This week’s Two Man Power Trip podcast features former WCW and WWE Superstar and 3x Karate World Champion, Ernest "The Cat" Miller. In this rare interview, “The Cat” who is widely known for his time working alongside Glacier in WCW as well as the infamous James Brown WCW SuperBrawl appearance opens up in this excerpt about his short run in WWE and why things may not have worked out the way everyone had hoped. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.
Why he didn’t have a long tenure with WWE:
"I was good at it but it just wasn't my time. They wanted me to wrestle and I didn't understand at the time but I understand now what they were talking about. They wanted me to go and develop myself and come right back. That is what they told me. If you go and develop yourself as a wrestler go develop yourself on the Indy circuit and we will come back and get you. But I didn't know the business. In the NFL when I tried out for the Atlanta Falcons and they release you and let you go, they aren't thinking about you when they release or coming to get you in a couple of games it is just over. But the way wrestling is totally different is that they actually told me to go hit the Indy circuit and get established your character and come back here. But me, I failed to understand that with me being so new to the business that I just said I am going to go back to karate."
Starting to wrestle again:
"Lately I have been doing Indy shows and for some reason I've got the itch to be back in the ring and each time I do something or do a show I forget how good I was. I know that sounds kind of arrogant but I forget how but when I did a show in Chicago, the guy gave me the mic. When he gave me the mic some of the crowd knew me but a lot of them were real little kids but by the time I got out the mic the whole crowd was with me and I said to myself that damn I am good."
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