Chuck Palumbo was recently a guest on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast where he talked about working with Billy Gunn and more. You can check out the full interview here and read some highlights below.
Being There For The End Of WCW:
“I was fortunate enough to work on the last Nitro over down in Panama City and honestly we had heard rumors but no one really got the facts until that night when Shane McMahon walked into the locker-room and introduced himself and gave us a rundown of what was going on. We found out (Gerald) Brisco was in the “gorilla-position” and we knew things were changing. I don’t think anybody including Vince McMahon knew ultimately what his plan was. But that was big in the history of wrestling and it’s cool to have been a part of it.”
The Billy And Chuck Angle Helping His Career:
“I made my best money that I ever made in the industry when that angle was going on. I had the most fun I ever had besides from my early days in WCW, I had most my fun in WWF/WWE while I did that character and it was the easiest thing to do. A lot of guys take the wrestling business too personal and we call it “living the gimmick” or believing in the gimmick and you can’t get that serious about it. It’s a job and you are pretty much a type, you are pretty much acting a part and you have to have fun with it.”
Building Up To The “The Commitment Ceremony”:
“Working with Billy Gunn who had an incredible career up to that point, great worker and a great veteran. I learned so much from him. That gimmick was booked out to finish around ratings week which was the wedding. Vince wanted a big number during ratings week. We did it, we knocked them out we were number 1 and that’s how he timed it and that’s what happened. I knew that going into it and if that’s what this guy wants and he’s paying me to do it then lets give him the best Billy and Chuck that we can give him.”