Virgil was recently interviewed by The Memorabilia Guy, and he spoke about memorabilia, modern era wrestlers and his legacy in wrestling. He also mentioned that one time, Mr. Fuji dared Andre The Giant to bite the head off his own action figure.
Even though he was just a manager, the muscle for The Million Dollar Man, Virgil got his own action figure back in the day and it was a watershed moment for him.
“At the time it was cool as s**t. I was doing tours of Europe and I started getting these appearances from Vince [McMahon] to sign at Toy’s R Us and places like that. It was cool that Ted [DiBiase] and I had a real strong gimmick that needed to create a collector’s item. Everyone knew me and to have my own figure really cemented my place in history as one of the greatest managers of all time.”
A lot of wrestlers were getting their own action figures for the first time back then, and they had a lot of differing reactions their designs.
“George Steele had the prickly skin, he got hot at that. I also remember Andre [The Giant] once bit off the head of his doll, he was so hammered in Germany. Mr. Fuji dared him, it was wild. I also remember [Randy] Savage asking why his muscles were smaller than other dudes. You never know what people are gonna say but in this business you gotta be ready to hear it all.”
Virgil was asked which modern era wrestlers impressed him the most:
“I would say Blue Meanie is a solid dude. I also think that Jinder Mahal has serious meat sauce. Rusev stole my nose guard gimmick and that is totally cool and a compliment. Cesaro crushes it."
To recap: Virgil was asked about impressive wrestlers of the modern era and the first name that came to mind was The Blue Meanie, followed closely by Jinder Mahal.
FInally, he had a few words to say about his legacy.
"I have traveled the world 50 times over. I can’t ever complain when my friends are all legends. I was in the heyday of the WWF, I was one of the main members of the NWO, I rolled with Donald Trump, and now I am the king of meat sauce and rigatoni. What else can a man do? Follow my ass on twitter @therealvirgil or on Instagram @thereal_virgil and book me so we can travel abroad and get a chance to meet me the greatest man on earth Virgil!”
You can read the entire interview with the self-proclaimed "greatest man on earth" by clicking here.
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