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ThinkSoJoE from BoredWrestlingFan.com here. It is my distinct honor to inform all of the great BoredWrestlingFan and Cheap-Heat.com readers that tomorrow morning, my BWF Radio co-host JT, Cassidy from Cheap-Heat, and myself will be conducting an interview with 11-time World Champion, 9 time Intercontinental Champion, and the frontman for the great heavy metal band Fozzy, the one and only Chris Jericho. To say that we have been greatly looking forward to this opportunity is an understatement. I’m proud to announce that this interview will be available tomorrow evening at all the usual places BWF Radio can be found!
Impact Wrestling star and former X-Division Champion Zema Ion recently took time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with BoredWrestlingFan’s ThinkSoJoE – on Joe’s birthday, no less! We learn the incredible story of how Zema’s mother met his father, escaping a Singapore sweat shop in the process. Zema tells us about his early days, training with the International Wrestling Cartel in Pennsylvania, changing the direction of that promotion in the process. We’re told the story of how he missed his chance to train in Japan, and the discipline it took to train in Mexico. Zema asks a fan question about the whereabouts of his afro, and talks about the bizarre comparisons to Carlito. We learn where the original name of Shiima Xion came from, and who can take responsibility for changing it to Zema Ion upon his arrival in TNA. We get Zema’s thoughts on the injury caused to Jesse Sorrenson, and an update on Sorrenson’s condition. Finally, Zema tells us what band he’d love to play for if he had decided to be a rock star instead of a professional wrestler.
Big thanks to Impact Wrestling and Zema Ion himself for their time!
It’s an interview everybody on the BoredWrestlingFan staff wanted to participate in, but one man actually got to do it. This past Thursday, the great Jerry Lynn took time out of his day to speak with our own Justin Ruff about a number of topics. He talks about getting his start in the business, working the indies with a young Sean Waltman, and reveals who came up with his WCW name, Mr. JL. He mentions that the late Brad Armstrong was one of his favorite opponents. He talks about ECW memories, including the fans giving him the nickname, “The New F’N Show.” Jerry discusses his disappointing time in WWE and his knee injury, comparing it to being a human toy. The early days of TNA are discussed, including Jerry winning the X-Division Championship early on. Justin and Jerry get into Jerry’s recent indie career, and Jerry puts over wrestling in the state of Texas. Plus, Jerry announces the date of his final career match! All this, and much, much more. Click the link below to listen!
BoredWrestlingFan Radio Episode 43 kicked off with the original Doink The Clown, Matt Borne! In the interview, Matt chastises Joe for not doing his homework and threatens to hit him with the Whoopie Cushion if they ever meet in person. Aside from that, he talks about his influences for the Doink character, his thoughts on some other evil clowns, what he would have done differently if he were the guy playing Doink when Dink was introduced, the transition from Big Josh in WCW to Doink in WWF, his relationship with the late Art Barr, and much more.
Afterward, the BWF Radio crew talk wrestling news, including Batista’s MMA debut, Chris Jericho’s WWE future, Shaul Guerrero’s employment status, and much more. Will John Cena be ready for Hell In a Cell? If not, is Ryback a suitable replacement? What’s the status of The Undertaker for WrestleMania 29? Where did Shawn Daivari learn to choke a guy out like he did to an unruly passenger on a train? Did Hulk Hogan finally answer The Rock’s WrestleMania 18 question of whether or not he still has a Hulka-strudel? Tune in to find out!
Until midnight tonight (10/7/12), Matt Borne’s shoot DVD is available on sale for $14.99 at EWLegends.com.
You can follow Matt on Facebook.
Our break song this week was “Please Play This Song On The Radio” by Nofx. Buy the album here.
Pick up the new Fozzy album, Sin & Bones, at this link.
Greetings! To those of you here for the interview with Matt Borne, AKA Big Josh, AKA Doink The Clown, you’re in luck! We’re starting the interview LIVE at 2PM Eastern on our mixlr page. You can listen to our podcasts LIVE each and every week over there, and pick up the podcasts afterward both here and on iTunes!
Tune in now – http://www.mixlr.com/boredwrestlingfan/live
The following comes to us from Stevie J of Angrymarks.com. It’s quite an interview and certainly worth a listen! Hit the jump to get to the Youtube video!
Recently, the legendary Bruce Hart and the CEO/VP of Stampede Wrestling, Doc Knight, took time out of their busy schedule to speak with ThinkSoJoE and G of BoredWrestlingFan about the relaunch of the Original Stampede Wrestling. In the one hour interview, Bruce and Doc talk about the various promotions going around trying to use the Stampede name. Bruce tells us about working behind the scenes at the original Stampede, the innovations pioneered by the organization that were “borrowed” by others, how the lack of “grass roots” territories is effecting the wrestling business, the overabundance of gimmick matches, wrestlers who can’t work as Champions, how completely scripted matches effect the audience, and the lengths wrestlers would go through back in the day to maintain the mystique of professional wrestling as opposed to the near complete lack of mystique being maintained in public by today’s wrestlers. G asks about the late, great Ed Whalen, the original voice of Stampede Wrestling. Bruce and Doc talk about wanting the new Stampede to be a viable alternative to the WWE. Bruce discusses mistakes that are being made by promoters today, which leads to a mini-shoot on Brutus Beefcake. The duo talk about the desire to make sure their talent is properly trained, wanting to grow a new generation of talent, instead of “one dimensional stiffs,” having a reason or purpose for everything done in the ring, and the need for things to be done safely. Bruce ponders the absurdity of weapons randomly lying around under the ring. All this, and much more! Click below for the full interview.
For more information on Original Stampede Wrestling, please visit OriginalStampedeWrestling.com
ThinkSoJoE note: I’d like to take a moment to apologize to Justin Ruff, Danny Saint, and you, my fellow BoredWrestlingFans, for this interview not being posted at it’s scheduled time yesterday. It’s no excuse, but this heatwave has been taking it’s toll on me, and I wound up sleeping, quite literally, all day yesterday.
MPX wrestling star Danny Saint joined BoredWrestlingFan’s Justin Ruff for an interview on Saturday. In the 26 minute interview, Saint talks about what made him get started in the wrestling business, how he got his start, his preference between being a heel or a face, if he’s had that “I can retire now” moment, his current favorite wrestlers on the national scene, what he likes to do outside of the ring, and much more.
Matt Cage took a few moments out of a sleepless Saturday afternoon to speak with BoredWrestlingFan.com’s Justin Ruff.
In the 31 minute interview, Cage discusses his biggest influences, how he got started in the business, driving cross country to Las Vegas to persue his dream at 17 years old, training with Mr. Hughes and “Prime Time” Elix Skipper, his favorite opponents, the 1UP Tournament, his favorite promotions to work for, his favorite moment of his career thusfar, the biggest challenge facing him in his career, shirts of his available on Zazzle from 2008, where you can find him online, and more.
Click the link below to download!
Independent wrestling star Ethan Page took time out of his Saturday to speak with BoredWrestlingFan.com’s Justin Ruff. In the 23 minute interview, Page talks about what made him get into wrestling, Val Venis being his favorite Canadian wrestler, his martial arts background, some of his favorite guys to work with, difficulty getting booked in the United States, “Ian (Rotten) is kind of a retard,” being one of the only two males on the AIW “Girls Night Out” card, the effect of illegal downloading on independent pro wrestling, and much more. Click the link to download!