Brad Maddox on his sex addiction and the moment he made Vince angry

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Brad Maddox on his sex addiction and the moment he made Vince angry
Brad Maddox on his sex addiction and the moment he made Vince angry (Provided by Wrestling World)

Brad Maddox had a great interview on the Wrestling with Rip Rogers podcast. One of the topics was his first steps in WWE. It was not a great experience for him, considering that he had an addiction. “I didn’t appreciate any of it.

Not a bit of it. I wanted to work. They brought me up. Cena was supposed to work CM Punk, but Cena got hurt, so they had to throw Ryback in the title picture at Hell in a Cell that one year. Ryback wasn’t ready, but they didn’t want him to lose, so they brought me up in that referee gimmick so I could heel on Ryback.

So I had to be a referee for my first three months up there and I didn’t really embrace it. I was one of the stories where they just kind of lost their way a little bit. I got caught up in some things. Now I’m sure you know the news, fairly old at this point, right? Some stuff leaked.

I mean, it was kind of that time period when I got, so I had a porn addiction and then that cascaded into a sex addiction and that was a whole thing for me that was just very mind consuming. So I wasn’t very focused right at the time when I should have been.

Then I’m going up there as a referee and I’m having to carry a walkie talkie around, and my ego is just fu**ing too big and it didn’t fully take advantage of opportunities, I don’t think”. - he said, as quoted by

WWE release

Maddox was an interesting person and often did things he shouldn't have done.

That's exactly why Vince McMahon released him from WWE. “I was just getting in with Vince. I mean, I’ve been talking to him for a while trying to find gimmicks. Then me and Adam Rose were about to do a tag team. We’d gone to see him that day and he had signed off on it, so we were going to start a little gimmick.

Then I had a singles dark match before the show. I cut a promo on my way up to the ring and I called the Indianapolis crowd, cocky pri-ks, at the end of my promo, and he (Vince) kicked me out of the building. The next day Carano called me and told me”.