HOMICIDE DISCUSSES WHY HE LEFT TNA, THOUGHTS ON TNA NAMING A CHARACTER “SUICIDE”, WHY HE WANTS WWE TO CHANGE HIS NAME, AND MORE By WorldWrestlingInsanity.com
When you think of ClubWWI.com , you think of hard-hitting shoots. Now we take that to a whole new level as former TNA X-Division and Tag Team Champion, The Notorious 187 himself joins the Club and no one shoots like Homicide !
From his New York roots to his Ring of Honor accolades all the way to his LAX tag team success, Homicide has become known as one of wrestling’s most versatile performers. Known for never stepping back and being as in your face as they come, the Notorious One lives up to his nickname in ClubWWI’s latest explosive shoot interview with James Guttman. You can log in now to hear the entire uncut 43 minute discussion on ClubWWI.com.
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The main question on everyone’s mind is obviously Homicide’s departure from TNA so soon after Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff came into power. His release felt sudden and it left many wondering about the reasons behind it. Homicide explains to ClubWWI.com members that there are no hard feelings, he just simply needed to do what was right for himself…
“Hogan and Bischoff have got a different vision. They don’t come to TNA to destroy TNA. They came in to have a different vision. And if I’m not part of their vision, I’m out. I’m not gonna stay and – I’m not gonna say job out but – basically losing money and losing my fanbase and things I can do good. I’m very confident I can be a major star. I’m not gonna be the next Triple H, John Cena, but I always say I will be the next Terry Funk. Meaning that when I die, people are going to remember my name.”
Homicide also discusses the infamous Steel Asylum escape blooper on the live January 4th Impact, thinking that God was punishing him, LAX getting the “Hollywood Blondes” treatment, an LAX reunion, how military members of his family wanted to beat him up for the LAX flag-burning angle, and more.
Speaking of names, though, the character “Suicide” seems to be a topic that Cide is asked about a lot. Getting its start in TNA Impact – The Video Game, Suicide always seemed to be too close to Homicide’s name for some fans to understand. Guttman cites Cide’s post X-Division Title win promo on Impact when, after hearing Suicide’s name mentioned, he rolled his eyes and said, “Yeah. Suicide. Great name.” Does that hold true for Homicide both in and out of the ring? As his ClubWWI.com interview continues, he answers…
“I think the name was stupid. Homicide. Suicide. Look at that. They match. Then people joking around saying, ‘Oh team them up and call them Genocide’ It’s stupid. I don’t know who came up with that name. I don’t know if it was Midway. I don’t know if it was TNA. I don’t know. As a wrestler, character, I liked it. It’s original. It’s different. I wish the character Suicide got a bigger push. I don’t know what happened. If it’s on delay, but to me – the name is dumb. It’s the same. It’s the same.”
James points out how the name “Homicide” might sound threatening because it means to kill someone else. But Suicide? Well, that means killing yourself and there’s nothing really intimidating about that. Also, “Homicide” was a name that he had been using long before TNA. JG and Cide talk about many of those moments including his FIP Strip Club Brawl with CM Punk, how Homicide was once addicted to strip clubs, his training, last night’s return to ROH, and more.
With all the talk of names, Guttman brings up a favorite topic on ClubWWI – new WWE star name changes. It seems that all the newcomers get repackaged with a new first and last name. He asks Homicide what the chances will be that we might see him pop up on the FCW website with something like “John Stevens” under his picture. Cide laughs and then surprises everyone with an answer that shows he’s thinking ahead far more than most others do…
“My goal is to wrestle (Madison Square Garden). If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. But the only ones who wrestle MSG are the ones who go to WWE. As for the name ‘Homicide’, I would love to bring that name over there but I’d rather keep it where it is, in the Indys and in the Tri-State area. I would have no problem with going to WWE and having them give me a ridiculous name like ‘Brute Force’ or something like that. It doesn’t matter. If they tell they want to keep ‘Homicide’, that would be cool. That would be cool. But I’d rather have Homicide stay in the Indys and stay at the Tri-State area because look at the Dudleys, man. They went to WWE, Vince McMahon bought their name, and now they’re Team 3D. Now I love the name Team 3D because they got the best finisher in the world and no one ever kicked out of it. So, me going to WWE with the name change might be a little bit of an issue, but, hey man, I can’t argue. I’d rather leave the name in the Tri-State area and the Indys.”
The WWE talk doesn’t end there either as the Notorious 187, a New York original, discusses WWE being the heart of wrestling, what happens if Vince McMahon dies, the dying art of wrestling, and tons more. Remember Homicide is just one of well over 250 stars you can hear in uncut shoot interviews as soon as you sign up to ClubWWI.com. Others include: Sivi Afi , Aaron Aguliera, Skandar Akbar, Brent Albright, Bill Alfonso, Ole Anderson, Road Warrior Animal, Tony “T.L. Hopper” Anthony, Awesome Kong, Baby Doll, Buff Bagwell, Doug Basham, Paul Bearer, Giant Bernard, Big Daddy V, Eric Bischoff, Steve Blackman, Brian Blair, Tully Blanchard, Nick Bockwinkel, “The Boogeyman” Marty Wright, Bad News Brown, D-Lo Brown, “Jumping” Jim Brunzell, Mike “Simon Dean” Bucci, Bull Buchanan, Big Bully Busick, Lance Cade , Christian, John Cena Sr., Chaz “Headbanger Mosh” , Bryan “Adam Bomb” Clark, Rob Conway, Jim Cornette, Justin Credible, Austin “Consequences” Creed, D-Ray 3000, Scott D’Amore, Christopher Daniels, Shawn Daivari, Dangerous Danny Davis, Dawn Marie, Damian Demento, Colin Delaney, Brother Devon, Demolition Ax, Demolition Smash, Bill DeMott, Ted DiBiase, J.J. Dillon, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Disco Inferno, “Domino” Cliff Compton, Shane Douglas, Spike Dudley, Hacksaw Jim Duggan , Kenny Dykstra, Bobby Eaton, Paul Ellering, Armando Estrada,, Manny Fernandez , Fifi The Maid, Francine, Mr. Fuji, Dory Funk Jr., Terry Funk, Greg Gagne, Ronnie Garvin ,Jackie Gayda, Joel Gertner, Glacier, Sylvain Grenier, Tod Gordon, Zach Gowen, Juventud Guerrera, Chalie Haas, Chris Harris , Bruce Hart , Jimmy Hart, Diva Search’s Jessica Hatch, Dave Hebner, Earl Hebner, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jon Heidenreich, Christy Hemme, Hillbilly Jim, Molly Holly , The Honky Tonk Man, Tim Horner , Scotty 2 Hotty, Sam Houston, Mr. Hughes, The Iron Sheik, Ivory, B.G. James, Jazz, Ahmed Johnson, Judge Jeff Jones, Orlando Jordan, Kamala, Kid Kash, Kevin Kelly, Pat “Simon Diamond” Kenney, Ron Killings, Cpl. Kirschner, Kizarny, Kevin Kleinrock, Brian Knobbs, Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff,, Bobby Lashley, Bruno “Harvey Wippleman” Lauer, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Paul London, “The Total Package” Lex Luger, Buschwhacker Luke, Rodney Mack, Magnum T.A., Balls Mahoney, Rick Martel, Clarence Mason , “Masterpiece” Chris Masters, Robbie McAllister, Rory McAllister, Matt Morgan, Ernest Miller, Missing Link, Father James Mitchell, Mo From Men on a Mission , Sean Mooney, Ricky Morton, Don Muraco, Trevor Murdoch, Kevin Nash, Nidia, “The Berzerker” John Nord, Nunzio, ODB, One Man Gang, Sonny Onoo, Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, Oscar From Men on a Mission , Fred “Typhoon/Tugboat/Shockmaster” Ottman, Pierre-Carl Ouellet, Outback Jack, Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Patera, Nick Patrick, Jim Powers, Tom Prichard, Ivan Putski, Harley Race, Baron Von Raschke, “The Yeti” Ron Reis , Rhino, Dustin Rhodes, Tommy Rich, Rikishi, Paul Roma, “Super Hero in Training” Rosie, Jacques Rougeau, Terri Runnels, Lance Russell, Mike Sanders, Samoa Joe, Bruno Sammartino, Samu, Tito Santana, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Ron Simmons, Elix Skipper, Slick, Tracey Smothers, Al Snow, Sim “Deuce” Snuka, Dennis Stamp, George “The Animal” Steele, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Idol Stevens, The Stro, AJ Styles, Dave “Evad” Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Dave Taylor, Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn, ECW’s Tiffany, Too Cold Scorpio, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Jimmy Valiant, Johnny Valiant, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Sid Vicious, Vito, Nikolai Volkoff, Koko B. Ware, Erik Watts, Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, David Young, Mae Young , Larry Zybszko, and More.