Former WCW World Tag Team Champion, former ECW World Television Champion, 2 Cold Scorpio, & former WWE superstar was the special guest on this past week’s live edition of Monday Night Mayhem (06/04/07), which can be heard in streaming audio every week (hosted by The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero, and heard LIVE at 8PM ET/7PM CT every Monday night) exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, www.ProWrestlingPress.com, www.AllWNYRadio.com, www.Showdown,net, & www.AudioWrestling.com).
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2 Cold’s first interview since his WWE release (a Mayhem exclusive), is now available for FREE in Real Audio.
Here are some of the highlights from the interview provided by The Mayhem’s official recapper, PWUSandman41, & The Mayhem’s co-host, The Big Mosh.
*Scorpio was welcomed back to the program by Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero for his second Mayhem appearance in the past year. 2 Cold said he was “ready to go like always,” and gave a special “wooty woo” to all of his fans listening.
*The question on the minds of most wrestling fans throughout the world: What went wrong that caused the WWE to release him? The powers-that-be thought that he was “not up to par, not quite in shape, and that with all the writing in the company, he would it very odd that they could not find anything for him (either as Scorpio or Flash Funk) on any of the three shows — RAW, ECW, or SmackDown.” He feels, to an extent, that with that said, it was a partial cop-out, with the infamous expression we tend to hear a lot — “creative has nothing for you.”
*One of his best memories he did have working his most recent run in World Wrestling Entertainment was having some decent matches with Gregory Helms. He was overseas, as the WWE put him on one or two of the tours, having the opportunity to integrate his style with the current “E” style.
*Scorpio heard that the reason he was not on ECW was because of alleged “heat” with Paul Heyman (which he had “heard through the grapevine”). The final decision if he was going to be on SmackDown was up to Stephanie McMahon, but again, he does not know why he was not given the opportunity to shine on either brand.
*2 Cold truly believes that the only thing about the new version of ECW is the name.
*He wants it to be known that he did indeed ask for the opportunity to go down to work in Ohio Valley Wrestling to “get off the ring rust & to get in shape” to perfect his game. By never really getting the chance he wanted, he feels he was indeed “screwed.”
*Scorpio also feels strongly that “what’s old is new,” that the company should try going back to some of the more old-school style. The problem with today’s product is that it is purely “soap-opera.” He thinks that the WWE should not call the matches as much as they currently do, and just let the guys go out there & work — as there is a very good chance by doing this, it can throw off the matches.
*Taking a trip back, 2 Cold wanted to give props to Michael “P.S.” Hayes for coming up with the idea for his initial music video in WCW (which fans can check out on The Mayhem’s official MySpace page: www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem). Looking back on it 15 years later now, he asks himself “Damn, who dat?”
*He said that his tag team with Buff Bagwell was good (“a hell of a salt & pepper team”), but they had a falling out & really didn’t click with the fans.
*Ten years ago (this November), we will be “celebrating” the anniversary of Scorpio’s first WWE run as Flash Funk. From now to then, he believes that the company has changed a “hell of lot” — “The wrestling has been taken out” (how it mainly was beforehand), and now it’sÂ a “24-7 job.”
*He recently had the opportunity to work Booker T’s new fed down in Houston, TX. Scorpio thinks Booker has a very good opportunity of “opening up another territory,” which there hasn’t been in a long time. He feels Booker is doing a great job “packing the house.”
*2 Cold is going to be challenging Detox & Devon Moore for the PWU World Heavyweight Championship one week from this Saturday night at Pro Wrestling Unplugged’s “Crazy 8” event…his return to South Philly. He feels “this is going to be just like the old Scorpio was — 2 Cold straight to the point, hitting his opponents with the 450.” Both Devon & Detox have a slight advantage in the “Crazy 8,” because they are more familiar with the match — but this is not going to deter him. “I have a lot to prove.”
*Scorpio is not surprised at Sabu being released by the WWE: “He needs to go where he can be appreciated,” as he gives 110% in all of his matches even today, and some people do not see that.
*To close out the interview, he wishes to let his critics (including those in the WWE) know that they should have just let him be 2 Cold Scorpio instead of Flash Funk, as “everyone would have made some money.” He did not have any heat with anyone in particular (Vince, Stephanie, Johnny Ace, etc.), but he wishes he would have been given a chance in the WWE.
*In this classic 35+ minute interview, Scorpio gives thoughts on his former boss, Vince McMahon, his WWE travel schedule, if he would be interested in participating in the upcoming NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, the Flash Funk action figure, eating at Abdullah The Butcher’s restaurant, & exactly why Mick Foley always brings up “his junk” in each one of his books. Candid thoughts to say the least on these topics & many more, courtesy of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” & this Mayhem exclusive!
*You can be a part of PWU’s biggest event ever next Saturday night at The New Alhambra Arena — The Crazy 8! Log onto www.ProWrestlingUnplugged.com for the official lineup for the night (which includes Devon Moore defending the PWU World Heavyweight Championship against Detox & 2 Cold Scorpio, Johnny Kashmere (w/the legendary TV star of the “Batman” series, Burt Ward) vs. Delirious, an Ironmen Match between All Money Is Legal and The SAT’s for the PWU World Tag Team Titles, two very special inductions into the Hardcore Hall Of Fame at the New Alhambra Arena (for current WWE superstar & Philly legend, The Sandman & 1/2 of The Public Enemy, the late Johnny Grunge), and much more! The Mayhem is proud to present the Crazy Tailg8 Party (which begins at 4:30PM ET), which will feature former WCW/WWE World Tag Team Champions, The Nasty Boys, former WWE diva, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch, former WWE Tag Team Champion (who will be making his PWU debut), Joey “Mercury” Matthews, along with the other hosts of Monday Night Mayhem (The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero) and the stars of Pro Wrestling Unplugged. And if that isn’t enough for you, you will be able to take part in the filming of the final entries for “Commissioner Idol.” Free mugs, comic books, great tunes, awesome food/beverages, & intense wrestling action — you cannot go wrong with what will be one of the most unforgettable nights in South Philly’s wrestling history.
*Along with Scorpio’s exclusive interview, the rest of the June 4th show (which also featured the return of former WWE Cruiserweight Champion & a part of one of the greatest families in professional wrestling history, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero, Sr. — where he gave his thoughts on his son’s (Chavo Jr.) & his sister-in-law’s (Vickie) respective runs on WWE Friday Night SmackDown, his brother’s (Hector) time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, as well a possible return to the WWE, & a preview of the recently released “Most Powerful Wrestling Families” DVD)all of the fallout from this past Sunday night’s WWE One Night Stand PPV, with The Mayhem’s ECW correspondent, Jim Molineaux) can be listened to right here: (www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/060407.wax: streaming) or (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/mondaynightmayhem/~3/122230232/060407.mp3: podcast)
*This Monday night will be one of the most interactive nights for “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.” On what will easily be one of the most controversial nights of the entire summer, we are proud toÂ present the “Monday Night Mayhem 2007 WWE Draft Special” — beginning at 8PM ET/7PM CT. If you like the analysis you see for the NFL Draft every year on ESPN with Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, Mel Kiper Jr., & the rest of their gang, then boy are you in for a treat! Joining The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero will be The Mayhem’s National WWE PPV Correspondent/former WCW & TNA announcer, Scott Hudson, The Mayhem’s ECW Correspondent/former ECW referee, The Monster Factory’s Jim Molineaux, Figure Four Weekly’s Dr. Keith Lipinski, & The Detroit News’ Adam Graham for the most complete draft night coverage you will find anywhere…period! The face of World Wrestling Entertainment will definitely change after this night, so if you want the best analysis available on either “broadcast or broadband,” then this is one LIVE show you cannot afford to miss!
And with just mere days before the biggest event in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling history, The Mayhem will be taking a look back at some of the greatest moments & memories in TNA, as they set the table for next Sunday night’s Slammiversary Pay-Per-View. Joining the program will be X-Division star, Sonjay Dutt, to talk about his new “gimmick” (which many of you fans saw this past Thursday night on iMPACT), his own personal recollections of his time with TNA, and plenty more! Log onto www.TNAWrestling.com for the complete Slammiversary card, plus all of the late-breaking news & notes, as the hours count down until TNA returns home to Nashville, TN.
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*All new & old Mayhem listeners can still check out the archived programs/shows of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” (including the voice of Monday Night RAW himself/WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross, WWE Diva Candice Michelle, TNA President Dixie Carter, “The Notorious 187” Homicide, Danny Doring’s first post-WWE interview, “The Wildman” Marc Mero, Diana Hart Smith, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, & the official Monday Night Mayhem WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special from Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn)…now available on www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, www.Showdown.net, & www.AudioWrestling.com.
*”The Summer Of Mayhem 2007″ continues this Monday night (beginning at 8PM ET/7PM CT). Kick back, relax, & unwind for your wrestling fix with The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero along the airwaves of The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network.