Christopher Daniels was recently interviewed by KineticFix.com.
Given the short length of the average professional athlete’s career, Christopher Daniels’ 20 years (and counting) as a pro wrestler is quite an impressive feat.
Leveraging the same stamina and agility he exhibits on the mat, the theater-major-turned-grappler has traveled the world to entertain folks with his in-ring antics over the years.
Not only has Daniels worked for every major professional wrestling organization – including World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) and World Wrestling Council (WCW) – but he’s also one of the top stars of TNA Impact Wrestling (Thursday nights on Spike TV), as well as regular Pay-Per-View events and both national and international tours.
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Former TNA Star Jesse Neal spoke with Robert “The Krupy” Krupar from www.artofwrestling.cz about various topics.
The Krupy : Can you please tell us why did you leave TNA?
Jesse Neal : Me and TNA did not see eye to eye at that time and felt it was time to move on in my career. There are no burnt bridges with me and TNA.
David Dexter reports that Scott Hudson was a guest on Inside the Ropes and compared Goldberg to Ryback. Here are highlights:
On Sting’s character changing into the Crow gimmick in 1996: “I thought it was brilliant. Sting for better or worse, is never going to be confused with Shawn Michaels or Kenta Kobashi or the great workers of the business. It’s not that Sting was a poor worker but he wasn’t gonna go out there and give you a 5 star match every time he laced up a pair of boots. But the thing that got him over was his charisma. You go back and look at those Sting promos, they weren’t that good either. They were passable promos, some didn’t make any sense but he had such a charisma that he got over. And Eric, to his everlasting credit, got the idea, he said “What can we do to get Sting over? He’s only getting so hot and then when we try to put him on top, the buyrates go down, the ratings go down, we need to do something to elevate him to where he can become the top guy” And Eric’s idea was, you know everyone likes Sting nobody doesn’t like Sting so Eric thought Sting can’t really work and isn’t that great at promos so how about if we have him not work and not say anything and then he’ll be really over. So that’s what they did. If you go back and look at that whole build up to Starrcade 97, it took him months to even say anything or point the black bat at somebody. And he was never more over than at that time when he didn’t say anything and he didn’t wrestle. That was the most popular he’s ever been.”
Courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool has finally broken her silence on the taboo topic of her marriage to The Undertaker. In collaboration with MichelleMcCool.net, the four-time champion candidly addresses her relationship with “The Deadman” in a video blog that will be released this summer. A teaser has been released where she appears to respond to critics attributing her lofty position in WWE to her influential partner rather than her ability to perform.
Courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
Legendary announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who works for WWE on a limited capacity as the host of Vintage Collection and Classics On Demand programming, revealed in an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, that he intends to work for the sports-entertainment organization for at least three more years.
Regular host Jack E. Jones and Guest co-host President Clinton welcomed “The Last Wrestler” George South to IYH Wrestling Radio for another three-hour marathon interview.
Highlights included the following:
Why are there no more good heels in wrestling?
“Well, you know, the worst thing I think that has happened is most heels or bad guys think if they just go out and cuss somebody that’s going to get heat. I always tell guys that most of the fans are getting cussed out at their jobs, they’re getting cussed out at home by their husband or wife, if they come to the matches the last thing they want to do is get cussed out. What’s missing is you really don’t have many heels left to pass on that knowledge of pulling the hair or having a little gimmick in your tights or something; it’s a lost art. The biggest thing now that I think is it’s hard to tell who the heels are and who the babyfaces are. It goes all the way back to the way I was trained; that the heel’s number one job is to get the babyface over. That’s where you run into a brick wall with your heels; they think it’s the other way around. They don’t have a clue that they’re there to get that babyface over.”
Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net writer Michael Bluth:
FOX Sports South has posted a new article looking at DDP‘s work helping Jake “The Snake” Roberts resurrect his health and career.
“’This is it. If you don’t get it done, you’re going to die,’” Roberts told himself before moving into DDP’s Accountability crib. “I mean, when you want to die, you can shut yourself down to that point. There’s no doubt in my mind I could do that to myself to die. Give up.”
Chris Jericho discussed Fandango‘s character during an interview with Hooked on Wrestling:
“I think probably when I did Dancing with the Stars Vince probably watched it and thought all the dancers looked gay and thought they’d make a great heel. This is his his new pet project. He loves it. He’s rolled with it from the start and now it’s getting over to a degree- I don’t know if he’s more over or the song is over, but at least there’s a reaction.
David Dexter reports that former WWE creative member Court Bauer said in a recent podcast that he believes WWE will regret the Rock’s latest run with the company. Bauer spoke with Steven Muehlhausen at Between The Ropes and said that the Rock’s run from 2011 to WrestleMania 29 didn’t help anyone.
Bauer said, “I think everyone’s going to look back and have a lot of regrets about this partnership. I don’t think John Cena is anymore over for quote unquote being endorsed by The Rock at all. I don’t think the creative and the booking was at any point really great with The Rock. From day one in 2011 to the last few weeks going into WrestleMania, there was no sparkling great moment ever.”
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David and Alex are joined by wrestling star A.J. Kirsch (@AJKirsch). They discuss A.J.’s career, including his time on WWE’s Tough Enough, his bracket on TNA’s Gut Check challenge, his upcoming interview with Larry King, and much more!
A.J.’s contact information:
- Facebook: /AJKirsch
- Facebook fan page: /AJKirschFan
- Twitter: @AJKirsch
- YouTube: IAmAJKirsch
- Tout: /AJKirsch
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