Animal is all about 'Rusev Day'.
24 year veteran of the pro wrestling game Road Warrior Animal joined "The Ride With JMV" podcast and spoke on a number of topics concerning the world of professional wrestling and promoted his own 'What A Rush' podcast that he hosts along with Joe Laurinaitis. During a particular portion of the discussion between JMV and Animal; Animal shared his thoughts on the superstars of WWE having the proverbial rug swept from underneath their feet.
Road Warrior Animal stated that the WWE does not let a vast majority of their talents even attempt to reach the heights of a Hulk Hogan, or Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Andre The Giant, and other mega-stars that have edged their place in the history of the company. Animal name-dropped a few current WWE talents who he feels has been held back.
"Yeah, they won’t let anybody get that strong anymore as you can probably tell. When someone gets a lot of steam on ‘em they pull the reigns back on them and don’t let them go anywhere." He stated. "I mean the only other guy that’s close to being that big is Brock Lesnar; because he goes by and I’ll tell you what, we’ll see what they do with Ronda Rousey. Because she looked incredible the other night at WrestleMania, and did a great job. She’s one of those entities from a crossover sport that pretty much takes that women’s division by storm in the WWE, and I think when you see Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey wrestle that can be a main event anywhere." he continued, “Its happened [WWE stopping pushes] to, not so much Cena, but you got guys like Rusev, its happened to Roman Reigns, its happened to a lot of the guys. Its happened to a few girls. There can be a certain point when they look phenomenal then… Dolph Ziggler, another one, perfect example. A great wrestler and they keep pulling the curtain back on him all the time."
The WWE Hall Of Famer also went over the first time he encountered Andre The Giant, spoke on today's generation of wrestlers being overly scripted, and more.