Speaking about his infamous promo when he returned to WWE from WCW, X-Pac says that promos were never his strong suit. Some performers are good at playing roles, but anything good that he did was real and had some authenticity to it. Looking back at that promo now, it’s actually pretty rough around the edges, but the realness of it made it memorable.
Russo asks X-Pac about the change in the in-ring style from the attitude era to today. X-Pac says that it’s simply an evolution. Things change all the time and you’re not going to like all of the changes, you just have to try to keep up.
He says he would have loved to had a run as the Intercontinental Champion and World Champion, but he doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about that. He understands why he was never made World Champion, but he thinks the timing was never right for him to be Intercontinental Champion. He was getting paid more and was higher on the card than the Intercontinental Champion, so he thinks he easily could have held that belt if the timing would have been right.
Russo asks X-Pac about the iconic DX promo, where they imitated the Nation of Domination. X-Pac says he didn’t like this idea at all, and he was afraid of the negative publicity that could result from him portraying an African America wrestler. The skit was very well received and although they did receive a little bit of backlash about it, it wasn’t as much as he would have expected. That was probably due to the fact that it was so funny.
That sums up today’s episode of Vince Russo’s The Brand. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!