Former WWE, WCW, TNA & ECW Superstar Kid Kash recently took some time to participate in an exclusive interview with PWMania.com. Kash reveals the main reason why he is retiring from professional wrestling, talks about Vince McMahon, winning the Cruiserweight Championship, the current state of wrestling, CM Punk, whats next for him and more. Check out the complete interview below:
First of all thank you for taking the time to sit down with PWMania.com. For those who may not be aware with what you’ve been up to since leaving TNA, can you give us an update?
Just wrestling around the world and inside the United States, running a wrestling and MMA training school in Hendersonville, TN, and doing wrestling seminars.
You recently announced you’re planning on retiring at the end of this year, what made you come to the decision?
I just feel it’s that time. Wrestling has changed way too much for my personal interests over the last 5 or 6 years. With the lack of other successful companies other than WWE, indie promoters and indie wrestlers make it hard to make a living because the promoters have become too cheap and the younger wrestlers work for way too cheap.
You worked in ECW, WCW, TNA, and WWE, how would you compare those experiences?
There really isn’t a comparison. I had a great time in every company I worked for and was blessed to even have worked for those companies.
How does being in WWE compare to the independent companies as far as backstage attitude, moral, and just general treatment?
WWE’s professionalism and the way they take care of their talent cannot be compared to any indie show.
You held the now defunct Cruiserweight Championship during your time with the WWE, do you think there’s a need for another Cruiserweight Championship and Division in the WWE?
Absolutely. It’s like any other sport with different weight classes. Even smaller guys have a right to shine as much as the bigger guys. I feel that you get more pure wrestling talent out of a cruiserweight than you do a heavyweight.
What are your thoughts on the current state of wrestling?
I think it’s gone absolutely downhill in the last 5 or 6 years dramatically. Due to crowd attendance and the way some companies treat their talent as far as compensation goes.
What has been the most satisfying moment of your career?
Of course working for the WWE and being the Cruiserweight Champion but I also have to say being in the ECW was far more fun and challenging than any other company I’ve worked for.
Do you agree with TNA being compared to WCW in terms of the lack of leadership and older stars still in top positions, and where do you see the company going in the future?
Yes I do because at the time that I was there those same leaders were helping run TNA. Look what it got them at WCW. I see them closing eventually.
Who was your favorite wrestler to work with in the ring, and who was your least favorite?
I can’t really narrow it down to the most favorite because I’ve worked with so many talented guys in my career. But, there has been those few that I just didn’t mesh with such as Raven, CM Punk, America’s Most Wanted…
What is Vince McMahon like as a boss, were you ever involved in any personal dealings with him?
He was always nice to me and he gave me a contract and a good push. But I really didn’t have that much dealings with him. It was more with talent relations than with him.
In your opinion, who are the best and the most underrated stars in the business today?
I haven’t really seen anyone impress me recently. But of course workers like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Lance Hoyt have always impressed me.
What’s next for Kid Kash?
Retirement. I’ve been thinking about a couple more MMA fights before the end of the year. Spending time with my daughter and building my school to a top level training facility that any other big companies can call on.