• 07/20/2005 (7:59:32 am)
  • Georgiann Makropoulos


Charlie Haas Interview Recap

- Haas said it would have made sense to switch him to
Raw and reform the Haas/Benjamin tag team, and then
perhaps do an angle where one would turn on the other.

- Haas believes WWE split up the Haas/Benjamin team
way too early.  “They aren’t high on the tag team
division anymore,” said Haas, “They have the titles,
they just don’t push it.”

- He said WWE split up the Haas/Benjamin team during
the period Goldberg and Brock Lesnar were leaving the
company, Angle was injured, thus the draft lottery to
balance the rosters.

- Haas believes a tag team feud today could be a main
event program.

- Haas said three days after the honeymoon, he and his
wife (Jackie Gayda) were let go.

- John Laurinaitis had the unfortunate task of phoning
the talent to inform them of their firings.  “Its not
his decision .. it sucks for him.”

- Haas said he has read that Smackdown writer Dave
Lagana felt Haas lacked charisma to be a top star.

- When asked about Jackie’s release, Haas said WWE is
“rotating divas, they got away from women’s

- Haas said Jackie had a feeling a release could be

- “I can compete anywhere for 90 days, but TNA,” said
Haas, revealing he has worked out an early release
from the company.

- Haas doesn’t really see a ‘door being open in the
future’ to WWE since he was fired.

- Haas doesn’t feel going to TNA would hurt his
chances of a possible return.  He feels his only way
to go back to WWE is for himself to establish a new
character somewhere and get over.

- When asked about why he felt he was released, Haas
believed Lagana had it in for him.

- Haas would have liked to continue his angle with
Hardcore Holly vs. MNM. 

- Haas feels WWE goes in cycles, and now they are
focused on entertainment more than wrestling.

- Haas has no problem with Laurinaitis, who granted
him an early release, and is helping him find work in

- Haas said he is a fan of the Japanese wrestling
style, and feels he could fit into the Japanese
wrestling landscape.

- Haas stated that Jackie has also gotten an early

- He said he didn’t see TNA’s No Surrender PPV, as he
doesn’t have PPV capabilities.

- When asked about his WWE highlights, Haas mentioned
working three Wrestlemanias, doing Team Angle, winning
the tag team titles, and meeting his wife.  “I have
nothing against WWE, I thank them for everything.”

- Haas said he was thrilled by the reaction he
received over the weekend in Jersey All Pro Wrestling.

- Haas said he was looking forward to going back to
his roots, JAPW and Jim Kettner’s ECWA.

- He stated that he is getting a lot of phone calls
for independent work.

- When asked about working for Ring of Honor, he said
his door is open.

- Haas is eager to prove WWE creative wrong about his
departure from company.

- Haas said Jackie is in the midst of doing photo
shoots with Oxygen and Ironman magazines.

- Haas put over Jim Cornette and Danny Davis as being
creative guys and hard workers.

- Haas mentioned that his former partner Rico has gone
into law enforcement.

- He plugged his official web site,
and his upcoming shows!

The interview can be heard by calling the Gerweck
Report Hotline at 773-572-6302.  It is a free call,
but long distance charges may apply.

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