You can find more info about the interview and some transcribed quotes from it below.
On his current relationship with Hulk Hogan in the wake of the controversial comments he made on his sex tape about African Americans:
Virgil: I don’t think, to me, I don’t think Hulk said that type of stuff. It could have been a voice over or something like that. I don’t think Hulk would ever say anything like that. It could have been somebody else. You know how people do voice overs of people that are pretty important? They can have your mouth moving and they put the words in to it.
On why someone would go to such lengths to do something like that to Hulk:
Virgil: It’s not that they don’t like him it’s that they’re jealous. A lot of people can get jealous. They say they are in his position and they are not.
On whether Hulk ever said or did anything around him that could be perceived as racist:
Virgil: Never. Never. Never. He was always a really cool guy.
Some of the topics of discussion include:
- His friendship with Hulk Hogan and what he thinks of the controversial comments Hogan made on his sex tape
- How his appearance on Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show came together
- What it was like working with Ricky Velez
- The perceived issue of racism in pro wrestling
- Some of his favorite Latin American wrestlers
- People who say that the Virgil character was racist
- Why he thinks there aren’t more African Americans in pro wrestling
- His relationship with Donald Trump and his thoughts on his run to become the President of the United States
- The need to raise the minimum wage
- Immigration reform
- The chances that he will be doing more with WWE in the near future
- The “Lonely Virgil” meme
- The documentary that Joe Dombrowski made about him “The Legend of Virgil & His Traveling Merchandise Table”
- Why he’s been able to stay relevant and a bit of a pop culture cult figure
- His amateur wrestling background
- Great big men that he’s worked with
- How Roman Reigns is doing in WWE
- Refereeing an upcoming dodge ball tournament in East Palestine, OH
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