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“Fake” Razor Ramon Recalls Cold Interaction With Vince McMahon, HBK’s Advice

Rick Titan joined Inside The Ropes on Thursday as he recalled his brief run with the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 and 1997 in which he portrayed an impostor version of Razor Ramon. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

Shawn Michaels offering advice to him on his first night as an impostor Razor Ramon: “Actually, Shawn Michaels, a lot of guys really didn’t like him, Bret didn’t like him, unless that was all a work because Bret kept that sorta stuff to himself. Shawn walked up to me and goes “D’ya mind if I give you a little criticism, a little positive criticism?” I told him sure, you know this guy was one of my idols and now he wants to teach me something. “Well here’s how Scott used to do the Razor punch” and he showed me how to do it. I was starstruck man, that he was teaching me something and I always appreciated that. He was always really cool to me. Which was surprising given that he was good friends with Scott. But he probably thought there’s a kid trying to make it in the business and wanted to help me out. I was never going to be able to replace Scott as that character. It’s like trying to bring in another Hulk Hogan, you just can’t do it.”

On being let go by the WWF and his last interaction with Vince McMahon: “I didn’t find out. They just kind of sent us home after a tour in Memphis and I sorta saw the writing on the wall. I actually phoned Vince. I’d saved his home number. So I called him and I said “Hey it’s Rick Titan here from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and it looks like my contracts up and I just wanted to see if you wanted to do anything else with the character?” All he said to me was, “Rick, please don’t call me at this number again.” That was it. I saw my dream was destroyed and he didn’t give a damn.”

Also in the interview, which is available at Rick recalls creating the Razor Ramon impersonation in ECW with Shane Douglas and Paul Heyman, dealing with WWF crowds that hated him, and more.

  • Sure you can call back but if you work for Walmart you don’t call the CEO of Walmart at home to ask. I know wwe is a bit of a different dynamic but they have executives and vice executives and talent coordinators etc who are employed to handle such decisions. You don’t call the very top guy in your organization at home to ask that question

  • Johhny

    Maybe he thought that since hbk and hart could vince at home he could to lol.

  • The Killswitch

    I think what Andrew is getting at is it’s a bad idea to contact your boss or manager at their home number, rather than leaving a message with the company number. It’s like an autograph signing; rather than shoving a sharpie and a poster in a celebrity’s face, get in line, or if it’s not a designated signing tactfully and politely approach them, and ask if they could have a minute of your time. Home is home, work is work. Mixing the two can be unprofessional and intrusive.

  • Johhny

    Ok but,if you go for an interview and they do not call you in a week, wouldn’t you want to call them back and show that you do indeed still have interest rather or not they have already hired someone else?

  • You don’t call the owner of the company you work for at his home to ask him if you’re fired. That seems like a good way to get fired