Originally written on Wrestlechat.net  |  Last updated 11/17/14
V2Wrestling recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Zack Gowen. Here are some highlights. On his high profile match against Vince McMahon: “Vince himself, during the match, asked me to give him some stiff shots. Basically I was just giving him some wrestling punches and he yelled at me in the middle of the match. He goes ‘Zach, f—ing hit me for real’. And then I got scared because I didn’t want to punch Vince in the head, but I realized that he’s not a wrestler, and he can’t really sell or register what I’m doing if I’m not connecting with him. so I took that as a very cool opportunity. I got carte blanche to punch Vince McMahon as hard as I could in the face and I did that repeatedly! To me that felt really good. But that came from Vince himself, that’s what he wanted because it was best for business…that was surreal and Vince is a maniac and I love him to death, and I’ll love him for as long as I live, and he saved my life. But he’s a maniac.” If he’ll ever return to WWE, TNA or another worldwide wrestling promotion: “I am super content for the first time in my life. I get to be my own boss and take my own bookings, and I wrestle who I want to and how I want to, and there’s such personal freedom and to me that equals happiness. To me, money and fame don’t equal happiness. and my goal in life is to be happy … I’ve had talks with WWE, and they’ve increased over the past few years. The thing about me is I have to be presented in a very specific manner for my story to work, and I have to be happy with what I commit to.”
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