Before Scott Stanford was hired by WWE, he won six New York Emmy Awards and worked for the New York Giants and New York Yankees.
He debuted for WWE in 2009 and it was his experience on various New York programs where he interviewed various WWE superstars that helped him land the job.
Speaking to The Launchcast, Stanford told the story of how he was hired by WWE and how he would make himself shorter in interviews to highlight the Superstars.
"When the time came, [WWE] was looking for a new studio host. The demo I made was just me working with all their talent and it looked like I had worked for the company already. I geta call from the main guy back at the time and said, 'We got about 300 tapes for a studio position, we narrowed it down to five, Vince McMahon hated all of them.' Vince looked at [Stanford's] demo and said, 'Get this guy in here now.' I did the audition with Joey Styles and got the gig. Next you know, I'm doing studio shows, they're calling me to do play-by-play on the road. I was a little too tall, so I had to kneel down because you always have to make the Superstar look bigger. That's why now you'll see small females who stand and look up," he said.
Stanford noted that he's never missed a day of work in 12 years and would work his vacations around Mondays and Tuesdays so he wouldn't miss a show.
He continued by saying, "I show up every day and am consistent. I'm good to the producers and help the producers. Regardless of the show or the importance, someone put a lot of work into it. I treat every show like it's the number one show because that's how the producer feels. I worked with some people who would complain on the set, 'this writing is terrible. This is terrible.' These guys are working hard, just help them out. There were people I'd work with where if you asked them to do something more than once, they'd freak out. WWE, they don't care how good or popular you are, if you're hard to work with or the producers don't like working with you, then you'll be gone. You never know when Vince McMahon or someone at his level will be like, 'Let me see what Stanford is doing, send me a tape.' It's a lot of fun. It's a lot of work, but it's an incredible place to work."
Elsewhere during the interview, Stanford discussed an original idea for WWE Network when it was thought to be a TV station and not a streaming serving. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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