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WWE Hall of Famer and original member of the Four Horsemen, Tully Blanchard recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for a great hour plus long interview. Tully spoke about his entire run in the wrestling business from his initial start in the business following his college football days and his rise to the top of the NWA and WWF, right up through his controversial exit from the business.
The interview can be heard in its entirety here:
Highlights from Tully’s interview with WGD Weekly included him chatting with Steve and the Scum on a variety of topics including:
What he feels it meant and still means to be a “Horseman”: “…When it was happening, you had nothing to compare it to, so you really didn’t and couldn’t know the impact. As we got into it, the promotion company and the reason that it is so well remembered, is it was not a promoter’s idea. It wasn’t Crockett and Dusty and all the powers that be sitting around and saying, oh, we’re going to put these four guys together and call them the Four Horseman…It was great entertainment, we sold out buildings…it was impactful, but I think it hit me the most, when I was in the car, driving to the airport in Charlotte, North Carolina and I pulled up behind a school bus. In street clothes, in my car, whatever and one of the kids in the back of the school bus looking out the back window recognized me and you could see him turn around and get frantic. Then there must have been forty little hands stick out the school bus windows on the sides with the four fingers. I can remember sitting there…and I’m going, oh my, this thing is becoming cultish…and it was just amazing because nothing in wrestling had ever done that. Maybe Lou Thez or Ed “Strangler” Lewis back in the 30’s or 40’s, but modern day, nothing had ever impacted like that…it was just amazing to be a part of…”
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Well, here we are, the last NXT before the WWE Network goes live. Next week’s NXT is being billed as the first ever NXT PPV and called “Arrival” with some goofy capitalization gimmick that allows WWE to copyright it. I won’t state the obvious here, I promise. However, the kickoff show will have Kevin Nash, Bret Hart & Paul Heyman on as their expert panel. That should be interesting considering the outright contempt Nash has had for Hart in every shoot interview he’s ever done.
Our announce team continues to be Tensai (face), Tom Phillips (straight) and Byron Saxton (heel). This week the announcers did a much better job sticking to their gimmick. Byron is definitely better at announcing than Tensai as he seems more able to verbally joust. The production team needs to do a better job of checking audio levels though as Byron’s mic was very low.
Host Jack E. Jones welcomed legendary ladies wrestler Leilani Kai to IYH Wrestling Radio.
Highlights included the following:
What was the build-up like for you for your match in WrestleMania I? Could you see how big this was going to be?
“I didn’t really realize it at first. I did a match with Wendi (Richter), and I retained the belt, but afterwards I had actually gone to Japan and I didn’t get back till probably two days before the actual event of WrestleMania. I didn’t realize how big it was until I got there. Once I was in the arena, there was so much excitement going on; people running around everywhere, and seeing celebrities and all. I didn’t realize how big it was, not at that moment I didn’t. I realized it afterwards; they had a big huge party and everybody was there and having a good time and dancing. It was a little bit different, but I didn’t realize really how big it was until I was there. I didn’t hear much talk about it when I was overseas…I didn’t really realize how big it was going to be, but it was the most exciting night of my whole life. I loved it; it was a lot of fun.”
Hello dear wrestling fans, here we go with another addition of Falls Count Anywhere. This week, I thought I cover a little bit on various topics that are on the minds of not only myself, but many wrestling fans. There is a lot of things I’ve liked a lot, and a few that have been perplexing to say the least. Let’s get going!
Press Release: WWE Announces Programming Lineup for the WWE Network
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, has unveiled its programming lineup, which is highlighted by WrestleMania® 30 on Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Two time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn recently appeared on The Undisputed Wrestling Show (www.facebook.com/theundisputedwrestlingshow) to discuss professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, and his training academy.
Dan Severn on being told to job by road agents in WWE: ”They can “ask” me to job. What would happen when I walk in to your Mickey Mouse cartoon world and I turn fantasy in to reality? Which of your so called “champions” do you think stand a chance?”
You’ve won almost everything there is to win, what makes you keep continuing?
For me, it’s the performance part of it. I have a room in my house that is full of boxes, championship titles and memorabilia, but I told my wife not to put it up because I’m still looking forward to the next match, the next performance for I love doing what I do. I have four years on this contract then I’m going to retire at 46. Healthy or not, I’m done at 46. so between now and 46, I just want to enjoy my work. I have a full schedule, just like when I started out. Continue reading →
Sherdog Rewind Radio presents: Down To Business with Jim Ross and Dave Meltzer
With the departure of Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva‘s shelf life in question, a key discussion point behind the scenes in mixed martial arts is where the UFC can turn to generate pay-per-view dollars in 2014.
This week on the Sherdog Radio Network Rewind, in a “Down To Business” edition of the program, host Jack Encarnacao welcomes to guests with seasoned perspectives on how to build stars and storylines that keep the pay-per-view gears oiled.