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Mike Rotunda reacts to his WWE release

Mike Rotunda was released last week by WWE as part of their latest round of financial cuts. The wrestler formerly known as Irwin R. Schyster (IRS) appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast to explain that he’s doing just fine relaxing at home with his wife.

“I got furloughed in the middle of April, along with a number of other people. So it’s been quite some time, and it didn’t look like it was going to open back up. I kinda prepared myself for it, but I wasn’t exactly sure what was going to happen. Which, I’m fine with it. Like you said, I had a long run there. I’m 62 years old. To be quite honest with you, it was harder and harder to do all the traveling and keep that pace. It definitely helps being a little younger when you’re trying to keep the pace you have to working for WWE...I’ve definitely put a lot of time in on the road, and it’s kinda nice being home. My wife and I have been married, it will be 36 years in October, and all but three years of that I’ve been on the road. That’s a long time, and I’m actually kind of enjoying being able to be home more, and be around my wife, and see my grandkids some more. And get a chance to go fishing more, which I like to do. Living here in Florida, that’s my go-to, my relaxation.”

Rotunda also talked about his sons, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, the former of which he says is the better worker and underutilized by WWE. As for Bray, Rotunda praised his creativity and admitted that he had no idea that The Fiend gimmick was coming.

You can check out Rotunda’s full interview with the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast here.

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