Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore Talks WWE Release In 2007, Reveals Little Known Story About "Knucklehead"

As noted, pro wrestling veteran Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore recently appeared as a guest on the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast featuring AEW star and leader of The Inner Circle, "Le Champion" Chris Jericho.

During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling podcast, the former WWE Superstar spoke about the reason for his release from the company back in 2007 and revealed a little known story about the Knucklehead movie originally being written to include him.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the new interview.

On a failed drug test leading to his WWE release back in 2007: “I failed a drug test. I had a prescription a long time ago. It was a prescription medicine and when I went to get the prescription, the doctor had killed himself and Walgreens said they didn’t keep records past a year. So, I had no documentation.”

On the Knucklehead movie that Big Show ended up starring in being originally written to include him: “One of the reasons that Eugene did so well was because Brian Gewirtz wrote for me and he liked it. He took time off and wrote this big script. He came to me and said, ‘We are going to make a movie and put you in a movie.’ He told me of all these capers that are going to go on about Eugene trying to get into the wrestling business. At one point, we are going to have you wrestle a bear. We will put somebody in a suit.’ The movie didn’t work out and they put Big Show in that role, in Knucklehead. Everything I’ve seen was what they told me was going to be in the movie.”

Check out the complete out episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast featuring Chris Jericho's interview with Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore at H/T to for transcribing the above interview quotes from the show.


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