Here is the video:
(Mero interview begins at 29:45)
The former, Johnny B. Badd speaks on a wide range of topics including his ex-wife, Sable, the Honky Tonk Man’s short run in WCW, Triple H, Arn Anderson, DDP, and much more. Highlights of Mero’s chat with Steve and the Scum include him discussing:
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Whether TNA wrestlers are worried or hoping that recent departures mean a better spot for them:
“I think a little bit of both. I mean with guys like AJ gone, he was like the team captain. When you think of Impact Wrestling, you think of AJ Styles.”
Working with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan:
“Um I think Bischoff is still around, I think it’s just a production capacity. I think with Hogan, some people think he had more clout than he did. I think they really wanted him to do a bit more but I think he just didn’t want to really do more at this time. As far as Hogan as a person, cool cat. As far as working with him, I wouldn’t know. I never worked with them. I never see them, I never talk to them. When they just asked me ‘This is what we need from you’ I did it and that was that.”
The infamous kidnapping angle and Vince Russo:
“You want me to break the silence on that? I don’t like getting in verbal spats with people who I don’t think are worth my time or my effort and a dude in particular is Vince Russo. This cat, I don’t have a problem with Vince Russo. When he left I just told him, it is what it is. He always had 22 million reasons for making the decisions that he made. But when Hogan and Bischoff came in they said, ‘Oh we have this great idea. We are going to do this thing and take you off of TV and re-brand you. Do all this other stuff. We do this kidnapping thing and you come back as a psychopath.’ I was cool with it.
I sat at home for 3 months on a bitching ass vacation. I had one of the best vacations in the history of vacations. Paid vacation. Getting ready so I call them back week after week, ‘What do you guys need me to do’. They would say ‘We are still coming up with something’. Vince Russo with his infinite ridiculousness just said, we are short on babyfaces. So I get a call saying, ‘Joe we need to bring you back to TV.’
So I asked him, how is it that you are going to bring me back. He said, I don’t know how just yet but we need to bring you in. So the dude couldn’t write his way out of a kidnapping. The only reason why I bring this up is because he has the audacity to blame all of his silliness on other people. And by the way wrestlers, pro wrestlers all over the world and people in the business, stop whoring yourself out to shoot interviews. This man couldn’t write his way out of a kidnapping. That’s how much respect he had for the product, how much respect he had for the fans and that is indicative of his style of what he did. He was the head writer at the time and this is the way he felt that was admissible. Now I know this little bitch is going to go back on a shoot and talk all of this shit.”
His TNA future:
“I think with TNA now, especially with the inner office changes. I think hopefully I will be on top. I told them already. I said, ‘Look, you guys have tried to do things in different ways.’ I told them at the beginning of last year. ‘You guys have been using me in a utilitarian way for the past 2 or 3 years. I’m cool with it. I know this is a team effort but I’m ready to run with it and produce for you if you give me the opportunity.’ I’ve told John Gaburick the same thing. ‘You guys have been using me in a utilitarian way for the past 2 or 3 years. I’m ready to get shit done. If you want to run with me, It’s going to be this year.’ The ball is in their hands and we will just see what happens.”
Team officials at Carolina said they were not aware that Flair, who reportedly has moved from Charlotte to Atlanta, was invited.
Ted DiBiase was in WWE talent development, and didn’t even know it.
Back in the ’80s, when his “Million Dollar Man” character lived to demean crowds on a nightly basis, a young fan gave a post-match smooch to DiBiase’s “stinky, sweaty” feet for cash in Grand Rapids, Mich., to confirm that “everyone has a price.”
“And this little kid, probably 12 years old at the time, climbed in the ring, kissed my feet, took the 300 dollars and grew up to be Rob Van Dam,” WWE Hall of Famer DiBiase said with a laugh.
Former WWE official Wes Adams has published a new column at PWMania.com. Adams goes in-depth and talks about booking WWE WrestleMania XXX, including matches for John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Shield among others. Adams also talks on how the WWE title unification on a December “B” PPV show was rushed. Here is an excerpt from his article:
WWE Hall of Famer, “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant recently joined Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for a near sixty minute interview that can be heard in its entirety here:
The former WWWF World Tag Team Champion speaks on a wide range of topics with Steve and the Scum including being an innovator in the business by introducing theme music, the WWE Hall of Fame, Bobby Heenan being responsible for the Valiant Brothers becoming a team, being told he has been an influence on younger generations of wrestlers, working under a mask as Charlie Brown and much more. Highlights of Valiant’s chat with Steve and the Scum include him discussing:
Ken Shamrock stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on a few topics such as what his favorite fighting movies are, advice he would give to females who wanted to be a fighter, Dana White, Brock Lesnar and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights:
Ken on his feelings of MMA and how his legacy is viewed today:
“I helped create this sport; it’s almost like a child of mine. Just like many of the other guys who were in it in the beginning they cherish it and nurture it also. So I understand the comments that were made by some people who feel they don’t get the respect they deserve because they have been there in the beginning.”
The hosts of Sterling Eyes Wrestling Podcasts talk about WWE, John Cena, and more in this exclusive interview with OWW.
What is your website’s history?
Sterling: We have been up and running only since the end of November this year (2013). We started off with the podcast itself just using our hosting site as the main site before setting up www.sterlingeyes.wordpress.com as our blog and since then have moved on to create our YouTube videos to compliment the podcast.
Dead Eyes: It’s strange to think we’ve only been going since end of November, it feels like we’ve been doing this forever (in the best possible way!) We have had some struggles on our journey with podcast hosting and generally getting the podcast’s we’re recording out there for all to hear but thanks to Sterling and his acute insomnia – we have quickly established an online presence and continue to grow and expand.