Rick Titan, who played the fake Razor Ramon, joined The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast and talked about whether or not Shawn Michaels approved of him impersonating a character that his good friend Scott Hall once played.
Titan admits that he thought that Michaels would treat him like "crap" and would be a jerk to him.
“It was really interesting because I thought he would just treat me like a bag of crap when I went in there and I had heard rumors of him having a bit of an attitude and being a problem. I know Bret [Hart] and him had some heat and I was friends with Bret and I thought that this guy is going to be a real jerk," said Titan, via Wrestle Zone.
Titan says that at first, he didn't throw a punch the way Hall did when he played Razor Ramon. What really surprised him was that Hall took the time to teach him how to play the character, which was amazing for him since Titan looked at him as an idol.
“The way I threw a punch was very ridged and power based and Scott Hall was very loose and floppy and relaxed and it is a big difference in physicality and if anyone can take some really credit for having taught me how to do a couple of things, I would say it was him. He was so polite about it and I was shocked. The blood about drained out of my face and I couldn’t believe it because he was one of my idols too when I was watching before I broke in.”
Titan says that working with Hall was a highlight of his career because of how nice he was and how much class he showed in dealing with the situation. He praised Hall for being good hearted.
“To me, that was almost one of the peaks of my career I’d have to say because I have so much respect for him. He had done it so gentlemanly and it was just really cool. We never had any heat and we never had any problems and I don’t know that maybe he did think less of me because of the whole takeover thing but I actually think he had some compassion where thought that I’ve been in lousy spots before in my career and this poor guy is trying to make it. I think he was pretty good hearted about it.”
Here's a video of Titan playing the fake Razor Ramon:
The 47-year-old Titan only wrestled in with the WWE from 1996 to 1997. He started his career with Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling all the way back in 1989.
In case you forgot, Titan played the fake Razor Ramon and Glen Jacobs, who later became Kane, played a fake Diesel in order for them to make fun of both Hall and Kevin Nash after they left the WWE for the WCW. It was a move intended to also turn announcer Jim Ross into a heel, but it never took off and the idea of Ross becoming a heel was squashed.
Titan then moved to Wrestle and Romance /Wrestle Association R in 1995. He then left for Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996 before going to the WWE. Titan finished his wrestling career in Japan with New Japan Pro Wrestling from 1997 to 1999. He ended up becoming a member of the villainous nWo Japan stable. Titan's career ultimately ended due to a neck injury.
Interestingly enough, Titan also had a very brief television career as he made an appearance on the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show episode "Honey, Meet the Barbarians" as the "Meanest Barbarian" in 1998.
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