“KIZARNY” SINN BOWDEE REVEALS WHO PUSHED FOR HIM TO SPEAK EVERY WORD IN CARNIE, WHY HE DIDN’T THINK IT WAS A GOOD IDEA, HOW WWE’S PG RATING NEGATIVELY AFFECTED HIS GIMMICK, AND MORE By WorldWrestlingInsanity.comHe’s the Original Sinn and the Ultimate Carnie. Now, the man who finished his WWE run with a TV record of 1-0, “Kizarny” Sinn Bowdee, has come to ClubWWI.com for a 42 minute shoot that you know you wizant to hizear.
Sinn is more than a wrestler playing a Carnie gimmick. He’s a legitimate Carnie. In his uncut shoot, Bowdee talks about running off with the Circus, his Carnie background, and how the gimmick was, somewhat, a natural fit. Among the tons of other topics he discussed with James Guttman are: His Ten Second WWE Stint, Surprise Over His Release, The “Cloud of Confusion” That Followed Him Around WWE, His Best Friend Ever – Edge, Jumping Around The Hotel Room with Edge and Christian The Night Christian Returned To WWE, Ring of Honor, Putting a Rubber Duck in Jake Roberts’ Snake Bag, Filming The Kizarny Vignettes, The Wild West Days of TNA, His Ideas For The Kizarny Character, Variety in Wrestling, Scaring Fans in Puerto Rico, Droz, Jimmy Valiant, Michael Hayes, Dusty Rhodes, Ahmed Johnson, Robert DeNiro, and More.
James asked Sinn about his brief run and whether the WWE Kid-Friendly PG rating affected him. After all, given his look, a heel run as the dark carnival ringmaster would have been a perfect fit. Did the fact that he came in at the time he did affect his gimmick? Bowdee explains his position to ClubWWI.com listeners:
“I think the PG thing, I mean, I can dwell within the limits of PG, but I think when it’s so constricting that it doesn’t give you room to maximize what you can do. Like I’ve done shows and I’ve wrestled as a good guy and I’ve wrestled as a bad guy since being released. Either way, it’s good mood Sinn or bad mood Sinn terrorizing the audience or terrorizing my opponent depending on if I’m a good guy or bad guy or what have you. But I could pull off the character either way, I just wish I had more opportunity in WWE to show fans and people in WWE what I could do.”
On the subject of his vignettes, Sinn spoke at length about filming them. He goes into detail about where they were taped, the original location they chose, how long it took, and more. However, one topic that JG brought up was the “Carnie Talk.” It seemed very forced that it was spoken for every word. After all, it’s usually intertwined with regular speak, instizead of sizaying it in izevery wizord. Bowdee agrees:
“Speaking Carnie, that was Vince (McMahon’s) idea. I know how to speak Carnie but it was his idea to do it in my promos. I would have preferred to speak half-English and half-Carnie so people could get the gist of what the hell I was saying. But, again, you’re in WWE’s house. You don’t put your feet on their table and eat their food. You want to do things according to how they do it and that’s that.”
The biggest downfall of doing it that way? He was a good guy. Typically, babyfaces entertain the fans, rather than confusing them. Bowdee had concerns about that.
“I was directed to speak every word in Carnie. If I was given my own personal flavor, I would have, you know, done my promo however I wanted to do my promo. Be a little creepy, be a little dark and somber, then be a little playful and drop some nonsensical Carnie so if you understood it or not, it was neither here nor there. It just added to the ambience of my kookiness, or what have you….If they wanted me to be a bad guy, I could have spoken Carnie front to back. Then, if people got annoyed or whatever, that would just help me be a bad guy. But if they’re going, ‘What the hell is this guy saying,’ that’s…you don’t want a good guy who irritates you. You want a good guy to amuse you.”
Sinn goes on to discuss his ideas for the gimmick, his entrance, and other over-the-top scenarios that could have gotten his gimmick over…including a giant Hot Dog. All 42 Minutes are available on ClubWWI.com right now, where you can hear over 160 other stars including: Bobby Lashley, John Cena Sr., Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Jesse Ventura, Kenny Dykstra, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio, Armando Estrada, Dangerous Danny Davis, Ronnie Garvin, Colin Delaney, Jim Mitchell, Chris Harris, Ahmed Johnson,Glacier, Balls Mahoney, Francine, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Brian Knobbs, Bruno Sammartino, Bryan Clark, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, JJ Dillon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, The Honky Tonk Man, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff,
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