Ring Of Honor superstar & former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Brent Albright, was one the special guests on this past week’s live edition (03/02/09) of Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh & Blade. You can feel The Mayhem live & in streaming audio every Monday night (at 8PM ET/7PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.ITunes.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, & www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem).
Brent’s return MNM appearance (his first in over two years) is now available for free in Windows Streaming Media, or via the official Monday Night Mayhem Podcast On ITunes:
Brent Albright Interview/MNM Streaming Audio: www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/030209.wax
Brent Albright/MNM Podcast On ITunes: www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/mar09/030209.mp3
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Here are some of the highlights of Brent’s exclusive interview on the show, provided by Mayhem listener, Patterson from New Jersey:
Brent was welcomed back to the program by Mosh & Blade, coming off of the heels of Ring Of Honor’s first-ever HDNet TV tapings at The Arena in Philadelphia, PA. He described the two shows as “remarkable,” and he, along with the rest of the ROH crew/roster are counting down the days to the launch of “ROH On HDNet” Saturday night, March 21st (@ 8PM ET). Brent added that HDNet is letting the talent do what they do, and strongly believes that despite the relationship being very new between both entities, that he sees nothing but vast potential & growth into the rest of the year. The roster wants ROH to be a “household name,” and with HDNet being shows to about 17 million viewers, he sees this is ” a crack in the door” for the promotion.
Mosh brought up Ring Of Honor’s return to St. Louis, MO next weekend & the talk of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair coming into the company fold for a reported five or six appearances. Brent thinks that Flair being on this Friday night’s show (and others throughout the spring/summer) is “nothing but beneficial for Ring Of Honor,” with the young talent having “a real opportunity for the guys to get a chance to sit & talk with and be around who I think is the greatest professional wrestler in the sport of wrestling.” Brent said that he excited for Flair’s debut & to show him that ROH is “definitely a force to be reckoned with in the sport of professional wrestling.” It happens to also be the night where he will challenge Nigel McGuinness for the Ring Of Honor World Heavyweight Championship, so he is going to work as hard as he can to walk out with the gold, as well as giving “The Nature Boy” an up-close & personal vantage point of history unfolding live.
The Mayhem Crew discussed the rise to fame of ROH original, CM Punk, and Punk having one of the best starts to a WWE career of any superstar in wrestling history (capturing the ECW Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship, the World Tag Team Titles, & the WWE Intercontinental Championship). As many fans that followed Ohio Valley Wrestling know & remember, Brent & Punk had a memorable series of matches. Blade & Mosh asked Brent about working with Punk, and seeing Punk during the beginning stages of his WWE developmental career. Brent said that “Punk is all-wrestling,” and that “anyone who wants to be a wrestler, needs to read the CM Punk handbook.” He called Punk a true “student of professional wrestling” & knew that he would be a star from Day One. Brent refers to his time working with Punk & down at OVW as “the greatest time of his career.”
Yes, the “ROH On HDNet” spoilers have been out for one week’s time now, and both Mosh & Blade made a strong attempt to tell The The Mayhem’s listening audience to keep as much of it as a surprise as they can for not only themselves, but for all of the other casual & hardcore fans of wrestling. Brent chimed in, by saying that “the Internet has definitely helped the industry, but it also has hurt the business with the spoilers & leaks from backstage personnel.” He wished to add that reporting is okay, but spoilers are unnecessary, unless they are done in a timely fashion. Brent believes in the fact that the fun is taken out of wrestling when everything is known before you see it.
More is contained in this exclusive 30+ minute Mayhem exclusive interview with pro-wrestling’s “Shooter,” as Brent gave his thoughts on having his opportunity to meet “The Nature Boy” during their time in the WWE together (and why his story involves a can of shaving cream), his takes on the filming of the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Wrestler” at ROH’s “Double Feature” event last March in Dover, NJ (and whether or not the success of the movie has surprised him), & why Brent is looking forward to the seven-year anniversary celebration of the promotion in New York City at The Hammerstein Balroom.
Brent strongly encourages his fans to check out his official website & MySpace page, located at www.MySpace.com/BrentAlbright. Log onto www.ROHWrestling.com to purchase your tickets to Ring Of Honor’s upcoming shows — their double shot next weekend (featuring their return to the St. Louis area & their debut in Indianapolis), the Seventh-Year Anniversary Show in New York City, & their WrestleMania weekend two-show spectacular in Houston. Do not miss the premiere of ROH On HDNet, debuting Saturday night, March 21st @ 8PM ET/7PM CT.
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