Picture the scene……It’s Saturday night, I’ve been out at a pub getting tanked on rum and find out I have to interview Ric Flair for the podcast at 4am west coast time. A surreal moment for sure.
On Monday’s packed podcast we had a ton of cool content topped off by the 16 time World Heavyweight Champ. I was also joined by the NXT enthusiast herself Sondra. She started watching WWE in 2010 so her perspective on a lot of the wrestlers and stars are pretty interesting. She and I covered the news this week from The Rock talking about getting back into the ring with Triple H to the Destination America/TNA story about an out clause in September. Our most fascinating chat was about Women’s wrestling in WWE. With NXT presenting exciting diva matches, we compare it to previous eras with the liked of Alundra Blayze & Bull Nakano or Trish and Lita. With Sable being WWE’s most successful female performer ever – in terms of popularity, ratings & merchandise – we look at how WWE will look to present women going forward from the NXT women to Lana and the main roster performers.
I also got a chance to sit down and talk to Former WWE Creative writer, Alex Greenfield on the podcast. Alex worked for WWE from 2005 to 2007 so it’s interesting to get his take on some of the current WWE happenings like the portrayal of the Bray Wyatt character, his opinions on WrestleMania 31 and lots more. I always find talking to people who have worked in creative within the company, offer a unique perspective on what’s going on in WWE land. I hope you guys enjoy it.
The main event of the podcast this week is our interview with Ric Flair. The Nature Boy is doing a Q&A tour in the UK so I talked to him about his UK memories, The Undertaker, NXT and more.
The most surprising answer came when I asked him about one of his matches that fans fondly remember with Randy Savage at WrestleMania 8. Flair had this to say:
“It’s funny because it was just an average match. There was so much tension at that time between Randy and Liz. As a matter of fact, that was the last time they were together, they split the next day. It was just very uncomfortable. Not working with Randy or Liz individually, they’re great people but there was just tension between them and that was the last time they worked together there. I thought the match was OK but it could’ve been better and it wasn’t out individual abilities there was just a lot going on behind the scenes that people weren’t aware of. I felt bad. I was honored to be a part of it and be in a main event at WrestleMania but there was so much going on behind the scenes that I felt bad for everybody involved. Not for me, but they were going their separate ways and it was difficult. He cared for her a great deal.”
As always, let me know what you think about the show in the comments below. Next week we have an exclusive interview with AJ Styles and Elimination Chamber fallout and analysis with John Canton himself. Be sure to look for it on Monday.
Here are the links for this past Monday’s episode:
Enjoy the Chamber show this weekend and here’s hoping Kevin Owens gets a good showing in his match with Mr Cena.
Until next time…