a match with Heath Slater during an episode of 'Main Event'. Hawkins added that he went as far as to approach the head writer of RAW to tell said individual that he did not want his streak to be broken.
“What really sparked it all was… there was some kind of online article or something that said, ‘Hey, Curt Hawkins just lost his 100th match in a row’. Where, I think like... and I’m not throwing a shot out there but I think most of my colleagues if they saw that about themselves they’d be like, ‘Man, that's bulls**t’ and be upset about it." Hawkins said. "A bunch of people tweeted me this information and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s true, yes. Lets talk about it.'" He continued, “I didn’t know what it could become, but I knew like why not embrace it and acknowlege it. There’s been times since that article where I was supposed to… I remember one time I was supposed to beat Heath Slater on Main Event and I went, ‘Oh, no’. I said ‘no, no, please no, this could be something.' There’s no sense in ending it on Main Event against Slater.” Hawkins said. “I literally went to the head writer of RAW and said, ‘Please no, I can’t [lose my streak]’ and they were cool about it in the first place because it was more like, ‘Hey, good job. You get to win one tonight’ and I’m like oh God no, you don’t understand, and I remember that particular night, I was like, ‘Can I just run something by you… You guys [creative writers] are all aware of the streak?’ They say yeah and I go, ‘Does Vince know about it?’ They’re like, ‘Probably not’ - well can you please just tell him before he makes a decision tonight - I got out of it.”
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