WWE superstar, Charlie Haas, was a special guest on this week’s special edition (11/25/08) of Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh & Blade. “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” is officially presented by ReelWrestling.com: the latest & hottest innovation from the coverage of professional wrestling online, and features exclusive video found nowhere else from your favorite superstars of the squared circle & Custom Muscle: the official nutritional & supplement company of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” (purchase over $50.00, type in the word “GRAND,” & get 10% off your purchase), and is also sponsored by: Old Time Wrestling, The History Of WWE.com, TicketRelief.com, & Serenity’s Treasures (all new customers receive 20% off your purchase $20 & over through December 3rd)…the right place to shop for wall art|wall ornaments & gift ideas for any occasion. In addition, The Mayhem strongly encourages all of its fans around the globe to check out the brand-new & official WWE Universe Fan Nation blogs of Charlie Haas (www.fans.wwe.com/CharlieHaas) & D-Lo Brown (www.fans.wwe.com/D-LoBrown).
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The Big Mosh & Blade welcomed “Mr. Personality” back to the show as part of the beginning of The Mayhem’s “Road To Armageddon” coverage, as the WWE Armageddon PPV is headed your way live December 14th @ The HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY (the hometown of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio”). Charlie wished all of The Mayhem Nation listening a blessed Thanksgiving & a happy holiday season. Mosh started off by asking Charlie how everything has been going since his last visit to the program in early 2006 — which now includes a few new additions to his life: new baby daughter (Taylor Suzanne) & new business, Custom Muscle (co-owned by his wife & former WWE Diva, Jackie (Gayda) Haas) & fellow WWE superstar, “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga. Charlie said that Jackie is the “glue that holds everything together” in the family, and with the birth of their second daughter, the opening of Custom Muscle, & with his recent WWE success, “everything is going great right now.”
With other wrestling personalities also having their own businesses like JBL & Jim Ross, Mosh & Blade asked Charlie what it has been like to get into one of his own. Charlie mentioned that he has a degree in Economics from Seton Hall University, and also worked on Wall Street for a few years before getting into wrestling. He added that with his knowledge of business & money, along with the economy the way it is currently, now was the time to start the business. He also said that another reason to start Custom Muscle was to have something to fall back on when his time in wrestling comes to an end.
The Mayhem Crew & Charlie then ran down everything that is available in their Frisco, TX retail store, as the online shop (www.Custom-Muscle.com), including: vitamins, herbs, energy drinks, protein drinks, & anything else you need for pre-or post-workout. Even JBL’s Mamajuana Energy drinks are also available at Custom Muscle! Be sure to head over to www.Custom-Muscle.com today & this weekend as part of the kickoff to your holiday shopping. Type in the word “GRAND” for any purchase over $50.00, and you will receive 10% off your purchase.
Mosh transitioned the interview from Custom Muscle to the upcoming WWE Armageddon PPV, which is now just two weeks away. Charlie said he is looking forward to meeting up with The Mayhem Crew after the show once again & seeing all of his fans in the Buffalo, NY area. He is glad to be able to be back home after his recent two week overseas tour of Europe. Charlie mentioned that while the tour was long, travellng through the night allowed them to sight-see during the day, being able visit The Coliseum & going on a Loch Ness search. He added that even with the bad economy worldwide, the fans were still able to “come out & support” like any normal show.
Mosh & Blade then asked Charlie about his recent push on Monday Night RAW, where he has been impersonating some of the best wrestlers in the world: both past & present. Haas said that his has been a “whirlwind,” saying that in the process it was to try & silence the critics who have said he is a good wrestler, but cannot entertain. He mentioned that John Laurinaitis was the one who came up with the idea, and they pitched it to the WWE Creative Team who seemed to like it just as much as they did. Charlie went on to mention how he almost got JBL to laugh during the “CHL” appearance, and definitely got The Great Khali to laugh (as “The Great Charli”), so it is going to be like a goal now to make others break character. Another thing that came out of it was that Charlie was told by Jim Ross that sales went up on his website (www.jrsbarbq.com) after Charlie’s impersonation of him, to which JR said that he can impersonate him whenever he wants…as long as the sales keep going up. He has not had the opportunities to speak or run into either Hulk Hogan or Bret “Hitman” Hart, and is curious to see what their feedback would be on “Haas Hogan” & Bret “The Hitman” Haas.
In regards to the recent rumors about Haas reportedly going to fill in for The Honky Tonk Man at the Cyber Sunday PPV (in his match against Santino Marella) if he was unable to appear, Charlie said that he does not know if that would have been true or not, since he was not brought in for the show, and also HTM was able to appear & compete. He said he would like to impersonate any of the three challengers from the Cyber Sunday match, stating that he has been doing “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at some recent WWE live events (stateside & overseas), and has also pulled off a “Charlie Marella” as well.
Charlie then said if anyone has any ideas for who they would like to see him impersonate, they can tell him personally on his WWE Universe page(www.fans.wwe.com/CharlieHaas), and he will try to make your suggestions a reality!
With WrestleMania 25 being held in Houston, Texas, The Mosh & Blade asked Charlie what he would like to see regarding some cross-promotion between the WWE & Custom Muscle leading into the Showcase of the Immortals. Charlie said that he personally would like to be a mainstay on RAW throughout “The Road To WrestleMania,” through The Royal Rumble & the other Pay-Per-View’s, with WrestleMania being the big goal to be involved somehow. Blade & Mosh then gave some of their ideas as to who they would like to see Charlie impersonate in the future, including “Charlie Hardy” & “Bushwhacker Haas.” Charlie is very excited about the upcoming 25th anniversary of “The Showcase Of The Immortals” coming to the home state of Custom Muscle. He expects to have plenty of advertising & cross-promotion through the WWE leading to that weekend, with the strong possibilities of several autograph signings for the WWE Universe to attend & meet their favorite superstars & entertainers. Charlie also believes the importance of the WWE superstars/entertainers keeping their bodies in the best shape possible leading into WrestleMania, and he feels that Custom Muscle can enhance the overall general health & good nutrition of his fellow WWE colleagues.
The current reigning WWE Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix, will be “coming home” at Armageddon, and Mosh candidly asked Charlie for his thoughts on coming down on RAW a few weeks back as the Glama-Haas.” Charlie said that people have come up to him recently, telling him that he does not dress up well as a “good-looking woman” well…to which he was very thankful for. His wife, Jackie, even commented to him, saying “You make a better Diva than I do.” He looks as all of this as entertainment, and also put over the fact that Dustin Hoffman won an Academy Award for playing a woman in “Tootsie,” as well as Mel Gibson’s character in “What Woman Want.” Charlie loved how the fans took to the character & embraced the imitation, and jokingly told The Mayhem Nation, “If you can’t make fun of yourself, who can you make fun of.” He is there to give “110%,” and feels the WWE Universe will continue to take note if that is the case.
Charlie is very happy for the run his former “World’s Greatest Tag Team” partner, Shelton Benjamin, is having currently on SmackDown, as the current WWE United States Champion. He said that not many superstars have pulled off being both a WWE Intercontinental Champion & U.S. Champion. For those fans who did not know, Shelton was the best man at Charlie’s wedding to Jackie several years back. Based on all of this success, Charlie is extremely pleased at what Shelton has done as “The Gold Standard.” Being the great athlete & competitor that Shelton is, Charlie told Mosh & Blade that he has even tried pushing for a “Charlie Benjamin” character, where he could possibly re-kindle that old WGTT magic with Shelton on SmackDown. He credits what they had as “something special,” especially looking at the brand-new “Viva La Raza: The Legacy Of Eddie Guerrero” DVD & seeing the great matches that him & Shelton had/the feud with Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo). Having the opportunity to appear on WWE DVD’s that reflect back on the careers of some of the best superstars & performers of our time is something he looks fondly on — especially “Latino Heat,” who he says “put them on the map.” He misses Eddie very much to this day, and feels his presence every time he looks at his living room table, as Eddie & Vickie gave him & his wife a bible for their wedding present…something he cherishes to this day.
More is contained in this exclusive Mayhem interview, including Charlie’s thoughts & comments on the possibilities of Kurt Angle returning to the WWE (and if he has stayed in touch with him over the years), “being himself” at this past Sunday night’s WWE Survivor Series PPV (and why he would love to have “Charlito” return to WWE television as Carlito & Primo’s cousin), which rumored-returning WWE superstar he has never worked with that he would like to, his tribute to the late Curt Hennig (as “Mr. Imperfect”) on RAW, the impact of the internet & the “dirt sheets” on wrestling, if he is excited about the release of Guns ‘N’ Roses “Chinese Democracy” (the official theme song for the upcoming WWE Armageddon PPV)/the chances of him coming out dressed as “Uncle Axl” during the Pay-Per-View, as well how you can win a FREE pair of tickets to the event…simply by giving us your best Charlie Haas moments/memories!
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*It’s that time of the year again! As our country ushers in President-Elect Obama, log onto www.WrestlingRadioAwards.com, as Monday Night Mayhem gears up for the upcoming 2009 Wrestling Radio Awards. As many long-time listeners of the program know, we have won several previous awards, including: the 2008 WRA “Media Interview Of The Year” w/WWE Hall Of Famer & the voice of MyNetworkTV’s “SmackDown,” Jim Ross, the 2007 WRA “Media Interview Of The Year” w/Eric Bischoff (co-hosted by The Mayhem’s National Correspondent, Scott Hudson), & the 2006 WRA “Female Interview Of The Year” w/Jackie Gayda.
“Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” has brought to you fans the most diverse booking of guests anywhere in 2008, and now is the time to make your vote count! Vote now for The Mayhem in the “Male Interview Of The Year” category (Dennis Rodman, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Jim Kelly, Charlie Haas, Sid Vicious, Rob Van Dam (w/Jerry Lynn & Jim Molineaux), Juventud Guerrera, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, Bruno “Harvey Whippleman” Lauer, Jerry Jarrett, & The Highlanders), the “Female Interview Of The Year” category (Brooke Hogan, Terri “Marlena” Runnels, Trishelle Cannatella, Erin Murphy, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, So-Cal Val, Lacey Von Erich, Tiffany, Erin “Steel” Toughill), as well as “Media Interview Of The Year” (Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey, MyNetworkTV’s Paul Franklin, & Ring Of Honor’s Cary Silkin).
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