Kalisto has recalled how Vince McMahon tipped him to achieve WWE shortly earlier than his first main push as a singles star.
In early 2016, plans for Kalisto and Sin Cara to feud with The New Day have been nixed as a result of Sin Cara struggling a shoulder damage. Every week later, Kalisto spoke to the WWE Chairman in regards to the course of his character.
Talking on Chris Van Vliet’s Perception podcast, the previous Lucha Dragon stated McMahon wished him to work with Alberto Del Rio and John Cena. The WWE boss additionally predicted that he would go far as a WWE Celebrity.
“The next week I went to Vince’s workplace for the primary time, I am like f*** it,” Kalisto stated. “I had an awesome dialog with him. I known as him boss or ‘hey sir.’ He is like, ‘You may have lots of potential, you are going to go far.’ I used to be going to speak to him subsequent week however they [writers] have been like, ‘You’re in a program with John Cena.’ I am like, ‘Okay, cool.’ ‘Then you might be in a match with Del Rio for the title.’”
Watch the video above to listen to extra of Kalisto’s ideas on his time working for Vince McMahon. He additionally opened up about his psychological well being and his future after leaving WWE.
Alberto Del Rio praised Kalisto in entrance of Vince McMahon
Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio on the January 11, 2016 episode of WWE RAW to win the US Championship. He misplaced the title again to Del Rio three days later earlier than recapturing it on the 2016 Royal Rumble.
Following his first title victory, Kalisto watched on as Del Rio praised him with Vince McMahon current backstage.
“I am pondering how is he going to win?” Kalisto stated. “However the skilled that I’m, you toss stuff at me, I’ll placed on a present. When that [the title win] occurred, they informed me the end proper earlier than I went on the market. Del Rio helped me a lot.
“We went at it, and once I gained, I am within the again and I begin tearing up. I am within the again and it began hitting me when Del Rio in entrance of Vince and me stated, ‘You see this child. This child is prepared. That you must do one thing with him.’”
Kalisto acquired his launch from WWE in April after eight years with Vince McMahon’s firm. His ultimate WWE match came about within the Andre the Large Memorial Battle Royal on WrestleMania SmackDown.
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