Recap of Luke Hawx on In Your Head Wrestling Radio – 6/20/2012
by Vic Schiavone
Hosts Jack E. Jones and One Inch Biceps welcomed “The Southern Stomper”, Luke Hawx, to IYH Wrestling Radio. The interview immediately kicked off with a discussion about Luke’s upcoming participation in two shows for the Extreme Rising promotion on June 29th (Queens, NY) and June 30th (Philadelphia, PA) (for information go to
http://www.ExtremeReunion.net) where he will be wrestling Stevie Richards. Luke talked up Stevie, saying that he likes him as a person and that he is a good worker, but that he’s not as good as he is and that he would run over Stevie at the Extreme Rising shows. Luke then talked down the old ECW wrestlers, saying he thinks most of them don’t have a passion anymore for the business and that they’re too interested in going after paydays. He brought up the situation between himself and Shane Douglas, and said they while everyone thinks it’s a work he really dislikes Shane and that it goes back to their days together in Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW). Luke said he felt that Extreme Reunion was basically a bunch of crap, and the reason was because Shane’s hands were all in it. Luke said he would never take a booking if he wasn’t in shape, and that Shane looked like a fat cow at Extreme Reunion and should never have been wrestling that night. Luke said even though he’d love to kick his butt, he has no interest in wrestling Shane Douglas because he’s an embarrassment and he can’t deliver.
Luke was asked what he thought Extreme Rising offered guys like himself that other independent promotions don’t. Luke said that it gets a buzz because it offers different types of wrestling and that there is not enough diversity in wrestling today. He said that with the great card that Extreme Rising now has they are capable of putting on a great show. Luke put over Matt Hardy as a superstar, a good person, and a hard worker, and that it was huge for Extreme Rising to have him for the two dates on June 29th and 30th.
Luke was asked who helped him when he was starting out in the business, and he said that Vic Grimes was the one who took him under his wing and taught him the business. He also mentioned Supreme, Ernest “The Cat” Miller, Scott Armstrong, and Paul Bearer as being positive influences. He then again mentioned that most of the old ECW guys (particularly Konnan and Raven) are jerks, and said that there are not enough people around who are interested in helping out the young guys and making the business better.
Luke then shared his opinion of some of the wrestlers he’s been involved with throughout his career:
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