Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage, was one of the special guest on this past week’s live (11/05/07) edition of Monday Night Mayhem (presented by Sweet Sunshine Sauces) — which can be heard in streaming audio every week (hosted by The Big Mosh & Blade, and heard LIVE at 8PM ET/7PM CT every Monday night) exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, www.AllWNYRadio.com, www.Showdown,net, & www.AudioWrestling.com, & www.ITunes.com). And if you aren’t accessible to your personal laptop or home/office PC, then you are in luck! You can listen to the current week’s edition of The Mayhem on your cell phone or land line of your choice! Simply dial (213) 514 5339 (long distance charges may apply), and you are instantly connected to The Mayhem for your listening & dancing pleasure!
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“The Instant Classic’s” MNM appearance can now be heard for FREE in Real Audio. The 11/05 program also features a complete, in-depth preview of the TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View, The Big Mosh & Blade will have a special interview with one of the author’s of the brand-new book, “Benoit: Wrestling With the Horror That Destroyed & Crippled A Sport,” Steel Belt Wrestling.com’s Steve Johnson, as well as a final tribute to one of the greatest Women’s Champion’s of all-time, the late Fabulous Moolah.
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Here are some of the highlights from Christian Cage’s appearance on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s co-host, The Big Mosh.
The man who is responsible for the fifth-best selling sports/recreation DVD on the Billboard charts this past week, Christian Cage joined The Big Mosh & Blade for his first appearance On The Mayhem since late 2005, and plenty has happened in the life of “The Instant Classic” over the past two years.
Mosh & Blade started off the interviews by asking Christian if his new DVD was something he had been hoping would come to fruition for a lengthy period of time. Christian commented by saying he was very pleased with the finished product, and credits the timing of the release being the most important thing. He was asked for his creative input, gave his ideas, & hopes the fans enjoy what that they will be seeing from it — especially the different side of Christian Cage…both inside & outside of the ring.
Blade mentioned the “old-school” promos of Christian & a young Adam Copeland (Edge), and Christian went on to say that he had rummaged through some of his old tapes at his parents place in Canada, and had no problems adding that to the DVD’s finished product. He also added that might very well have been his first real promo (found on the DVD) shows the evolution & progression as a performer.
Next on Christian’s agenda is a Ladder Match against Kaz this Sunday night at the TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View, in the Finals for the “Fight For The Right” Tournament. Throughout Christian’s career, his use of ladders is well-documented (between his Ladder Matches & TLC Matches in his WWE run). Starting with his match on Sunday, Christian is very excited to be working with one of the talents he calls the future of the business (in Kaz), as well as other performers on the current TNA roster. One of the main reasons he made the transition from World Wrestling Entertainment to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was because of the “untapped talent” that TNA had. Christian Cage seems focused & ready to become the next #1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Christian is celebrating his two-year anniversary with TNA this weekend, as he debuted two years ago, in truly one of the most-talked about nights in recent wrestling history. Looking back on his time in TNA, Christian defines his time there as “great.” He has had the opportunity to give plenty of input into his character, as well as having his ideas taken into consideration by the creative side of things within the company. Not to mention, he says he has actually wrestled more shows this year than in his first year in TNA, and has been able to find a good balance of time away from the ring & at home, along with his in-ring commitments. “It has been a great ride so far.”
Next week, Christian Cage will be stepping into the squared circle with one of his former colleagues in the WWE & a gentleman whose name is swirling when it comes to the possible mystery tag team partner for Sting this upcoming Sunday night at Genesis…Booker T (as part of Booker’s PWA promotion in Houston, TX). Mosh asked Christian what would Booker bring to the TNA fold if he does land up signing with the company. “You have a household name, a guy that has been on top, & a guy who has been heavyweight champion several times over. Automatically, he brings credibility to the company. Not only is he a great in-ring performer, he has a ton of charisma he brings to the table.” Based on this & other qualities, Christian solidly believes that Booker can also give back to a lot of the younger, up-and-coming stars on the TNA roster.
We have seen Christian Cage’s latest in his career over the past few months, leading his own personal pack with “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & Tomko. Responding to Mosh’s mention of Chris Jericho calling himself “the Madonna of professional wrestling” in a recent interview, Christian feels that it is vital to his career right now to not become stagnant, and keep things fresh for the wrestling fans. He does not wish to be a “one-trick-pony” as he calls it. Whether it be a new nickname, the way you dress, new moves, new music, or a new persona altogether, Christian admitted that all of these are necessary at some point in time in your career to keep your career fresh, even though most wrestling fans know the base of what they are getting when a particular talent walks out & performs in front of the crowd.
TNA as a company, has received some criticism of their bringing in certain former WWE superstars into their company…and some of those talents not fitting right within the organization. Replying to that criticism that “TNA only likes to bring in WWE guys because they were WWE guys,” Christian Cage would like to think that TNA is more inclined to bring in someone if they are talented & can give something to the company as a whole, and not 100% go off their name value from the past. “There has to be a mix of talent,” both with established names from several years ago, as well as the stars of today & the future.
With regards to Christian Cage’s former partner in the WWE & close friend, Adam “Edge” Copeland, what will the fans see when he returns to World Wrestling Entertainment? Christian feels that Edge is truly one of the most-hated heels on the roster that the company has. “He is exactly where he should be, and he will be able to pick up where he left off & do great things there.”
In closing, Christian wanted to let his fans around the world know what’s in store for him going into the new year of 2008 in TNA: “We need to continue to give the fans what they want: more wrestling. With the implementation of a two-hour edition of iMPACT on Spike TV, he hopes that the company can do just that. And his own personal goal for ’08 is simple: to become a three-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
This interview with Christian also includes his uncensored thoughts/comments on taking TNA on the road into 2008 (including upcoming shows in Mexico, as well as a possible edition of iMPACT in Tokyo, Japan), his best “November To Remember” match/moment from his career, Kurt Angle‘s future within TNA, the Save Us 222 promos airing on WWE television & whether he thinks the internet is a positive or negative thing when it comes to spoiling angles/storylines, and an interesting story of “The Instant Classic” meeting one of his fans from Switzerland at a mall in Florida. A second home-run for Christian Cage on Monday Night Mayhem!
Make sure you head on over to www.TNAWrestling.com for how you can pick up a copy of the all-new “Instant Classic” Christian Cage DVD (also available at most retail stores), in addition to all of the late-breaking details on this weekend’s TNA Genesis PPV, the brand-new TNA Street Team, & the return of Total Nonstop Action to Mexico. Also, don’t miss “The Road To Genesis” special, this Saturday night (November 10th), at 10:30PM ET — only on Spike TV.
TNA fans: This one is for you! E-mail your predictions for this Sunday night’s TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View to The Mayhem to [email protected], MySpace them to www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem, or post them on the official MNM Message Board (located at www.MondayNightMayhem.com). Whoever is able to predict the winners of the matches will receive two awesome prizes just in time for the Christmas season: a $25.00 credit to B. Brown Video (the official DVD & video distributor of The Mayhem) & an official copy of the 2007 TNA Hard Justice DVD (courtesy: TNAWrestling.com), and the second place winner will receive a $15.00 credit to B. Brown Video & a case of Sweet Sunshine Sauces…the official finishing sauce of The Mayhem!
*The Big Mosh & Blade continue the Monday Night Mayhem’s “November To Remember” sweeps month next Monday night, November 12th (beginning @ 8PM ET/7PM CT), as the best WWE Pay-Per-View coverage around once again is headed your way! The Mayhem’s National WWE Correspondent, Scott Hudson, along with The Mayhem’s National ECW Correspondent, The Monster Factory’s Jim Molineaux, will be aboard to preview the 21st-annual WWE Survivor Series spectacular! The best analysis you will find anywhere, including complete match-by-match breakdowns, how this event stacks up vs. past Survivor Series cards, & much, much more — including a trip down back memory lane ten years to that fateful night in Montreal. In addition, we will be giving away an exclusive WWE Fathead, the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season, as well as a copy of Guns ‘N’ Roses Greatest Hits — which will keep you in the “November Rain” frame of mind. And the best prize we have saved for last…a pair of tickets to the WWE Survivor Series event @ The American Airlines Arena in beautiful, sunny Miami, FL (courtesy: Front Row Ticketing). The WWE Survivor Series is being presented by THQ’s “WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008.” And be sure to mark your calendars…as THQ’s Bryan Williams & Dan Ryan will be aboard the 11/19 edition of The Mayhem to talk about the process of creating the game that fans around the world are gearing up for with much anticipation. Mosh & Blade will be giving away copies of the game for all video game systems, starting that night, so stay tuned to The Mayhem for more details on this giveaway in the days to come!
And one of the most-anticipated interviews is headed your way this Monday. WWE Hall Of Famer, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will make his first-ever appearance on “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.” Piper will be giving the latest on his continued road to recovery, his upcoming projects he has been working on since we have last seen him on “ECW On Sci-Fi” this past June, some of his best Survivor Series memories, his thoughts on the CNN’s “Death Grip” documentary on professional wrestling, & the in-ring future of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in the WWE. Outspoken & uncensored…this Monday, The Mayhem for one-night only will turn into “Piper’s Pit.”
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