Brodus Clay Discusses The Transition To The Funkasaurus Character, His NXT Elimination Promo, More

-The Connecticut Weekender recently conducted an interview with Brodus Clay, who discussed his time in the developmental system, being a part of Edge‘s last match, and more. In the following excerpt, Brodus explains the transition from his “Fall of Humanity” character to the Funkasaurus:

CTW: So you fast forward a few months, and we have a highly anticipated re-debut of Brodus Clay. We saw these promos for months of a mean monster type guy coming.  Then comes the time for the debut, and out comes “The Funkasaurus. Take us through from your point of view, how that came about , and what the reaction was.

Brodus: Ok so the weeks leading up, i swear i was about to lose my mind, what little hair i had on the top of my head i was pulling out. Literally every week I was getting ready to debut, ready to debut , but then week after week something would happen to delay it. I was turning into a laughing stock. I was getting text messages from home, saying what is going on.  Finally the day comes and they show the sign with the disco ball and my name, and I get a text from my brother saying “Why is there a disco ball on your name?”  So when I did come out it was dead silent, I could have said my name and it would have echoed through the building. There was a guy who was fired up and was dressed in my old ring gear, with his hair spiked up and a cut off shirt , and his mouth was so wide open, he was so upset. During the match he yelled at me “you suck Brodus Clay” and I yelled back “My Bad” and it kind of just went from there and I kept that as my catchphrase. It’s so hard to surprise people these days with the internet, but it shocked people.

CTW: I think even the announcers were surprised, everyone was expecting this monster Brodus CLay, one of the most aggressive guys in the business, and all of a sudden here is this guy rocking a fedorah and breakway pants. It caught us off guard for sure.

Brodus: I remember Triple H came up to me and said “whatever you do, do not look at the internet , it’s probably going to be bad.”

In the excerpt below, Brodus discusses his NXT elimination and his elimination promo, which is embedded below:

CTW: How bitter was it to finish second place to Johnny Curtis?

Brodus: You know what, Johnny Curtis, I came up with him, I trained with him. At the time I was genuinely shocked. They talk about that promo i did when i was eliminated, (see below) and that was 100% how I felt, it was legitimate. If you watch American Idol, or X Factor, you see the guys that come so close to winning but then don’t. I understood how they felt. It was definitely bittersweet, but they wouldn’t have gotten that reaction out of me, and I probably wouldn’t have gotten paired up with Alberto Del Rio had I won.

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  • Dale

    His momma didn't call?

    • Jon

      Old joke…and yet somehow…still kinda funny

  • Bishop

    I’m glad they got rid of the NXT format. The first 2 season winners were the right choices, though one was lost in a land of giants, but Wade was legit. As for season 3, it was Brodys who should have won. Luckily, WWE saw something in him and give him the chance he deserved. Like the “Funkasaurus” or not, it’s his chance and he’s making it work.

    Just curious, is the Funkasaurus really taking all our dreams away? How quickly we all forget that promo, myself included, and here he is a fan favorite that brings in that “7th inning stretch” feel to the show