Curt Hawkins has been on a roll since returning to WWE, but not the type of roll that you would expect. He’s been on an intense losing streak, and he recently lost his 200th match on Monday Night Raw this week.
Even though he hasn’t been picking up wins, Hawkins seems to be enjoying what he’s doing and he told ESPN that the fans genuinely care about him now because of the streak.
“I really have embraced it. I think that’s what’s made it work the way it has. [At] Live Events, we have a little more creative freedom and I do some more fun things. I’ve done a lot of fun things, just laying down on my back to sucker guys in for things, and moments like that that I feel like the crowd can get into and I get into and it winds up being a lot of fun. The bottom line is that the streak lets fans care about me winning or losing, whereas before when I was just Curt Hawkins and there was no streak, they didn’t care as much. Now I feel like when I’m out there people genuinely care if I win or lose or not, you know?”
Hawkins also opened up about his 2014 release and he noted that he thinks it was one of the best things to ever happen to him.
“I think I proved to myself and everyone else that I was able to do this without the WWE — make a living and travel the world and be successful and stay relevant and things like that. Getting fired was, I always tell people, was one of the best things that probably ever happened to me. It was this unbelievable blessing in disguise. It’s something I feel had to happen, but I didn’t realize at the time that it had to happen.”
How much longer do you think Curt’s losing streak can continue? Make your predictions in the comments below.