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The Miz Talks Giving Acting Advice to Paige, Former ECW Star Retires, Bayley Talks Sasha Banks Match, Her First Gimmick in NXT, More
November 22, 2015 (22:45) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
The Miz Talks Giving Acting Advice to Paige Jim Varsallone ofThe Miami Heraldrecently interviewedThe Miz, during which Miz talks his role in the new WWE Studios movie “Santa’s Little Helper”, which co-stars Paige. During the interview, The Miz had the following to say about working with Paige and offering her acting advice: “I gave her […]
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Taz Talks About Traveling With Vince McMahon And His Work Ethic
November 21, 2015 (22:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Former WWE, ECW and TNA star Taz recently spoke with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard blog about traveling with Vince McMahon and why only Vince and the wrestlers can sleep on WWEs plane coming back from TV tapings:
"I had the opportunity for so long to travel every week on Vince's plane. Michael Cole and I would travel with Vince and the writers because we had to get back to Connecticut to do the voiceovers for Smackdown, so I got to see Vince behind the scenes 30,000 feet in the air. He'd be sitting there at one in the morning, on a flight from Anaheim to New York, while everyone was struggling to keep their eyes open, and he'd be working non-stop."
"I've seen Triple H fall asleep on the plane, and it wasn't a problem. I fell asleep on that plane many a time and it wasn't a problem. If you took some bumps and you fell asleep, it was no problem. If you're a writer or a play-by-play announcer, it was going to be a problem. It was never mean-spirited, it was like high school with money. It was fun."
You can read the entire interview here.
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WWE SuperCard Survivor Tier Update Released Today, Blue Meanie Celebrates ECW Anniversary (Video)
November 19, 2015 (03:15) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
WWE SuperCard The WWE SuperCard “Survivor” card tier update is now live; some of the stars included are: Sting, Paige, Triple H, Undertaker, Bret Hart, Bayley, Brock Lesnar, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The 2K Games / CatDaddy Games team issued the following details on the SuperCard blog, highlighting more new features: […]
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News on Tonights WWE TV Tapings, Note on Undertaker Week Network Content, Former ECW Champ Undergoes Neck Fusion Surgery
November 17, 2015 (15:30) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
News on Tonight’s WWE TV Tapings Tonight, WWE will be taping this week’s editions of Main Event and Smackdown from TheThompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN. No matches have been announced for the tapings, but a MizTV segment featuring all four WWE Title tournament semifinalists has been announced for Smackdown. Note on Undertaker Week Network Content According […]
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Taz Talks About Joining TNA, Why He Left TNA, And A Possible Return To WWE
November 15, 2015 (08:45) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Former WWE, ECW and TNA star Taz recently spoke with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard blog about going to TNA in 2009, the reason he left TNA, and if he he would return to WWE. Here are the highlights.
On going to TNA in 2009 and why he left the promotion:
"I left WWE when I needed a break. At the time, TNA was a good alternative for me. It was refreshing at the time, and things were being run pretty good. It felt right. Then, after a couple years"and I'm not going to sit here and bash people"decisions were made that weren't good decisions and the company started to go in another direction. There was a leadership issue, and I felt like it was the perfect time to segue into my radio career. I wanted to get out of there, and I did."
On If he would return to WWE:
"I would go back to WWE, but I could not and would not leave my career with CBS Radio and my show. I have a very good relationship with WWE, I've never burnt a bridge with them, and we've always had a mutual respect. Time will tell, but my show is my number one priority."
You can read the entire interview here.
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Al Snow Talks About Working In WWE And Getting Fired From ECW
November 14, 2015 (02:00) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Former WWE star Al Snow recently appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast to talk about working in WWE, getting fired from ECW, and more. Here are the highlights.
How he originally got noticed by the WWF in the early 1990s:
At the time I had been working for probably thirteen years and they weren't there yet but we're just becoming Independents because back in that day you just worked the territories and then when the territories started going away there were outlaw groups. They weren't aligned with the National Wrestling Alliance or any one particular territory. One of the last hold outs at the time in 95 and the early part of the 90s was ECW of course and WCW was still in existence and then Smoky Mountain with Jim Cornette. I had known Cornette for quite a few years and he never really seemed to take notice of me because I didn't have a character or definable personality per-say but that's the one thing you have to figure out for yourself. I was working with Dan Severn and I had broken him into professional wrestling. He wanted to do UFC, which back then was truly it's own style of mixed martial arts. We went to Oklahoma City for UFC 4 and I trained and worked with Dan to prepare him for that and I was in his corner. He had won two fights and was being interviewed and I could tell that the interviewer was trying to have Dan put over Royce Gracie as the star of the UFC and they were trying to lead him on into saying something and I just snapped and after another stupid question I said what do you think he was going to do? He is going to have sex in the locker room and they cut us off real quick and got us out of there. Cornette was watching the pay per view and thought it was awesome and at the time I was working for ECW for Paul Heyman and he brought me into Smoky Mountain to be this smart-alecky chicken heel and unfortunately Eddie Gilbert had been in that spot and had passed away. Cornette had brought me into be Unibomb's (Glen Jacobs/Kane) partner and I was supposed to be the mouth and pick the fights and Kane would be the muscle and Jim Ross was doing the announcing there and Jim recommended me and suggested me to WWF.
Why his enormously successful run in ECW ended after being on loan by the WWF and not beating Shane Douglas at Wrestlepalooza 98:
Paul loved to do the opposite and alternate thing and I think because Paul was in communication with the WWE a lot. I was really happy in ECW and I was prepared to send a letter to ask for my full release (from WWE) because you had to do it 90 days in advance. I was prepared to stay in ECW. But Paul E. never really invested anything in me, other then he gave me the TV time and he took what I did and I never really beat anyone or I didn't get what you would call a "wrestling push". I didn't beat Sabu, I didn't beat Rob Van Dam, I didn't beat Tommy Dreamer on my way up to Shane Douglas. I worked with all the underneath guys, which was fine. But I had gotten over to the point where Paul E and ECW would have to capitalize on it. His great plan according to him was that everybody knows you are going to win. It's not going to change that fact that I am going to still get myself over and that sounds kind of arrogant to say but it's the truth so it didn't matter to me if I won or lost because the one thing that is fake about wrestling is the won or loss doesn't matter if it still gets you over. I didn't think it was the right thing to do business wise personally because I thought that people would not be happy about it and I felt that business wise it would have been better to let me win it.
Outside opinions on ECW's use of Al Snow and who suggested he rejoin WWF in 98:
To prove that point I had spoken to Terry Taylor when I first went to TNA and he said "I've got to tell you that was the biggest mistake I had ever seen because I so expected you to win and felt you should have. The minute you didn't that was it, I was done. I didn't care about ECW anymore." That's an unsolicited opinion. So at that same time I had just resigned with WWE and the reason I had was because Vince Russo had contacted me about sending tapes on what I had been doing into the office. I was reluctant to do it and to go back. It wasn't about the money for me, I just enjoyed doing what I was doing. But then I saw a brand new opening to the (ECW) show that they had just redone it and I wasn't featured anywhere in the opening. Which told me I wasn't one of the acts that Paul E. had plans for. That made my mind up and I was going to send my stuff into Vince.
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Review-A-Wai " ECW November to Remember 99
November 11, 2015 (04:45) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
John Pollock and Wai Ting travel back to the fall of '99 and review ECW's November to Remember 1999 pay-per-view from Buffalo, New York. This show features a six-man tag main event, Taz's final match for the promotion, Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka and a look at ECW during the "TNN Era". More...
Cyrus On His Time In ECW, Paul Heyman, And Being Released By WWE
November 01, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Former WWE and ECW personality Don Callis, who went by Cyrus in ECW, recently spoke with WWE.com. Here are the highlights.
On what he did to get released by WWE in 1998:
Apparently everything [laughs]. But I called Bret Hart, who was in WCW, and he told me because I hadn't been on TV in a while that I might want to go to ECW first before trying to get signed by WCW. Lance Storm made it part of his contract negotiations to havePaul Heyman hire me. I started in Queens, N.Y., the day after my contract expired with WWE. I traveled with Lance for a year-and-half and lived like a monk because he's no fun. He doesn't drink or party. All his does is diet, work out and go to sleep early. It was the worst time of my career [laughs]. It was made even worse because Lance, Justin Credible and their manager Jason did their interviews after the show at three in the morning and it took them 30 takes. I would just go straight to the airport at 4 a.m.
On what he wants fans to remember him for:
My time in ECW. Paul Heyman was fantastic to me. He let me go out there and flourish on my own. I'll always remember that Paul was a coach as much as a boss. Working with Paul to start a near riot at the Manhattan Center here in New York was old school, white-hot heat. For me, that was the highlight. My best creative work was done in WWE when I was given a gimmick that was doomed to failure and changed it within the WWE system to make it work. As a new guy, how great is it to work with Legends like Pat Patterson and all the producers that work backstage here? By the way, how much do I get paid for this interview?
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Don Callis Talks To WWE About Portaying The Jackyl, His Time In ECW As Cyrus, How Does He Want To Be Remembered?
October 30, 2015 (01:30) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
WWE.com recently posted an interview with Don Callis, formerly known as The Jackyl in WWE and Cyrus The Virus in ECW. Former ECW announcing partner and current WWE.com employee Joey Styles conducted the interview with Callis, who was on hand for Chris Jericho’s 25th wrestling anniversary celebration at the WWE MSG live event. Callis talks […]
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WZ Radio Announcement: ECW & ROHs Steve Corino Joins NXT Rewind This Thursday Morning
October 27, 2015 (00:45) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
Every Thursday WrestleZone Radio presents a brand new episode of NXT Rewind hosted by Jonathan Jansen & Chris Brooks. Each episode features an in-depth look at the news surrounding WWE NXT from the past week as well as a review of the latest episode of NXT on the WWE Network. This week NXT Rewind will […]
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LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: 10/14 Edition of WrestleZone Daily feat. ECWs Joel Gertner; Discussing ESPNs WWE Announcement, Alberto Del Rios Talks With WWE, Backstage TNA News, RAW Ratings, more
October 14, 2015 (21:00) [ Indexed from WRESTLEZONE.com
Today at NoonEST,WrestleZone Daily,WrestleZone’s official daily pro wrestling news web radio show,aired on Mixlr.com/WZRadio! Today’s episode is hosted byNick HausmanandChair Shot Reality’sJosh Isenberg. It features an appearance from 2CW’s Bin Hamin (aka Ben Duerr) and former ECW Announcer and beloved pro wrestling personalityJoel Gertner. Nick & Josh start the show by discussing ESPN’s announcement […]
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