Big Daddy V Explains Why He Was Fired From WWE, Lilian Garcia Bikini Pics, More

Under the Ring has an interview with former ECW Superstar Big Daddy V, who talks about his release from the company this past August. He claims his doctor led to his firing from WWE. Reportedly, it was due to issues with his weight.

“Actually, the way I got released from the company this last time, it was a blessing in disguise. My doctor really got me fired,” Big Daddy V said. “Basically, my doctor and basically all doctors think that wrestlers are idiots for what we do for a living. He just basically shared his opinion on me and wrestling and WWE was forced to release me. They wanted me to go out and wrestle and make sure I was OK and then they were going to bring me back.”

On the plus side, Hollywood came calling as he was contacted by them the day following his release. He just finished filming his role in the upcoming movie 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus. “It’s a spoof movie of Troy and 300,” V says. “I have another project coming up with Nicolas Cage called Kick Ass. I’m moving on to the big screen and I’m real happy about it.”

Regarding his character in 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus, V said, “My character’s name is Ginormous. It’s one of the biggest, baddest warriors that has ever lived, in the movie. It’s very entertaining and fun. There’s two of the biggest armies going against each other and they have their like, ultimate warrior. And I’m one and Awesomest Maximus is the other. It’s very good. My lines will definitely make people laugh and I want everybody that’s reading this article to go see that movie. It will be out in the top of 2009.”

Despite his acting aspirations, he still hopes to return to WWE one day. Wrestling is in his blood and he is addicted to it. He’s taking up acting now because it’s a good opportunity and he wants to seize it while he can. He was never able to take up acting in the past due to his wrestling schedule.

“The very next day, Hollywood called me. Now, I’m focusing on one thing. My ultimate dream was to become an actor. I’m going to concentrate on that for at least another couple of years before I go back to WWE. Of course, I’ll go back. You know what I mean? That’s my home. I’ll go back eventually.”

Big Daddy V also talks about growing up, getting into wrestling, his most memorable opponents, and more. You can read the interview in its entirety at the following link.

— The WWE site has posted additional photos from ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s bikini shoot during a stop in Puerto Rico a few months ago. You can see the photos at the following link.

— Jeff Wilen of the JAWBreaker column gives his predictions on tonight’s Slammy Awards on Raw. You can read his column at the following link.

— has an article on the WWE Superstars’ trip to Iraq this past week. For the sixth year in a row, the Superstars and Divas of the WWE visited the troops overseas and put on a show specifically for them which will air on Saturday, December 20 on NBC. Last Friday, hundreds of service men and women gathered in Camp Victory in Baghdad to see the WWE live. You can read the article and see photos from the show at the following link.

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