Former Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson said that the WCW locker room was more tough compared to WWE.
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They say tragedy brings out the best in people and this is true for Bill Johnson, who accomplished many remarkable things during his few years with WWE. His success story started there, where he became the first African American Intercontinental Champion and continued to thrive even after making a return to professional wrestling with WCW in 1999.
“The difference, it was the guys. Like in WWF, they cry a lot about, ‘Oh, you hit me too hard,’ or this, that, and the other. I was not even in shape when I went to WCW and I was hitting them guys and nobody ever complained, ever cried about it or anything.
“And I know a couple [of them maybe thought that I was] shooting on them. I didn’t mean to do it on purpose but it came out that way and they never did cry, did complain, or anything. So, guys seem to be a lot tougher from WCW.”
To take a break from in-ring competition, Booker T and Stevie Ray’s Reality of Wrestling School recruited him as a trainer. Johnson has still continued wrestling some independent matches but hasn’t done any in-ring action since 2003.
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