TNA Knockout/former WWE Diva, Christy Hemme, was a special guest on this week’s live edition (01/05/09) 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 (featuring an amazing set of three new videos: “The Animal” Batista & Kelly Kelly checking out a Broadway show together in New York City, as well as the new WWE Champion, Jeff Hardy & the current ECW Champion, Matt Hardy, exclusively interviewed mere hours Jeff’s Armageddon title victory) & Custom Muscle: the official nutritional & supplement company of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” (purchase over $50.00, as part of the new 2009 “New Year, New You” MNM/Custom Muscle campaign, type in the word “GRAND,” & get 10% off your purchase…thanks to the proud owners, Charlie/Jackie Haas & Umaga), and is also sponsored by: Old Time Wrestling, The History Of WWE.com, & TicketRelief.com).
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Christy’s return MNM appearance is now available for free in Windows Streaming Media, or via the official Monday Night Mayhem podcast on ITunes:
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Here are some highlights of Christy’s interview on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s host, John “The Big Mosh” Masiulionis:
Christy was welcomed back to the program by Mosh, Blade, DFL, & The Mayhem’s National TNA PPV Correspondent, “Wild” Bill Brown, for her third-ever MNM appearance. After some reminiscing on a long-standing relationship with “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” (one that goes back to the Diva Search days of 2004), the crew started at the top…the forefrront…and the onset…
Mosh asked Christy about the celebration of her third-year anniversary with TNA this year, something which Christy said she is very proud of. She feels that the majority of her actual wrestling career has been there, because her time with the WWE was “a flash in the pan.” Christy added that she still feels new to the business, but that it is hard to believe she is on the verge of being in the industry for almost five years now…to which Blade added the term of “seasoned grappler.”
This Sunday night will see Christy challenge Awesome Kong for the TNA Knockouts Championship in a Lumberjack Match, which will feature the rest of the TNA Knockouts surrounding the ring. Christy indeed felt it was time to “break away from the boys (The Rock ‘N’ Rave Infection) just because I wanted to do more.” She has always felt that wrestling was her passion & in her heart, so she came to the television tapings early to get in as much training as possible from “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles or whoever was free to teach her/answer any questions she may have had. As far as Kong & Genesis, she said that no matter how much training she has gone through or will go through leading into the PPV this Sunday, it will not prepare her for someone like Kong, who she classifies as “amazing.” Even though she is her opponent on Sunday in Charlotte, she sees this as a learning opportunity to grow from someone who has spent a considerable amount of time in the business. Christy looks forward to the challenge…and getting the chance to become TNA Knockouts Champion.
The Mayhem Crew mentioned the metamorphosis of the Knockouts division over the years & how things have changed since former Knockouts Champion, Gail Kim, left the company to return to World Wrestling Entertainment. Christy classified Gail as “the foundation” of this division,” and that while a part of the company, she was a huge part of making it what became. For close to one year, the Knockouts were centered around Gail vs. Awesome Kong, which was a testament to both of their hard work & dedication to making the Knockouts such a success. Christy embraces the opportunity to fill the void left by Gail’s departure, and also added that this is the time for other members of the division to step up their game as well. She will never forget what Gail did for TNA, and despite her moving on, her respect & love for her will not change.
More is contained in The Mayhem’s TNA Genesis PPV preview (featuring Mosh, Blade, DFL, & “Wild” Bill Brown’s thoughts on this Sunday night’s festivities), plus more from Christy herself — including her thoughts on which TNA wrestlers have helped her the most with the progression of her career, which TNA persona gave her the name for her new finishing maneuver (the “Flying Firecrotch Guillotine”), her recent feud with The Beautiful People, the recent release of Guns ‘N’ Roses “Chinese Democracy,” & what she sees for her post-wrestling ventures.
TNA Wrestling takes center stage to kick-off the new year, as the first PPV of ’09, Genesis, will emanate live from The Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. Call your local cable or satellite provider for availability, log onto www.TNAWrestling.com, or click here to purchase tickets. One lucky MNM listener will have a chance to win a copy of the all-new TNA Bound For Glory DVD (courtesy: www.TicketRelief.com) & a personally-autographed Big Mosh “Write Stuff”/TNA “Cross The Line” trading card (courtesy: Tristar). E-mail/MySpace your Genesis Pay-Per-View predictions to the show @ [email protected] & www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem.
Check out Christy’s official MySpace page (located at www.MySpace.com/HemmePowered), which includes updates on all of her upcoming appearances — including this Saturday’s K&S WrestleFest in Carteret, NJ (featuring fellow TNA Knockouts Jackie Moore, Taylor Wilde, & former TNA star Payton Banks, who will all be appearing). For further details, visit www.KAndSWrestleFest.com.
*As we celebrate the kickoff of the all-new ’09 MNM season, Monday Night Mayhem is gearing up for the upcoming 2009 Wrestling Radio Awards, found exclusively at www.WrestlingRadioAwards.com. As many long-time listeners of the program know, “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” has been privileged to win 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.
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*All new & old Mayhem listeners can still check out the archived programs/shows of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” from seven years of audio excellence. You can re-live The Mayhem’s live on-location remotes from the world-famous Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant (featuring NFL Hall Of Fame QB, Jim Kelly), The Mayhem’s WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special from Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn, & The Mayhem’s Dream Reunion II Special from Kokomo, IN…featuring: former WWE Diva search contestant Jessica Hatch, Al Snow, Marty Jannetty, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero Sr., “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Rosey, The Midnight Express (“Loverboy” Dennis Condrey & “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton), “The Genius” Lanny Poffo, & The Orient Express’ Pat Tanaka.
In addition, you can hear some of your favorite WWE superstars (Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Christian, Charlie Haas, D-Lo Brown, WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix, & Candice Michelle), WWE Hall Of Famers (Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Jim Ross, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, “Superstar” Billy Graham, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, The Iron Sheik, Tito Santana, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, & Don Muraco), the finest from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA President Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, Terry Taylor, Jim Cornette, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, “The War Machine” Rhino, Team 3-D, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, The Motor City Machine Guns’ Chris Sabin/Alex Shelley, Eric Young, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, The LAX’s Homicide, Beer Money’s “Tennessee Cowboy” James Storm/Robert Roode, Matt Morgan, Sheik-Abdul Bashir, Cute Kip, “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt, BG James, Kaz, & Lance “Rock” Hoyt — along with TNA Knockouts Christy Hemme, The Beautiful People’s Angelina Love/Velvet Sky, Traci Brooks, ODB, So-Cal Val, & Taylor Wilde), Ring Of Honor’s warriors (ROH Champion Nigel McGuinness, “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, Austin Aries, Claudio Castagnoli, & Kenny King), ECW originals (ECW’s founder Tod Gordon, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, Raven, The Sandman, Rob Van Dam, Francine, 2 Cold Scorpio, New Jack, Axl Rotten, Lance Storm, Mike “Nova” Bucci, “The Pitbull” Gary Wolfe, & Danny Doring), some of the greatest managers in the history of our business (Percy Pringle III/Paul Bearer, “The Doctor Of Style” Slick, JJ Dillon, & the late Gary Hart), the voices that have called the sport/sports-entertainment for years (World Class’ Bill Mercer, the Mid-Atlantic/NWA’s Bob Caudle, & WCW/AWA’s Lee Marshall), the beautiful managers/valets that have graced the squared circle (Missy Hyatt, Terri Runnels, Lisa “Ivory” Moretti, Dawn Marie, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Jackie Haas), wrestling legends/personalities from over the years, past & present (Bruno Sammartino, Jerry Jarrett, Terry Funk, Dory Funk, Jr., Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan, “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko, Sid, Tully Blanchard, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, “Bushwacker” Luke Williams, The Honky Tonk Man, Barry “Smash” Darsow, Virgil, Diamond Dallas Page, Vader, “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs, Konnan, Bruno “Harvey Whippleman” Lauer, “The Wildman” Marc Mero, Scotty 2 Hotty, David “Gangrel” Heath, Chris Kanyon, “Wildcat” Chris Harris, Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore, Chris Nowinski, Low-Ki, Tomko, & The Highlanders), & some of the most well-known athletes & entertainers from pro-sports, the MMA, stage, & screen, including: Dennis Rodman, Jim Kelly (NFL Hall Of Famer), Frank Trigg, Dave Coulier (“Full House”),” Dustin “Screech” Diamond (“Saved By The Bell”), Tiffany, “The Red Hot Redneck” Trishelle Cannatella, “The Mistress Of Mayhem” Erin Murphy, Frank Stallone, “Candy Girl” Nikki Ziering, Aries Spears (“MAD TV”), Gary The Retard (“The Howard Stern Show”), Greg Fitzsimmons (stand-up comedian/VH-1’s “Best Week Ever”), Jason Peter (former NFL Defensive Tackle, former Nebraska All-American, & author of “Hero Of The Underground), Erin “Steel” Toughill (“American Gladiators”), & Dan “Nitro” Clark (“American Gladiators”). All this & so much more…now available World Wide & 365 at www.MondayNightMayhem.com.
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