An Interview With Big Vito
Vito and Johnny the Bull are a pair of "Piasans" with passion. The current
WCW Tag-team Champions currently known as the Mamalukes are giving the
tag-team division a much need foundation to build on. After talking to
them the future seemed brighter for WCW since they both seem to have the
same agenda…to work hard and then a little harder to please the fans.
These guys are having fun and starting to get a fan base in the midst
of World Championship Wrestling's most troubled times. This interview
was conducted while "The Piasans" traveled the south as a couple of guys
from "up north" who were wearing the Tag Championship belts.
One will feature Big Vito Lograsso whose emergence in WCW has been a successful
transition from his most recent action in ECW. While the roster is still
shifting at World Championship Wrestling, Big Vito has taken Johnny the
Bull under his wing and together The Mamalukes are flying high.
thought I'd start with the 'shoot' question that was by far the one that
most fans wanted to ask. Are you questioning your decision to leave ECW
to come to WCW in light of the recent backroom turmoil?
No not at all. I enjoyed my time in ECW and I think that it was a positive
experience for both ECW and myself. I worked hard there, and have nothing
but good to say about my time there but for me, and most guys… I looked
forward to the exposure that is provided here.
leads to another question that comes from our readers, do most guys look
at ECW as a stepping stone to the next level?
I don't know about other guys, but there are obvious advantages for us
as performers and as wrestlers working for company that has more TV time,
more national exposure and established merchandising nationwide. ECW has
made great progress in all of those areas and will get better but being
with WCW was in mine and my families' best interest. I'm happy with my
decision. None of the companies is a stepping stone for another; they
all offer different opportunities
Were you brought to WCW to reconstruct a gimmick that would resemble ECW's
No that wasn't really brought up, but my character is not really a gimmick.
I am 100% Italian and from Bensonhurst, I wear leather and black jeans.
It's just being me. From when I was kid I hung out in the coffee shops
and watched my father walk to the social clubs. Going to the Italian feasts
and festivals and knowing everybody in the neighborhood. The streets are
what they are, and I think people who grew up in other neighborhoods like
mine in other big cities can relate.