Former 24/7 Champion Reggie recalled Vince McMahon claiming he used to do similar acrobatics to the Cirque du Soleil performer!
Reggie holds the record for being the longest reigning 24/7 Champion, and in recent weeks he’s been involved in a partnership with current champion Dana Brooke. The dynamic performer is known for his acrobatic style, one that fits him well as he used to perform with Cirque du Soleil.
Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Reggie recalled the WWE Chairman claiming that he used to do similar acrobatics to the former circus performer when he was younger.
“So, he didn’t say, ‘Let me show you,’ but he watched my PBS documentary where I was talking about getting out of the games and all of these things and using flips to do all of that stuff. He comes to me and goes, ‘Just watched your PBS documentary. Really good stuff. I use to do all of that back in my day.’
“I didn’t want to laugh because I’m like, ‘Maybe you’re serious, but uh…’ He didn’t say he could show me how to do things, but he said, ‘I used to do all that stuff back in my day.’ That was so funny to me.”
When it comes to performing dangerous stunts on television, Reggie says that he’s somewhat of a daredevil and that he’s always wanting to push his limits despite the company wanting him to take a safer approach.
“So, I’m the daredevil actually. They try to give me things that are not as demanding or not high risk. They don’t want to take high risks. They say, ‘If you can do this, we can make this a little bit lower or dumb it down a bit.’ I’ll say, ‘No, no. Let’s actually make it higher and get a few more trucks I can go over.’ So, I’m all about pushing my limits. They want to be as safe as possible. No risk, no reward type of thing for them. I’m like, ‘It’s fine.’ I’m always pushing my own limits. They just let me go, let me be free.
I don’t think there’s been anyone that’s pitched anything crazy to me. No. They’ve pitched pretty good stuff. I try to make it crazy. There was one time where they wanted me to scale a wall and I wasn’t using a trampoline. I was like, ‘Hey, guys. I don’t think that’s actually possible to do.’ It was cold outside and I was like, ‘Yeah, we might need the trampoline for this.’ It’s crazy because we’ve done so many crazy stunts. Flipping out of trees, flipping over ice cream trucks, jumping over cars. I’m just like, ‘Who comes up with this stuff?’”
In a recent interview, fellow Raw Superstar Randy Orton said that he worries about Reggie’s daredevil approach to his career, believing that less is more.