I enjoy being the bad guy. It's a lot easier to get people to hate you than to love you.
It was the shortest tag-team match I had in history. They jumped us during the Russian national anthem and doubled-teamed me. And the match was over in less than a minute. The next day I blamed Nikolai and jumped him on TV.
Wrestling became tunnel vision for me.
I've practiced that Russian voice since I was a kid. I've always done imitations of people's voices. I used to do imitations of some of the other guys like Greg Valentine in the locker room.