WWE Hall Of Famer & one of the judges on CMT’s “Hulk Hogan‘s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart was a special guest on this week’s live edition (10/06/08) of Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh, Blade, & DFL. “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” is officially presented by Sweet Sunshine Sauces, “the official finishing sauce of The Mayhem” (purchase three or more bottles, type in the word AWESOME, & get 25% off your purchase), and is also sponsored by: Custom Muscle, The Monster Factory, Old Time Wrestling, The History Of WWE.com, & TicketRelief.com.
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Here are some of the highlights from Jimmy’s interview on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s senior show correspondent, Dan Kriegbaum:
The Mayhem Crew welcomed Jimmy back to the show for his second MNM appearance this year, as the days are counting down to the debut episode of “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” next Saturday night, October 18th (@ 8PM ET/7PM CT) on CMT. Jimmy joked with Mosh, Blade, & DFL that he feels like “the Paula Abdul of professional wrestling” as a judge on the new Hulk Hogan’s CCW program. As a possible foreshadowing of what’s to come in this new reality show, Blade asked if Dustin “Screech” Diamond will get knocked out by Jimmy’s infamous megaphone, and Jimmy said he cannot give any secrets or spoilers.
With somewhat of a WCW reunion on “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” The Big Mosh asked Jimmy what the loyal fans of World Championship Wrestling would get out of the new venture. Jimmy said right off the bat that fans that miss WCW can simply catch some of their favorite memories/matches & action on the WWE 24/7 programming, saying that he is still involved with World Wrestling Entertainment (with 24/7), as well as some autograph signings & “The Road To WrestleMania” tour every year.
Jimmy said that he got to do a lot of the music/production work for various wrestlers & promotions over the years, and added that he just got a call from CMT saying that they want to use nine of his songs on “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” so it is somewhat like being “back home” for him — with his music being used & being around his close friends. He said with the cast of celebrities & special guest appearances (by Goldberg & Rob Van Dam), the show ended up being a lot of fun.
Speaking of celebrities, Mosh asked Jimmy what celebrity stuck out the most for him. Jimmy said that working with Eric “Butterbean” Esch thrilled him the most, and reminded him of guys like John Earthquake” Tenta, Fred “Typhoon” Ottman, & King Kong Bundy. He said everybody did a tremendous job, and he strongly believes fans will be excited to see what takes place.
Jimmy said that all of the celebrities worked especially hard, being at the gym every morning to train & get ready, and mentioned some words of wisdom that the legendary Dick Clark gave him personally many years ago when he was touring with The Gentrys, that he put into “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” as well.
Mosh & Blade then mentioned The Honky Tonk Man & his recent “appearances” in an indirect way on WWE Monday Night RAW, with Santino Marella’s “Honk-A-Meter,” and asked Jimmy for his thoughts/comments on it. Jimmy said he talked to The Honky Tonky Man about a month ago after he sustained his finger injury which Jimmy saw on YouTube, and then again about a week ago. Jimmy said that he is going to a specialist now for the injury, and because it was not put in a cast right away, it started healing over the scar tissue. Jimmy said that he has not seen the “Honk-A-Meter,” and thinks both Santino & the writers do a good job with his character. He then added that in one of the conversations, The Honky Tonk Man asked Jimmy if he would come back & manage him, just like the old days, if he were to come back — which Jimmy agreed to.
Mosh then said that Jimmy has been just about everywhere when it deals with professional wrestling & asked Jimmy if he sees “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” growing & expanding into something bigger, like a national promotion. Jimmy then took listeners through his early career, and then said if Vince McMahon did not have a dream, “nothing would be here today.” Jimmy said that in all of his interviews, whenever he left a company, he was never bitter about anything, which could be why he has such a good relationship with all of the companies around today. Jimmy added that people that have knocked on Vince in the past always end up back there anyways. He said that both the WWE & TNA do great jobs, and if Eric & Hulk “wanted to start something else, I think there’s room for three companies.”
Mosh & DFL asked Jimmy for his thoughts on the recent reports of Vince McMahon wanting his wrestlers to become better actors, along with the recent addition of Freddie Prinze Jr. to the WWE Creative Team. Jimmy said that it was hard for him to read what other people wanted him to say, and said that back in the “heyday,” Vince or the writers would just tell them what the interview was for & let them run with it. He said guys like The Rock, Triple H, & “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels do not need to have things written word for word for them, and he likes it better that way. He said with all of the injuries, people leaving, & other things these days, the writers seem to be working seven days/week, 52 weeks/year.
More “Mouth Of The South” goodness is contained in this 30+ minute interview, including a typical day in the life of Jimmy Hart (even though none are the exact same), what the XWF is up to today (and where you can see some of their footage), & so much more!
Monday Night Mayhem will have you fans covered throughout the duration of the program, beginning this week & into the season finale of the show: our special interview with the co-executive producer of “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling,” Eric Bischoff is now available for download (
October 3rd MNM Streaming Audio: www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/100308.wax & October 3rd MNM Podcast On ITunes: www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/oct08/100308.mp3), plus former WWE/WCW World Tag Team Champion & one of the coaches of the program, “Nasty Boy” Brian Knobbs, will feel The Mayhem LIVE this Monday night (October 13th) — beginning at 8PM ET/7PM CT. In addition, Eric’s business partner & the former star of ABC’s “Wonder Years,” Jason Hervey, will join Mosh, Blade, & DFL for an exclusive interview…which will be available on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network on Tuesday, October 14th. And could an appearance from “The Immortal One” be close behind? Plus, tune into The Mayhem every Monday night (beginning October 20th), as the voted-off cast member of CMT’s “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” will step into the squared circle of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.” Head on over to www.MondayNightMayhem.com & www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem for all of the latest news, as we are your official source for the latest…brother! Plus, check out www.cmt.com/shows/series/hulk-hogan-celebrity-wrestling/series.jhtml, www.HulkHogan.com, & www.BHE.TV for even more details on “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.”
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