0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm
WWE legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts recently appeared on Wrestling Heels Radio. Here are some highlights:
Possibly returning at the 2014 Royal Rumble: “That’s my dream. That’s my dream. That’s nothing they’ve said. I’ve been wanting to go back, man. Whenever I started losing the weight, whenever I started seeing the world again, whenever I started seeing progress in myself, when I seen – when I started dreaming again, man, dreaming of not so much getting back to the ring, at first. The dreams at first were taking awalk. I went and actually walked up Stone Mountain, man, few months ago, and I could not do that years ago even when, you know, I was in wrestling form, you know? It was a very tough experience.”
Who he’d like to face in WWE: “I would wrestle Shane McMahon. I think I’d enjoy that, and I think it would be a match he could be proud of and that I could be proud of. There’s lots of other guys – a few other guys. I say lots, but there’s a few other guys I wouldn’t mind being in the ring with. I think I could do something spectacular with [John] Cena, but here’s the thing. I could do something spectacular with anybody ’cause Jake the Snake did that. I’ve proven that.”
CM Punk’s promos: “Well, he’s trying to slow it down, but he doesn’t get it yet. You know what, man? Here’s the thing. We’ll just throw this out here. WWE, Jake the Snake calling. I have a proposition, okay? Here’s my proposition. You give me five weeks. Give me an hour a week with five guys, and I will significantly change not only them but I will change the look of Raw, in five weeks. I will do it by simply talking to them, by sitting them underneath the learning tree if you will and just casting it out there, letting them absorb what I give and I won’t exactly remember everything I tell them that they’ll get enough to change your product significantly. Trust me. Ta da.”
DDP Yoga: “It’s incredible, Bro. It is just incredible. I mean all the years I spent in gyms and, believe it or not, I did work out. I mean, there was a lot of sacrificing going to gyms. There’s a lot of pain in trying to do too much weight ’cause you think that’s going to make you bigger. No, it’s going to – it might make you bigger for a short time until your injuries start to come up through it, but all those years, I was doing that stuff to my body and I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing, man.
“Back then, a workout you went inthe gymand you pushed as hard as you could with as much as you could, and, of course, you supplemented that with powders and pills and steroids. You do get bigger, but at the same time, you’re tearing your body apart, you know. See, god didn’t make us to carry 300 pounds on are back. It’s just been recently, in the last several years, that people have gotten into core strength, and that’s the most important part, man. I mean, it was such idiots not to have learned it sooner because, I mean, the biggest part of your body is the trunk of your body, your chest and your waist and your abs.
“That’s the biggest part, and if you start building power there, that feeds out into your arms and your legs, whereas before we’re out there just trying to make our arms bigger. So I’ll just move that. We’re not doing anything for our core strength, and our core strength is where the power comes from. So if you don’t build your power plan, you’re just wasting time, and it’s really – it aggravates me and chaps my ass. Thisworkoutis so much easier and you get twice the results It’s incredible. It’s not – you don’t have to make it impossible. My mother, she’s in a rest home. I’m trying to get her doing it because you can actually do it from a wheelchair. The upper-body stuff she could do, and working with the dynamic resistance, that’s the whole key, man.
“You make your body work against itself. So you’re not going to do too much because, you know, you can try as hard as you want. You can’t overdo it unless you start doing all these extreme things. So you start out slow and you build. There’sworkoutsthere to fit every need, and there’s DVDs. There’s workouts there to fit, the psycho, could go for an hour and a half and then there’s workouts that works specifically, maybe, on your waist or whatever, that go 10, 15 minutes. And the results are just unbelievable. He never started this program thinking aboutweight loss. That wasn’t his – that wasn’t his directive. He wanted to do something to help with the injuries and to help with the core strength. Well, he did it, man, but then he goes into this eating plan and he won’t let you call it a diet because you’re not dieting. You’re getting much healthier, you know? First three letter of diet is die. No, man. We’re not dying.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 30, 2013 at 1:51 pm
Recently signed Ring of Honor superstar, ACH, had an exclusive interview with HoustonWrestlingRadio.com to promote this weekend’s ROH show in San Antonio where he will be having a match with Jay Lethal in what’s to be a homecoming of sorts for the Texas native. Here are some of the highlights:
On what he was a fan of when he was younger:
I started watching wrestling right around the time when Hulk Hogan went Hollywood. I was a big WCW fan growing up. I was not a WWF fan growing up. All the kids going to school would be talking about “oh Stone Cold did this and Vnice blah blah blah” and I was just like “I guess”. I was really into WCW. I was one of those kids and it sucked. You watch it now and it’s like “Good god! I Was a fan of this!” But back then it was the world to me! I liked Ultimo Dragon, Diamond Dallas Page. One I liked was Glacier. It was the entrance, man! Around that time, with Mortal Kombat, it was like watching Sub-Zero the wrestler!
On the inspirations for his unique in-ring style:
A lot of my ideas come from my childhood. Wrestling was banned in my house. I think a lot of kids go through that phase where mom or dad say “no wrestling,” well mostly moms. But wrestling was banned for my childhood for certain periods of time. and I was always heavily into superheros and video games. And I’ve always had a big imagination. i guess that has a lot to do with my personality. But my imagination is probably my biggest influence. And mostly DragonBall Z as well. I couldn’t name one in particular wrestler and say “oh this is the guy I patter myself off of.” I want to do something in a class of my own. I want to be different. So i try to not pattern myself after anyone. I try to have my own unique style. So I used things other people didn’t use like video games like DragonBallz. Like when I used to do the Liu Kang kicks. I actually tried it and it actually worked. Or like that move “Up, Over and Gone,” that’s from Sonic. I love Sonic, man!
On the differences from the Texas indy scene and wrestling in the other parts of the US:
In Texas everything is a little more vocal as far as fan interaction. Like you can not be the best, you could be the worst wrestler in the world in Texas and people will still love for being funny. But in the East coast and most places they really appreciate the wrestling part of wrestling. They want to see you wrestle, they want to see your work-rate. They want to see if you can wrestle before they accept anything else. But everybody is different. I’ve always had a a really weird connection with the people. It why alot of people came into liking me. Because when I’m out there I have so much fun it’s like one big party and everyone wants to join in. You gotta have fun at work. I think its a lot harder to get over in the East Coast. I’ve wrestled in front of harsh crowds like CZW where they’re used to blood and guts. Sometimes you go out there being funny and it’s not what they want to see. They have to warm up to you. And if they don’t warm up to you they’ll just destroy you; they’ll eat you alive every time they get a chance to.
On who he would like to have brought along with him to RoH from the Texas indy scene:
There’s a lot of guys back home that deserve it. just to name a few there’s guys like Jaykus Plisken, Jasper “The Hammer” Davis, Bolt Brady. There’s a lot of guys back here that deserve the national spot. Who I feel personally, should be doing bigger, better things.
On who he looks forward to competing against on the Ring of Honor roster:
Well that question is already going to be answered with Jay Lethal this Saturday. But Jimmy Jacobs is one of them. Eddie Edwards is another. Rodrick Strong was on my list as well but I got to do that in Cincinnati and I really enjoyed the match. Also with Elgin. Kevin Steen is one of them. To be honest, the whole roster. The whole roster is stacked. I’m just working my way down the list it seems like. There’s just so many talented guys and so many styles and i really want to go in there and be pushed to my limit and push them to their’s as well. Oh my goodness with Shelton Benjamin it would be like Michael Jordan going one-on-one with Kobe in my opinion. In my eyes he’s my hero.
On his big homecoming match with Jay Lethal on Saturday in San Antonio:
I’m speechless, man. To me this is the homecoming of all homecomings. It’s right up the road form where I went to high school. My old stomping grounds I guess you could say. I’m most definitely looking forward to it. When I left Texas, to further my career, whenever I come back, I always look at it like giving back. this match with me versus Jay Lethal is a dream match to a lot of people. And Ring of Honor doing it in my hometown is like the best gift I can give to these guys in Texas. It’s the best thing I can give them. It’s a token of my appreciation to say “thank you guys” for supporting me all those years that i was here going through those hard times. I literally use the people of Texas to uplift me I use them as my motivation to better myself. this is a gift to the great people of San Antonio and the entire state of Texas. I’m looking forward to it.
His idea for a new catchphrase the fans can do when he performs his finisher:
Whenever you see me go the “ACH Big Bang Attack” which is a Cradle DDT, my dream, and we need to put this out there on social networking, whenever people see me go for that move, I want the whole crowd to go “It’s over 9000!” I want that! That is my dream chant! I’ve been wanting to get that out there for a very long time and now I finally get to put that out there!
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Hall of Fame Ceremony: Looking forward to attending the WWE HOF Induction Ceremony Saturday night in MSG in New York City which is the toughest ticket to obtain that I can recall for any WrestleMania oriented event. I’ve had many friends ask for them and I haven’t been able to accommodate one request. I’m fortunate that I got the two for Mrs JR and me.
Tonight’s Raw: Have to believe that RAW will be an interesting broadcast tonight especially how it chooses to address the top, three, marquis matches for WrestleMania. I’m as curious as the next fan as to how that will be approached and executed. There may actually be more pressure on many talents regarding tonight’s final RAW before this Sunday than WM29 itself. The sold out crowd in Washington, D.C. will also contribute greatly to the feel of the program.
Diamond Dallas Page Helping Former Talent: I am very proud of the work that DDP is doing to attempt to help rebuild the lives of Jake Roberts and Scott Hall. If I could wish for one thing regarding the business in general this year, it would be for The Snake and The Bad Guy to get healthy and enjoy their lives as they deserve…and that would be clean and sober. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of both men and so many others I’ve known in the business, and in life in general, who have made the wrong turn at the proverbial fork in the road of life. Many of us have had that same decision to make over the years and by the Grace of God, fate, a good woman/partner, friends, or whatever, it did not happen to all that it easily could have. This problem isn’t just a ‘wrestling problem’ but one that is an epidemic the world over. People have to make better choices or pay dire consequences.
At the end of the day, the person that we look at in the mirror largely determines our success or our failure.
0Posted by Jim Williams on March 30, 2013 at 1:11 am
About 5 weeks ago, Scott Hall agreed to have Diamond Dallas Page take him in so he could get the help he needed with his sobriety and health issues. Late Friday, Page uploaded the following video featuring an update on how Hall is doing. As you’ll see and hear, Hall sounds like he’s regained energy and has a positive mindset as he prepares for surgery.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on March 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Kevin Nash wrote the following on Twitter in response to the IndieGoGo campaign that Diamond Dallas Page has started to raise money for Scott Hall. The campaign has earned $33,807 of the $80,000 goal so far. Nash tweeted:
“The wrestling fan is the world’s strongest support base.Your outreach for Scott is amazing.Thank you for helping Scott to a 100% recovery”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on March 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm
Diamond Dallas Page is asking for support from fans as they try to turn Scott Hall’s life around. Hall, who has been clean and sober for over 40 days, noted in the video above that he feels “peaceful” for the first time in a long time. In just a little under two weeks, Hall has already lost 10 pounds.
Page mentioned to Raj Giri of WrestlingInc that they have been meeting with doctors about performing hip replacement surgery on Hall. Page noted that it’s “really f–king expensive,” and they are looking to help raise $80,000 to cover the surgery, as well as physical therapy, dental work and other medical expenses.
Page admitted that it’s a lofty goal, but they hope to do what they can. You can help support Hall and donate byclicking here, and share the link share with your friends via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. Fans that donate $3,500 will be flown in to the “Accountability Crib” and will be able to meet Scott and either DDP or Jake “The Snake” Roberts and stay the night in the house. Only ten of these packages will be given out. Fans that donate $30 will receive a call from Hall.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 25, 2013 at 9:50 am
A LOT to discuss this week with NIKKI HEYMAN and crew! They’ll go over the results of ELIMINATION CHAMBER, discuss SCOTT HALL‘s trip to Atlanta to move in with DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE, they’ll praise the fact that the brand new WWE Championship belt revealing was WAY overdue, and they’ll talk about the situation with JACK SWAGGER and his DUI arrest after SMACKDOWN‘s tapings in Mississippi. They’ll then play the role of booker to replace him and to determine ALBERTO DEL RIO‘s new WRESTLEMANIA opponent.
The NAWC is a part of CLW83.com, WrestleChat.net, and now on Stitcher Radio via the Stitcher Radio app for iOS and Android! Search keyword “CLW83″ to tune in!
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Kevin Nash now says Scott Hall living with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake Roberts is a good thing. Nash tweeted last night:
“The Bad guy has landed, As I said now is time to heal BODY &MIND.I trust DDP and Jake.Scott made the choice, this is huge. If you only knew how much your love and support means to Scott, even his 6-10 prick friend wants to say your love always keep Scott going.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 17, 2013 at 11:52 am
On this week’s edition, NIKKI HEYMAN and her panel take a look at the situation with SCOTT HALL and KEVIN NASH‘s harsh words for DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE and the retracting of said harsh words, more problems with TAMMY “SUNNY” SYTCH and the law, amateur wrestling getting dropped from the OLYMPICS in 2020, and they’ll have pick ‘ems for ELIMINATION CHAMBER.
The NAWC is a part of CLW83.com, WrestleChat.net, and now on Stitcher Radio via the Stitcher Radio app for iOS and Android! Search keyword “CLW83″ to tune in!
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm
Kevin Nash says he talked to both Scott Hall and Diamond Dallas Page about Hall’s treatment on Friday. Nash tweeted:
“Talked to Scott today 4 over an hour, best he’s been in 15 years.Thur detox and on to DDP.If anyone can take Scott 2 the next level it’s him. Really don’t give a fuck what marks think, just want what’s best for Scott.Talked To DDP tonight feel were all on the same page.”