Former WCW Unites States Champion, former WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champion, & former WCW World Television Champion, Konnan, was one the special guests on Monday Night Mayhem’s Seven-Year Anniversary Special (02/09/09), hosted by The Big Mosh & Blade. You can feel The Mayhem live & in streaming audio every Monday night (at 8PM ET/7PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.ITunes.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, & www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem).
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Konnan’s fifth 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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Besides Konnan’s return to The Mayhem, get ready for the best & most-diverse lineup of the entire year, which featured a look back at some of the best moments & memories in The Mayhem’s seven years on the air, some surprise call-in’s from the best guests in MNM history (including: Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero Sr., Matt Morgan, & former WWE Head Of Security, Jimmy Noonan), in addition to Elijah Burke’s first post-WWE interview, plus so much more!
Here are some highlights of Konnan’s interview on the show, provided by The Mayhem’s correspondent, Dan Kriegbaum:
Konnan called into The Mayhem during the show’s final segment to wish The Big Mosh & Blade good luck in their future success after seven long years of wrestling radio. Mosh thanked Konnan on the kind words, as well as being one of the most-frequent guests in Mayhem history (going back to 2003 & the program’s days @ 91.3 FM WBNY), adding that Konnan has been one of the most straight-forward guys when it comes to setting the record straight.
As a way to “continue the trend,” The Big Mosh asked Konnan how he thinks the business has changed throughout The Mayhem’s on-air history, from 2002 until the present. Konnan said that wrestling has evolved in both the United States & Mexico over the past seven years, just like anything else has, naming television shows & electronic gadgets as two prime examples. He added that while wrestling has progressed & evolved, it also has taken a step back. “There is way too little wrestling, way too many skits, way too many people being brought up too early, when I broke in there was no way the Divas would be put on TV before they were ready. Now they’re just throwing people out there that aren’t ready which affects the match quality & the rhythm of the match.” He also agreed with something Kevin Nash said recently, in that when both of them started, the locker room was full of guys who had been wrestling for years who were just getting a big break — unlike now, where it is a majority of younger talent…some of which whom lack the proper respect.
The Mayhem Crew then asked Konnan for his thoughts on the recent Chris Jericho incident in Victoria, British Columbia, that has been picked up by various news outlets, where he allegedly punched a female fan. Konnan said it sounded pretty crazy, although he has not seen anything about it yet (at the time of his Mayhem appearance), as he just got back to the States from Mexico. He said it seemed uncharacteristic for Jericho to do what he did, but says that he knows Jericho puts up with a lot of stuff & must have been in a bad mood to even get out of the car, “knowing that in this day of cell phone cameras, video, & security cameras, that anything you do in public can be recorded, so I’m very surprised that he did that in public & did it at all.”
Mosh & Blade asked Konnan about how World Wrestling Entertainment is handling their current status with the Hispanic demographic & what lies ahead in the future leading into WrestleMania XXV. Konnan said that WWE has been doing awesome in Mexico, just like they have been everywhere else, with an “incredible live show” backed up by “incredible production.” Konnan said that the WWE even took over AAA’s timeslot through Televisa in Mexico, because Televisa thought the WWE would be the more-viewed show, even though AAA has been “winning in the ratings for the last month or month & a half.” Konnan said that they altered their product a little to compete, including more storylines & better production. He said that Rey Mysterio is a guy that Mexicans really get behind, which is due to the push, stating “if you’re a lower level or mid-card guy, they don’t really get behind you, no matter how many Mexican flags you wave.” He then named other superstars of Mexican decent, including Chavo Guerrero & the current WWE Women’s Champion, Melina, but said that they do not get that big of a reaction, mainly because they never wrestled there before the WWE like the other Guerreros & big Mexican stars.
More is contained in this near 20-minute exclusive interview with “The K-Dawg,” including: his current role in AAA, why wrestling is still so huge in Mexico, & some shout-outs to everybody involved in his career (including The LAX), to which he had to say “keep holding it down, in spite of all the crap you have to work with.”
The Big Mosh & Blade (on behalf of The Mayhem Crew past & present) would like to thank all of our fans across the world for your continued loyalty, support, & dedication to Monday Night Mayhem for seven+ years. More is in store for our new 2009 campaign. Think you’ve heard it all on “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio?” You’ve seen nothing yet!
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 live on-location remotes (including The Mayhem’s WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special from Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn), plus some of your favorite WWE superstars (Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Christian, Charlie Haas, 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 — 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, D-Lo Brown, Scotty 2 Hotty, David “Gangrel” Heath, Chris Kanyon, “Wildcat” Chris Harris, Nick “U-Gene” Dinsmore, Chris Nowinski, Tomko, & The Highlanders), & some of the most well-known athletes & entertainers from pro-sports, the MMA, stage, & screen, including: Dennis Rodman (“Celebrity Apprentice”), Jim Kelly (NFL Hall Of Famer), Frank Trigg, Dave Coulier (“Full House”), Jason Hervey & Eric Nies (“Confessions Of A Teen Idol”), 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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