During an interview with Fightful, Justin Credible revealed that he wanted to go to WCW in 1997, but the WWE wouldn’t let him out of his contract. Here’s what he had to say:
What I remember happening — and actually it’s funny I just had the conversation yesterday with Mikey Whipwreck — it was 1997 and I had been Aldo Montoya for a couple of years. I’d had quite a few years on the road working full time. I was 23 years old, but working a full time schedule for three years coming into my own as a performer. So, I was like, “Vince, this character was great to start with, but it’s a joke. I feel like I can contribute.” Kevin [Nash] and Scott [Hall] just got started with the NWO and that was blowing up, and I had the opportunity to go down there (to WCW).
So, I literally schedule a meeting in Stamford with Vince. I was like, “Vince, can I please have my release?” He said “No, but what I can do is send you to USWA to train to be a heel, work down there with Jerry Lawler and then we’ll bring you back up and repackage you.” What happened in that short six / seven weeks was, that was when ECW was down there working the angle with Jerry Lawler and USWA. I reconnected with Chris Candido, who was there as Skip and Zip from the Bodydonnas, and he offered me a job. Vince basically signed my contract over to Paul Heyman and the rest is history.
You can read the interview HERE.