WWE Hall Of Famer, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, was a special guest on this week’s live edition (11/10/08) of Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh, Blade, & DFL. “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” is officially presented by Custom Muscle, the official online nutritional & supplement company of Monday Night Mayhem (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 15% off your purchase through November 16th simply by using your coupon code of 54321)…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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Here are some highlights of “Cowboy” Bob’s interview on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s host, John “The Big Mosh” Masiulionis & MNM listener, “Springfield” James:
The Mayhem Crew welcomed Bob to the show, as the “Ace” himself will be returning to the Boston, MA area live this Saturday night (@ The Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA), as part of MWF’s “Soul Survivor V: The Homecoming” event — which will feature such superstars as: WWE Hall Of Famer, The Iron Sheik, John Cena, Sr., and TNA’s BG James, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, & Chris Sabin. Log onto www.BostonWrestling.com for more details on how you can get your tickets, and be a part of the VIP Q&A Session & Autograph/Photo Fan Fest!
On behalf of all of the fans of The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, wished him a Happy Birthday. As we close in on the 25th anniversary of “The Showcase Of The Immortals,” Mosh & Blade asked Bob to reflect on his induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Bob said that “it was nice to be appreciated” by those within the WWE & his fans around the globe, and that the HOF induction was “fantastic” & a true honor. As many fans of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” remember, Bob’s long-time colleague & fellow member of the ’05 WWE Hall Of Fame class, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, joined Monday Night Mayhem over two years ago, and went on the record & voiced his displeasure of only receiving a plaque at the time. Since then, of course, members of the HOF have received commemorative rings by the WWE. Jokingly, Bob added that if Paul was one of the “Seven Dwarfs,” he would be “Grumpy.”
The MNM Crew discussed the strong possibilities of seeing Bob’s son, “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton go one-on-one against John Cena, and the possibilities of re-christening their feud into the new year of 2009. Before that happens, the MWF audience will be seeing Bob in the same building as “Johnny Fabulous” himself, John Cena, Sr. this weekend! Bob said that both John & Randy are “two of the best out there today,” and then issued a challenge to John Sr., exclusively on the airwaves of The Mayhem! Tension is mounting fans between both families, and the only way to hear the challenge being laid out to the Cena family is by tuning in to the airwaves of Monday Night Mayhem!
Based on the success that John Cena has received from movies & other forms of entertainment outside of the ring, Blade asked “Cowboy” Bob if he knows if Randy has been approached to do the same and/or if that is in his future. Bob put over Cena’s work in “The Marine,” and replied by saying that it could be possible, simply because the business has been expanding & many connections have been made between wrestling & other industries.
The WWE Survivor Series is one week away from this Sunday night, and it is now confirmed that Team Orton (comprised of “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton, the WWE United States Champion, Shelton Benjamin, the WWE Intercontinental Champion, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, & “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry) will go head-to-head against Team Batista (“The Animal” Batista, ECW Champion, Matt Hardy, R-Truth, & the World Tag Team Champions, CM Punk & Kofi Kingston). Mosh asked Bob about having any interest to be a part of his son’s team in any way…if the “call” was made. Bob joked around about the guys being much younger than him, but mentioned that he would not be against being a manager.
The MNM Crew discussed the recent “bans” of the term “wrestlers,” “sports-entertainers,” & many other similar phrases by the WWE, and asked Bob if he was offended by that, being one of the pioneers of professional wrestling in the ’70’s & ’80’s. Until being on The Mayhem, Bob was unaware of this, and said that the fans should call the wrestlers what they feel like, as what they do in the ring speaks for itself.
There have been many harsh remarks & negative comments over the years against Bob’s son, Randy. Mosh & Blade asked Bob if he thinks that fatherhood & being a “family man” has changed his son’s life. Bob said that Randy is indeed very happy with his new family (his wife & new daughter), and when he is performing for the WWE, his attitude is “all business.” At home, he is “all family.”
“The Road To Wrestlemania” has begun, and as those around the world begin to count down the days until the WWE invades Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX, Mosh asked Bob if his WM appearances were the most-defining moments in his career. Bob candidly replied that all three have different & personal meanings to him, and that all three were historic in their own ways. He, like all of the WWE Universe, is looking forward to WrestleMania XXV.
Mosh brought The Mayhem Nation back to the year 2005, and the feud that occurred between the Orton father & son team vs. The Undertaker — climaxing at the No Mercy Handicap Casket Match. Were the internet rumors true about the reported “heat” between “Cowboy” Bob & “The Phenom?” Bob went on record saying he has not talked with The ‘Taker in a few years & had great matches with him, so he does not know of any heat between the two. Bob continued on by saying that it was fantastic having the opportunity to team with his son, and is proud of the fact that he is a part of a select few father/son combos in professional wrestling history.
The business has seen consistent evolutions over the years, and The Mayhem’s listening audience wished to know where Bob sees the future of wrestling headed. “Ace” replied with some very interesting comments to this question. “As long as the guys go out & work real hard to entertain the fans & give it everything they got, everything will be fine.”
In closing, Mosh & Blade asked the ultimate “fantasy warfare” question that fans have asked for years: Who would win between “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton & “Cowboy” Bob Orton in their primes (w/Randy now & “Cowboy” Bob in the mid ’80’s)? Bob said he “would have given it a pretty good go,” but the guys are getting faster & stronger these days, so he probably would not be able to keep up with some of today’s superstars.
More “Cowboy” Bob goodness is contained in this 30+ minute MNM exclusive interview, including Bob’s thoughts & comments on whether or not we have seen the last of “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan & “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair inside the squared circle, his memories of traveling & performing with The Iron Sheik (and if he thinks his persona is “an act”), & whether or not his arm has fully healed from the cast.
*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, Sid Vicious, Rob Van Dam (w/Jim Molineaux & Jerry Lynn), Juventud Guerrera, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, Bruno “Harvey Whippleman” Laurer, Jerry Jarrett, & The Highlanders), the “Female Interview Of The Year” category (Brooke Hogan, Terri “Marlena” Runnels, 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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