Bischoff welcomes Brooklyn Brawler to the show.
Brawler informs that he grew up around a pretty hard part of Brooklyn, and against his parents’ orders he always found a way to get into trouble. He was always a fan of professional wrestling and eventually he found his way into the business.
Brawler was still a young kid when he made his debut in WWE, and at that point in time Vince McMahon was still a commentator. Vince McMahon SR. was still alive and was running the company, but McMahon Jr. still had a very intimidating sense about him.
Brawler informs that during this time, McMahon would make the wrestlers he interviewed stand on boxes so they would appear much taller than him. McMahon was a big man at 6’1”, and he wanted the performers to appear larger than life. Brawler says that McMahon’s style on the mic at this time was so over the top, and he did basically everything that he tells his commentators to avoid these days.
Brawler knew his role in WWE, and he took pride in making everyone he was in the ring with look like a million bucks. He informs that he was The Rock’s first opponent in his tryout match for WWE, and his first impression of The Rock was that he looked like a jock. When he stepped into the ring with Rock he knew right away that WWE had something special on their hands because he was a big man who could actually move with agility and athleticism.