Monday Night Mayham: Bob Caudle

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The legendary voice of Mid-Atlantic Wrestling & former announcer for the National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling, Bob Caudle, was the special guest on this past week’s live edition of Monday Night Mayhem (05/28/07), which can be heard in streaming audio every week (hosted by The Big Mosh & Blade and heard LIVE at 8PM ET/7PM CT every Monday night) exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, www.ProWrestlingPress.com, www.AllWNYRadio.com, www.Showdown,net, & www.AudioWrestling.com).

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Bob’s first interview in several years, his first with The Mayhem, is now available for FREE in Real Audio.

Here are some of the highlights from the interview provided by The Mayhem’s co-host, The Big Mosh.
 
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*To kick off “The Summer Of Mayhem 2007,” The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero welcomed Bob to the program, as him & several of his former colleagues (J.J. Dillon, Tully Blanchard, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, Magnum TA, Gary Hart, & others), along with several of the stars of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe”, “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage, Christy Hemme, & Ms. Brooks) will be a part of this summer’s NWA Legends Fanfest (being held August 10-12th at the Hilton University Place Hotel in Charlotte, NC). Make your reservations & get your tickets today fans!
 
*The Angry Hero started things off asking what today’s fan might think of the “old-school” NWA, especially the Mid-Atlantic territory. Bob said that back then, wrestling was actually wrestling. “I don’t think these guys (of today) can wrestle like the guys did in year’s past.” The big difference, he feels, between now vs. today was many wrestlers were coming out of college and going straight to professional wrestling (such as the Briscoes, the Andersons, & “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair).
 
*Bob very much enjoys how the fans who supported the product many years ago still remember them today, and how those individuals still travel to shows around the world today, as well as the various conventions & fanfests (including the upcoming one in Charlotte) this summer.
 
*The Big Mosh brought up the recent feud that Ric Flair had with Carlito over the past few months, and asked Bob about his memories of “The Nature Boy” and whether or not it surprises him that Flair is still going strong today. “I think they are going to have to carry him out.” Caudle went on by stressing the fact that he believes that Ric will go on as long as he can, and as long as the fans want to see him. His ability & charisma have carried him from what he started off in the business to right now. “The fans remember Flair for what he was vs. what is today,” and that’s why the respect is as evident as ever for those who watch the WWE every week.
 
*Bob does miss the fact that matches of today do not go as long as they did 15-20 years ago, bringing up the one-hour battles that Sting & Flair had in the NWA/WCW as a prime example of classic, lengthy matches that were not boring and without a shadow of a doubt, told a story.
 
*Caudle does believe that it is more difficult breaking into the business today as an announcer or a wrestler than it was in his time, but it was not easy doing his job back then…as all he had was a format sheet — he did not know the length of the matches, no writers assisted him in show prep, & he called it just like it was going on in the ring.
 
*Bob enjoyed his years calling the action with the current voice of WWE Monday Night RAW, WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross. “Ross was easy to work with, was knowledgeable about the product, & had a lot of excitement in his voice calling the matches.”
 
*In regards to the announcers calling the action today, he does not understand why they all try to over talk each other, talk at the same time, & just not knowing what they are saying in general — which makes it difficult more him & others to follow today’s product.
 
*Caudle wished to also point out to The Mayhem Crew & the listening audience just how important that the tag team wrestling was to the Mid-Atlantic territory & the rest of the National Wrestling Alliance, and how that is missing today.
 
*With regards to the evolution of the Pay-Per-View industry, Bob strongly feels that Starrcade, followed by The Great American Bash “were the beginning of what started all of the big events.”
 
*In this classic 30+ minute interview, Bob gives his memories & thoughts of working with the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and whether he sees Gordon Solie headed into the WWE Hall Of Fame, how the “circuit” of years past would not work in the business today, & why he chose not to get involved in any angles on-camera. Excellent analysis & insight from one of the greatest announcers ever in the industry!
 
*Along with the interview with Bob Caudle, the rest of the May 28th show (which also featured an in-depth preview of this Sunday night’s WWE One Night Stand PPV, with the author of “Hardcore History,” Scott Williams & The Mayhem’s ECW correspondent, Jim Molineaux) can be listened to right here: (www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/052807.wax: streaming) or (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/mondaynightmayhem/~3/120402645/052807.mp3: podcast)
 
*This Monday night will truly be a historic night for “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio.” Former ECW World Television/Tag Team Champion, 2 Cold Scorpio, will be giving his first interview since leaving World Wrestling Entertainment to Monday Night Mayhem. Expect no sugar-coating wrestling fans in Scorpio’s live comments, as he gears up for his return to Pro Wrestling Unplugged & their huge Crazy 8 spectacular (being held at The New Alhambra on Saturday night, June 16th — log onto www.ProWrestlingUnplugged.com for more details on the night’s festivities, including the Tailg8 party, presented by The Mayhem, beginning at 4:30PM ET — with former WWE/WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Nasty Boys, former WWE Tag Team Champion, Joey “Mercury” Matthews, & former WWE diva, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch). And with the Guerrero name being as prevalent as it has ever been in the business today (Vickie & Chavo, Jr. on WWE SmackDown and Hector on TNA Wrestling), we are proud to welcome back to The Mayhem former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, the son of the current Cruiserweight Champion, & the brother of the late Eddie Guerrero, Chavo “Classic” Guerrero, Sr. He will be aboard to preview the upcoming WWE DVD release “The Most Powerful Families In Wrestling,” as well as covering his recent trip to Japan, & his thoughts on his son’s & sister-in-law’s current runs within World Wrestling Entertainment. Plus, complete fallout coverage of the WWE One Night Stand Pay-Per-View (w/former ECW referee/The Monster Factory’s Jim Molineaux), and how this will shape the 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment Draft on June 11th.
 
Want to interact with Scorpio & Chavo “Classic” directly? No problem…The Mayhem Crew will be taking your calls @ 716.989.6630 (long distance charges may apply), e-mails @ [email protected], your comments/questions @ www.MySpace.com/MondayNightMayhem, & feedback on The Mayhem’s Message Board @ www.MondayNightMayhem.com. You will also have a chance to win another free copy of the recently-released WrestleMania 23 DVD, courtesy of The Mayhem’s newest sponsor, Mat Maniacs. Log onto www.matmaniacs.com for more details on how you can score the latest WWE/TNA DVD’s, action figures, T-Shirts, & much more!
 
*All new & old Mayhem listeners can still check out the archived programs/shows of “Your Home Of Wrestling Radio” (including the voice of Monday Night RAW himself/WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross, WWE Diva Candice Michelle, TNA President Dixie Carter, “The Notorious 187” Homicide, Danny Doring’s first post-WWE interview, “The Wildman” Marc Mero, Diana Hart Smith, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, & the official Monday Night Mayhem WrestleMania 23 Countdown Special from Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn)…now available on www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com, www.Showdown.net, & www.AudioWrestling.com.

*”The Summer Of Mayhem 2007″ continues this Monday night…with the show moving to its new time, 8PM ET/7PM CT. Kick back, relax, & unwind for your wrestling fix with The Big Mosh, Blade, & The Angry Hero along the airwaves of The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network.