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Colt Cabana stated during an interview with Pitch.com that he has not heard back from WWE officials since working two tryout matches for the organization in August.

"They won't return my calls or anything," he tells Justin Kendall. "It’s pretty weird, man. I don’t get it. Nobody was really receptive. It's just like they wanted to ignore it. I think it's because Punk is such a rebel that ... they were able re-sign Punk, but I think to kind of stick it to him, they don’t want to talk to his friend.

He is asked whether he had that feeling when he worked the tryout matches.

"Nah," Cabana responded. "It didn’t seem like. All of the wrestlers and all of the personalities and all of the personnel, they love me. They get it. I think there’s just a group of people who don’t get me or don’t want to get me. Unfortunately, that keeps me away from an opportunity, but at the same time, I think the answer was so obvious to put me on TV and capitalize on it.

"At the same time, I think it’s really nice that my fans are really gathering around me and supporting me and continuing me in wrestling without WWE. A lot of people say that you can only be successful if you’re in WWE, and I’m a great case and point where when it’s all said and done, to be a great wrestler doesn’t mean that you have to be a WWE Champion or WWE superstar."
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Fuck the WWE.
#Cabanarama
 

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lets cabana goes to the wwe

what happens?

you put him in the storyline like that?

i feel like they'll bring him when the time is right, this storyline already has a lot of people ... no need to add another one
 

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Well, if this is true, (Im not saying it's not but it is the internet,) Saying stuff like this isn't going to do him any favours in getting work in WWE.
 

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It would be better to give him a straight rejection, than to ignore him. I feel for the guy. Nothing worse than getting the runaround. Good thing he's got enough of indie fame to keep him going strong.
 

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Fuck Colt Cabana, why does he think just cause Punk name dropped him he deserves a contract? If they don't want him, tough titty

DEAL WITH IT SON
I think it's safe to say he is dealing with it fairly well. I just think it's weak how that one small group of people in the back, who has most of the power, dont "get him". Considering I've read on numerous occasions that Vince still doesn't quite "get" CM Punk's appeal, it probably includes him.

Such a shame. :no:
 

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WWE: "We listen to the fans! We try to give them what they want! If somebody gets themselves over and becomes popular, we'll reward them! You have to work hard for your spot! We're fair!"

*The fans chant somebody's name, talk about how much they want them, said somebody gets over, becomes popular, works hard*

WWE: "Errrr, about that... Um yeah, whatever, here's some Alberto Del Rio, you kids are down with that, right?"

Cabana is a big commodity in the wrestling world right now and has quickly become the most popular independent wrestler out there. If they're not going to capitalize on that, on top of his great talent and character, screw them. He can just keep on travelling the world and actually giving the fans what they want through his wrestling and awesome things like the AOW podcast while the WWE sit around and scratch their heads, wondering why nobody will react to their WWE Champion. Cabana's doing great all by himself, a WWE contract and TV time would only be the cherry on top. If they refuse to give him a real chance, that's their loss.
 

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Fuck Colt Cabana, why does he think just cause Punk name dropped him he deserves a contract? If they don't want him, tough titty

DEAL WITH IT SON
Did he ever say that? He said they could be not returning his calls because of punk not he thinks he deserves a contract because punk name dropped him..
 

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Wasn't he in WWE before?

That may have something to do with it, they gave him a shot and they just didn't see anything in him.
They didn't give him a shot. They made him Scotty Goldman, the... um... funny Jewish dude, put him in something like five squash matches (mostly on Velocity) and then released him. They gave him shit.
 

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Tweeting about this achieved two things:

Makes him look like a whiner; prob doesn't help his chances.

Makes him look pathetic to regular fans that they won't even return his calls.

All in all it was a bad move on his part.
 

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He didn't tweet about it, he spoke about it in an interview with The Pitch. Here's the whole thing:

The Pitch: What are the plans for you in Metro Pro on this one shot?

Colt Cabana: I’m hoping it’s not a one-shot deal. I used to wrestle in the Lawrence area quite a bit. I’m familiar with the scene and a lot of the wrestlers down there. But it must be five years now since I signed with WWE and went on to do other stuff. It’s almost a nice little homecoming. It’s nice to be back in the area and to wrestle with those guys — Michael Strider, Derrick Stone. Tyler Cook is very talented. These are guys that I fought years ago that I get to see again.

We [Colt and Metro Pro promoter Chris Gough] have been trying to put this together for about a year now. Finally, it kind of all worked out. My schedule is a little open right now, and I’m able to come down. I’m hoping not to make it a one-time deal, and be a regular or a semi-regular with Metro.

The Pitch: You’re got a lot of things going on now with the Jeff Katz [Wrestling Revolution] Project and other projects, too?

Cabana: I literally just returned from Japan two days ago, so my jet lag is crazy right now. I did a two-week tour of Europe, came back [to Chicago]. A week later, I did a three-week tour of Japan. I came back. This week, I’m going to do a show in Louisville October 7, and then Metro October 8 and then October 9, I fly out to Hollywood for a whole week and we tape the Wrestling Revolution Project, which is funny because I did Wrestling Society X, and that was on MTV, and that was right after Viva La Bam, so it wasn’t child’s play or anything. You don’t know where this stuff is going to be or how big this stuff is going to be. Wrestling Society X was on MTV, and we all thought this has the potential to be huge, and 10 episodes later we’re canceled, and we’re just a memory in the MTV archives.

So the Wrestling Revolution Project, Jeff Katz was the executive producer of Snakes on a Plane and Freddy vs. Jason and he’s got a lot of credits and a lot of stroke out in Hollywood. So it’s got potential to be really cool and really fun, and possibly almost change the game a little bit in wrestling. The other aspect, I’ve seen myself on MTV and go nowhere, so I’m going in just for the sake of this will be another job. It’ll be a fun job. I look forward to having a blast and doing something creative and hoping that it makes a change, but at the end of the day, I’m going to do my part, and we’ll see the bigger picture when it comes out.

The Pitch: Are you in touch with what’s been going on in Metro Pro?

Cabana: I scope out what they’re doing, and I try to keep up with a bunch of their careers. I know Trevor [Murdoch] is doing stuff out there now. I know the scene, and it’s a good scene. I’m not able to watch the television show every week, but I’m familiar with the product and the wrestlers out there.

The Pitch: CM Punk mentioned you on Monday Night Raw a few months ago. Did that spike your popularity?

Cabana: I think once the [Art of Wrestling] podcast got on a roll, and I started doing the Five Dollar Wrestling and I put out the Wrestling Road Diaries [documentary], once I started realizing what my new drive and ambition is, which is this mixture of comedy and wrestling, that’s when there was a real nice spike in a following. Not just popularity but a real true following of people who really enjoyed the stuff that I was doing for them.

So once I got that nice base, and then all of a sudden when Punk said my name, it spiked it huge. But what was nice was I was able to gain something out of it. Sometimes ... there’s nothing for the fan or the follower to leach onto. Luckily, I have all of these projects that I’m doing. If I do a weekly podcast and a weekly Web series ... now I’m able to get these fans on a weekly basis. Not just a one-time watch of YouTube or something.

The Pitch: They feel connected.

Cabana: Yeah, but I’m really proud of the stuff I’m doing. Obviously, a lot of these people didn’t have any clue who I was when Punk in front of 4 million people said my name. I’m realistic that 4 million people didn’t know my name at the time. So then, once they Google me and search me, now I have this body of work that I’m proud of. And I feel that once the figure out who I am, they can become attached to me for the long run, not just for the week or two weeks that my name was kind of buzzing around and trending worldwide on Twitter.

The Pitch: A lot of people, when they heard your name on TV, they expected you to be on WWE TV within two or three weeks. You had a tryout match. Where do things stand with them?

Cabana: They won’t return my calls or anything. It’s pretty weird, man. I don’t get it. Nobody was really receptive. It’s just like they wanted to ignore it. I think it’s because Punk is such a rebel that ... they were able re-sign Punk, but I think to kind of stick it to him, they don’t want to talk to his friend.

The Pitch: Did you get that feeling when you had the tryout match? Or did you get the feeling that something was possible?

Cabana: Nah. It didn’t seem like it. All of the wrestlers and all of the personalities and all of the personnel, they love me. They get it. I think there’s just a group of people who don’t get me or don’t want to get me. Unfortunately, that keeps me away from an opportunity, but at the same time, I think the answer was so obvious to put me on TV and capitalize on it. At the same time, I think it’s really nice that my fans are really gathering around me and supporting me and continuing me in wrestling without WWE. A lot of people say that you can only be successful if you’re in WWE, and I’m a great case and point where when it’s all said and done, to be a great wrestler doesn’t mean that you have to be a WWE Champion or WWE superstar.

The Pitch: What do you see as the future for you?

Cabana: The growth of my career — because I’m using all of these different ways of social media — my career has grown so much in the last year. If I can just keep that up for the next 10 years, it’ll be perfect.

For me, I’d like to continue doing the podcast. I’d like to branch out and do more podcasts and doing more things creatively and as that gets bigger, the bookings increase, the merchandise gets a little better, you’re making a real full-time living. It’s nice. For me, really it’s just pushing further creatively. That’s a big deal. It’s rewarding. It’s inspiring. I’m my own boss. It’s just me and my mind, what I think is funny I can do and nobody is saying no. That’s how magic is made when there’s not a glass ceiling and no one is telling you, 'No you can’t' or 'No, you shouldn’t.' So if I can use that in every aspect of what I want to do going forward, I think that’s fine and I only see it going up.

I’ll be honest, when I got fired from WWE, I was very scared of my stock plummeting, plummeting, plummeting. I was a Jewish worrier, a Jewish mother. I was waiting for somebody to do something for me, and I was worried that nobody was going to do something for me. And now, I realize that by doing it by myself and doing it for myself, I don’t worry about my stock plummeting and I’m enjoying my stock rising, slowly but suddenly.

The Pitch: Would you say this is the best year of your career?

Cabana: Yeah. By far. It has blown away my WWE [stint]. It’s been my best creatively, financially, spiritually. Just everything. It’s been wonderful. It’s crazy. It’s been so good, but I’d still like to go to the WWE. I don’t know. I want to right that wrong of Scotty Goldman. As a kid, I grew up watching WWF. That’s what you watch. That’s what inspired you. That’s where you should be. But if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be.

The Pitch: You’ve always said you want to be the modern-day Junk Yard Dog, is that right?

Cabana: The white Junk Yard Dog.

The Pitch: Why Junk Yard Dog?

Cabana: I told this to WWE management once when we were talking. Junk Yard Dog, he was never built to be the champion. He was never the Hulk Hogan, but people just loved the Junk Yard Dog. They loved him. He just had fun. He was such a great entertainer. To me, he was everything that a pro wrestler should be. I’m not saying that I should not be the champion because I’d love to be the champion, but I’m saying I’d like to do it in my own style. The booking committees want this big, rough, tough dude to be champion at all times. I just think that the Junk Yard just personified everything that a pro wrestler should be. And I’d be happy to be the Junk Yard Dog for the next 20 years.

The Pitch: Anything else you'd like to add?

Cabana: I’m excited to come to Metro. They have a television show, and I think that I was born to be a television wrestler. It just makes sense having me on TV. I’m a TV personality. I’ve been almost stricken from television my whole career, which is kind of funny. I get a fun opportunity to win over the people of Kansas City on the Metro television show.

I have a very unique style of wrestling, a hybrid style of wrestling that’s very unorthodox, unlike any wrestler today, and I’m proud of that, and I think just that style alone is meant to entertain professional wrestling fans. Just the idea that I can come on television and share my style of wrestling with the area, it just makes me happy.
The interview is pretty much about him being a self-made man and making his own opportunities since the WWE won't give him one. Nothing bitter or angry about it, but of course, it's been taken out of context.
 

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He didn't tweet about it, he spoke about it in an interview with The Pitch. Here's the whole thing:



The interview is pretty much about him being a self-made man and making his own opportunities since the WWE won't give him one. Nothing bitter or angry about it, but of course, it's been taken out of context.
Thanks for posting the whole interview. I love how genuine both he and Punk are in interviews. The white Junk Yard Dog, lol!
 
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