Titus O'Neil has been a recurring name in WWE for years, dating back to his time in NXT.
While he's never been a main eventer, O'Neil has worn several hats in WWE -- babyface, heel, manager, tag team wrestler, hype man. When speaking to The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, O'Neil explained his longevity in WWE and wrestling into his 40's!
“The first couple of years I would get frustrated if I wasn't in a certain position. But now it doesn't matter what position I'm in because I am apart of the largest sports and entertainment company when it comes to wrestling in the world and I have so many things I can do within this company on multiple platforms that whether I am a champion or not I am going to be me and if being me yields opportunity than I am all for it but if they don't I'm still all for it because at the end of the day it’s longevity. I've been here longer than a lot of the people wrestled their entire lives that came to the WWE for just a couple of years and they wouldn't help me when I first got here. They were jerks and they are not here anymore but I am still here."
"You take pride in that there are other people around you that are working their ass off week in and week out backstage, back in Stamford, around the world to make this product the best they possibly can and to make it be presented the best way they possibly can and I take pride in that. Sometimes when I come to work and I'm not booked I used to get pissed off but I say cool I'll just go do something else because I came here to work. I didn't come here to eat catering or just hang out (because) I am away from my family and I am away from my friends and the different things that I do (my businesses) and I am not going to come up here just to like coast through. I can do a million other things and make great money doing them but while I am here with WWE I am going to be the greatest asset I can possibly be to the company and I think that is echoed by Apollo and by Dana and fortunately for all of us we have found something for all of us inside Titus Worldwide and we can have fun, the people around us can have fun and we can go out and just be ourselves."
O'Neil has transitioned more into a managerial role, but did challenge for the Raw Tag Team Championships in 2018.
You can see the full episode of Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast at this link. Thank you to Chad and John for the transcript.