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Titus O’Neil Says Warrior Award ‘Came Out of Left Field,’ Talks Hosting WrestleMania 37

April 8, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Titus O’Neil was as surprised as everyone that he was the Warrior Award recipient for the 2020 Hall of Fame class. O’Neil spoke with DAE on Demand for a new interview about receiving the award for his charity work and his co-hosting role alongside Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 37. You can check out the highlights below, per Fightful:

On being named the 2020 Warrior Award nominee: “It definitely came out of left field. Once I knew that I was getting it a few weeks ago, it definitely was a surreal thing based on the fact that…I hear a lot of people say, ‘Thanks so much for what you do in Tampa,’ but to be recognized as a global ambassador for the stuff that I do outside of Tampa with WWE and outside was a humbling surprise.”

On his hosting role at WrestleMania: “You’ll see a lot of Titus O’Neil everywhere, inside the ring and outside. I’m the host of WrestleMania 37, so I’ll get a lot of TV time throughout both nights and who knows, I might have to mix it up a little bit. I’ve been training and working out. I’ve been ready for whatever. In the world of WWE, we say that you never know and that’s a true story. Much like the Warrior Award, I never knew that I’d be going into the WWE Hall of Fame as the Warrior Award recipient, the first WWE Superstar to get the award and honor. A huge accomplishment.”