Former WCW, ECW and WWE Superstar ‘Vito LoGrasso’ talks his life after wrestling

Vito LoGrasso is an American actor and former professional wrestler, he is known for his word in WCW as Big Vito and WWE and also working for their developmental territories such as Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling as Vito.

LoGrasso started wrestling at 1990 on the independent circuit he was then approached by NOW Wrestling Federation, based in Japan. Vito then went on to work in the USWA and WWC using the name Skull Von Krush.

He then went on to wrestle for World Wrestling Federation (1991–1993), Memphis Wrestling (1994), Extreme Championship Wrestling (1999), World Championship Wrestling (1999–2001), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2004), he then returned to WWE (2004–2007) where he formed a team named The Full Blooded Italians with Nunzio and later had a brief feud with Gregory Helms. Then he headed to Deep South Wrestling (2007) and then returned to the independent circuit (2009–2015).

Read the full interview below:

Q. One of my questions was going to ask if you watched wrestling as a kid and what was your first wrestling memory?

– Yes, I did watch wrestling as a kid and probably the Bruno Zbysko rivalry was the high light. I was at Shea Stadium when they fought.

Q. What’re your favourite matches of all times, if you could pick one or two?

– Big Vito and Johnny The Bull winning the WCW Tag Team Titles and Me Vs Terry Funk for the Hard Core Title on Monday Night Nitro. 

Q. Where’s the weirdest place or what’s the strangest events you have wrestled at?

– Too many to mention. 

Q. How was your relationship with Vince McMahon?

– Working together with Vince was good. Good mind for the business and insight on wrestling.

Q. What was your reaction when you first learnt from WWE having to make you wear a dress to the ring?

– It was an opportunity to shine.

Q. What do you think about wrestlers with the wrong attitude?

– They all learn from there mistakes and when they do learn, it’s too late. 

Q. On heat with Kenny Bolin?

– There is no Kenny Bolin issues, Merry X mas Kenny.

Q. Opinion on Manny Fernandez?

– Manny is a guy who knows wrestling in and out of the ring and has wrestled with the greats of all time. 

Q. You spent a lot of time in the wrestling business – do you still watch at all?

– I watch wrestling occasionally and if stinks I turn it off.

Q. What’s your favourite memory of the business?

– My favourite memory is all I have done around the world and getting a chance to work in every single major promotion. 

Q. How is life after wrestling?

– Life after wrestling is great. I have a life. That should explain it totally.

Q. You played many different roles over the years in wrestling – but you essentially play the main character in The Church, a man called Adrian Seltzer, can you tell us a little bit about how you prepared to play Adrian?

– I read the script and with my TV and wrestling background, it was easy to understand the vision of the character. 

Q. You’ve spent almost three decades as a wrestler. I remember you best from ECW and WWE SmackDown where you were incredibly entertaining. What’s it been like transitioning into the role of an actor? Has it been an easy switch?

– The switch to acting is a good switch and nothing is easy because you still have to practice and do your homework for your job.

Q. To wrap things up is there anything that you would want to say to your fans, or anyone thinking about becoming a wrestler?

– Thank you to all my fans and supporters thru out the years. I appreciate you all and please check out thebigvitobrand.com My wife and I would like to wish you a great Holiday.

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