Mojo Rawley Says That He Painted His Face Like An Idiot For Nothing

Mojo Rawley was part of WWE’s set of releases back in April, but it was later learned that he had actually been released a month before.

The former WWE Superstar recently sat down and was a guest on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, where they talked about his upcoming role in the new G.I Joe movie Snake Eyes: Origin, as well as his time with WWE. During the interview Mojo was asked about his short-lived face paint gimmick, where he admitted that he was “so against” the idea. Mojo went on to say that he ended up painting his face for no reason at all, and that he looked “like an idiot.”

“[laughs] I was so against that. I really didn’t want to do that. But truthfully the sketches didn’t look half bad. I remember thinking I hope when I wear this it looks this cool, it couldn’t be furthest from. I pitched this idea of everyone looks at themselves in the mirror and everyone hypes themselves up. Everyone has that degree of vanity, let me run with it. Let me cut promos where I am berating them for their shortcoming, and you don’t know who I am talking to. You find out later it’s me, and we can take this whole new attitude and run with it.”

“Somehow that lead to me losing my mind and drawing on my face, I don’t know what it became. We literally did one match with that character. Me and Apollo [Crews] were paired together on a Europe tour. I remember I was like 2 and half weeks of every day working together, we put on some great matches. There was so much that we pitched together. We put on matches that nobody was really expecting out of us and the fans gravitated towards. It’s hard though. You got 2 guys with no TV time going after these guys with established rivalries. But it was in the reports every night. These 2 are onto something, let’s give them a run.”

“So, they booked Apollo for my debut match in this new run. We were stoked, we were like let’s go out and kill it, show them what we got. Then we found out it was a 60-second match that was written out entirely for us. Two and a half weeks, then it’s that, then it’s over. I just painted my face like an idiot for nothing.”

You can check out Chris Van Vliet’s entire interview with Mojo Rawley below.