Following his appearance as guest host of RAW last Monday night, hip-hop star and actor Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs spoke with ESPN about his relationship with WWE. Below are some of the highlights.
On performing in front of WWE crowds:
“I think it’s just the energy level of the WWE fans — they are one of a kind. They are already so excited and it gets you excited. I can honestly say I get a little nervous before I come out and perform on a WWE stage because you can feel the energy and vibrations in the room. You know the crowd is ready to erupt. But it’s a good nervousness. I do a lot of TV performances, but when I perform on WWE, once I get off stage my phone is lit up. People from all over the world I haven’t spoken to and people that are so excited who just tuned in. I get more calls when I perform there than when I perform on the Grammys. People are so in-tune and excited about it.”
On Snoop Dogg’s success with WWE inspiring him to reach out:
“I want to tell you the truth, I called [WWE] after I saw Snoop Dogg. I had to put my ego down and make sure that [WWE] had my information because I did not understand why I hadn’t been called yet. And that really did happen. I’m not just saying that. I called Neil [Lawi, senior vice president and general manager of WWE Music Group] and was like, ‘Yo, Neil, what’s up?'”
On the McMahon family:
“[The McMahon family] are a great role model brand and, most importantly, a role model family, as far as building an empire and passing your legacy on to your kids. When you interact with the McMahons, it’s so professional and so positive.”
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