Kevin Sullivan Explains Why Enhancement Talent Should Be In The WWE Hall Of Fame

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During Kevin Sullivan’s appearance on VOC Nation’s In the Room Podcast, the former WCW Head Booker talked about the beginning of his career in wrestling, his various gimmicks, and more. Here are a few highlights, transcription credit of VOC Nation:

On the importance of enhancement talent:

Sullivan: “The guys that should be in the Hall of Fame are the enhancement talent that made us look good. Without them, we wouldn’t have drawn money. I was lucky enough that I got to wrestle in single matches with Andre the Giant, I had a three-year run with Dusty Rhodes, I wrestled Hogan for three years, I wrestled Blackjack Mulligan, Barry Windham, Wahoo McDaniels, Ernie Ladd; I’ve gotten to wrestle the crème de la crème. I look back and I say wow, I was very lucky that they were nice enough to say ‘let’s make this kid,’ and they did. It takes two to tango, and they did more of the work than I did, that’s for sure.”

On who taught him the business:

Sullivan: “I was taught by some of the best. The (original) Sheik, who is my hero, once told me, ‘Once they see that you can talk, you become human.’ He said to me, ‘You’re not a human being.’ I was around a lot of very talented guys, and I was lucky.”

On the devil gimmick he used in Florida:

Sullivan: “I never used the word devil. I’ve been to India, I’ve been to Singapore, Malaysia, I spent a lot of time early in my career in that part of the world. I wore my robe everywhere I went: when I went to the gym, I wore my robe; when I went to the grocery store, I wore my robe; when I trained, I wore my robe; when I got in a cab and left for the matches, I wore my robe. People never saw me watching a match. I was a magician. You didn’t see me until I went to the ring. I did it that way on purpose; I didn’t want people to say, ‘Oh, I met him, he’s not such a bad guy.’ That’s what I did.”

The full interview is available below:

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