ARMANDO ESTRADA REVEALS THE CURRENT WWE STAR HE WANTED TO MANAGE, WHY IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, WHAT TNA NEEDS TO DO TO GET HIM ON THEIR ROSTER, AND MORE By WorldWrestlingInsanity.comRoll a Cuban and prepare for a party because you’re about to go Clubbing with the man who guided Umaga and his thumb to the top of WWE. That’s right. Armando Estrada has joined ClubWWI.com for a 48 minute shoot interview that every pro wrestling fan will want to tune in for.
Armando’s WWE departure left many wondering what he would be doing next. Estrada addresses that in his ClubWWI shoot and so much more. Among the topics he discussed with James Guttman include: Disappointment Over The Colin Delaney Angle, His Unused Ideas For The Delaney Feud, Being Phased Out of The Umaga-Lashley WrestleMania Angle, What Went Wrong On His First Night in WWE, Vince McMahon: The Performer, The Controversial Osama Gimmick, Paul Heyman’s Time in OVW, How Divas Killed Managers, Bobby Heenan, J.J. Dillon, Dr. Tom Prichard, WCCW, AWA, His New Business, and More.
James had a number of questions for the former ECW General Manager including what many feel was a natural fit for him – Vladimir Kozlov. Cuba – Russia – Come on! What better combination of manager/wrestler could WWE hope for? Had the idea ever come up? If so, what were Armando’s thoughts on it? He answered the question for ClubWWI.com listeners like this:
“That was an idea that I had, that was an idea that he had, Vladimir. There were a couple of people that approached me and said ‘You know, I think you’d be a good fit with the Russian. You know, Cuba and Russia – yeah, yeah!’ Ultimately, at the end of the day, I don’t believe they felt Vladimir needed anybody.”
Estrada points to Kozlov’s success in WWE today and says that he may not have needed a mouthpiece after all. Guttman and Armando speak in-depth about the importance of managers and how not every managed star needed someone to speak for them. Sometimes it was just a natural fit. (JJ Dillon and the Horsemen serve as examples.)
Before the interview closed out, JG had to ask the magic question. What about TNA? What would it take to send Big Lalo over to the Orlando company?
“Armando Estrada is willing to do business as long as it makes sense, both creatively and financially. Because if you invest in me, I’m your investment. I’m a lot better than Wall Street.”
James says that 99% of things out there today are better than Wall Street and Estrada adds, “I’m that one percent!”
Armando’s 48 minute ClubWWI.com shoot included much more than you’ll find here today. Check the site for the full shoot including details on Estrada’s new business venture, “Baby’s Philly Steak and Lemonade” and more. Any promoter interested in booking Armando Estrada can do so by contacting bookarmando @yahoo.com
Aside from Armando over 150 star interviews are available on ClubWWI.com for less than five dollars a month. Among the other guests you can hear from are: Jesse Ventura, Bobby Lashley, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, Vince Russo, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Eric Bischoff, Nikita Koloff, Nunzio, Dangerous Danny Davis, Ronnie Garvin, Jim Mitchell, Ahmed Johnson, Bobby Heenan, Terri Runnels, Kevin Nash, The Iron Sheik, Balls Mahoney, Francine, Sid Vicious, Paul Bearer, Brian Knobbs, Bruno Sammartino, Bryan Clark, Sean Mooney, Scott D’Amore, Tito Santana, Al Snow, Tod Gordon, JJ Dillon, Charlie Haas, Tom Prichard, Jacques Rougeau, Paul Roma, Jim Powers, Tammy Sytch, Too Cold Scorpio, The Honky Tonk Man, Ole Anderson, Kid Kash, Ivan Koloff, Jackie Gayda, Mr. Hughes, Scotty 2 Hotty, Dawn Marie, John Heidenreich, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Valiant, Rick Martel, Bad News Brown, Nick Bockwinkel, Dory Funk Jr, Diamond Dallas Page, Rob Conway, Sylvain Grenier, Mike Bucci, Samu, Erik Watts, Buff Bagwell, Christian Cage, Jazz, Demolition Ax and Smash, Koko B. Ware, Ricky Morton, Lance Russell, Bruce Hart, Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes, Damian Demento, Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman, Justin Credible, Cpl. Kirchner, One Man Gang, Scott Steiner, Shawn Stasiak, Ted DiBiase, Ivory, Chris Masters, Elix Skipper, Kamala, Samoa Joe, Giant Bernard, Bill DeMott, Juvi “Juice” Guerrera, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Ni ck Dinsmore, Harley Race, Bull Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, Road Warrior A nimal, Missing Link, Rikishi, Slick, Nidia, George Steele, Christy Hemme, Disco Inferno, Paul Ellering, Vito, Steve Blackman, Bushwhacker Luke, AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, Dennis Stamp, Shawn Daivari, Kevin Sullivan, B.G. James, Ron Killings, Zach Gowan, Dan Severn, Earl and Dave Hebner, Baron Von Raschke, Spike Dudley, Rodney Mack, Downtown Bruno, Larry Zybszko, Rick Steiner, Mae Young, and many, more.
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