• 05/07/2013 (2:09:38 pm)
  • Bob Mulrenin

Recap of Mighty Molly on In Your Head Wrestling Radio, 04/24/2013

by Vic Schiavone


Hosts Jack E. Jones and One Inch Biceps welcomed former WWE Women’s Champion Mighty Molly to IYH Wrestling Radio.


Highlights included the following:


Whose idea was the Hair versus Title match at Wrestlemania XX where she ended up getting her head shaved?


      “Well, I’m guessing that people listening to this wouldn’t be too hurt if I tell like the real, behind the scenes truth, but the real truth is that it was my idea.  I was told by the writing team that they were not going to have a Women’s Championship match at Wrestlemania, and I was really hurt by I just came up with an idea that I thought they couldn’t say no to, and so I pitched it.  They said, OK, you can be on Wrestlemania if you get your head shaved.  And I was like, “Yes!”  So yeah, I was excited about it, it was my idea, they actually did it, and even though there wasn’t much of a storyline and people didn’t really love or hate me that much as a character at that time, I still was really happy to be able to do something memorable.” 


Who came up with the “Molly-Go-Round” and who was the first wrestler to take the move?


      “Well, what actually happened is that I had been working on a full twisting moonsault ever since I got hired from the WWF and was in developmental, cause I’m like when I debut in the WWF I’m going to do a full twisting moonsault for my finish.  Well, the day I have a match with Trish Stratus that I actually am going to do our finishing maneuver, I was practicing on a crash pad and I could not do it...So Dean Malenko said, you know, I saw Rey Mysterio do a front flip into a hurricanrana thing, but what if you just did a front flip and land on them...So, I got to practice it a couple of times just on some indy guys that were willing to take bumps from me in the afternoon, and it worked every time...I think Trish might have been the first one to take the Molly-Go-Round, but it was really Dean Malenko’s idea to save me from being fired for not having the move that I had planned originally.”  


Other topics discussed included:

·        How did the character of Mighty Molly come about?

·        What did she think was the favorite time in her career?

·        What was it like working with Macho Man Randy Savage?

·        What “bump” is more painful to her than going through a table?

·        Did she think that Trish Stratus deserved her induction into the WWE Hall of Fame?


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Recap of The Hurricane on In Your Head Wrestling Radio, 04/24/2013

by Vic Schiavone


Hosts Jack E. Jones and One Inch Biceps welcomed former WWE Superstar The Hurricane to IYH Wrestling Radio for the third time.


Highlights included the following:


Did he think it hinders younger wrestlers when they’re not allowed to do their own stuff and all their promos are scripted?


      “Yeah, I definitely believe that.  You know, there’s a lot of artistry to what we do, and if you don’t let artists practice their craft, you’re kind of holding them back.  You can’t go out there and just give everybody free reign at the same time, but guys, whether it’s on house shows or Superstars or that Saturday show (Slam) or whatever, they need to get a chance to go out there and be able to talk, and be able to talk in front of people.  Because it’s a hard thing to do for some people...some people, when the red light on that camera comes on, they can’t put two words together.  It hurts some guys a lot of times; you go out there and you give them free reign to say what they want to say and it’s just garbage, you think “OMG, what did I do?”...I think they’re more afraid of that happening is what the deal is; that’s why they don’t give some guys the creative control to explore their character for themselves because they’re so afraid of somebody striking out.” 

About wrestlers belonging in the WWE:


      “When I was in WWE, I would get frustrated a lot with guys because I just always felt that you should be good to be there.  Now it’s where guys go to start their career.  It used to be where guys go to end their career because you had to be good to get there.  Now it’s where guys start and there’s like so many guys that aren’t ready for that stage.  And because they’re presented as WWE superstars there are some fans who kind of  just assume that they’re good and they kind of fall under that and get worked by it.  But there are a lot of guys who just aren’t ready to be there, and that’s unfortunate.  I think it shines through; I think that fans can see through a lot of it, and that’s why the ratings are kind of where they’re at today.” 


On wrestlers finding a way to stand out:


      “You know, when they were doing that cookie cutter thing with OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) and even to a degree down in FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) where everybody had the same look, that’s BS.  If that’s what you’re grooming, of course everybody is going to look the same.  But that’s not what wrestling is.  Wrestling is the ultimate variety show.  I mean, that’s why a guy like myself ended up being successful.  You didn’t need another big mean angry guy.  I came in as a little Hurricane and was selling more merchandise than most everybody on the roster.  It’s a variety.  That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to be the world champion or anything, but you need stuff like that.  You can’t have everybody exactly the same.  As much as I like watching Ring of Honor, it seems to me every match is exactly the same as the one before.  There is no variety there, and I wish they would, but at the same time they have their niche base of fans that want to see that, so who’s to say that’s the way to go.  I know when I watch a wrestling show personally I just want to see variety; I want to see different guys different characters...When it’s all the same it can get very monotonous...In the WWE, especially when it was popping, there were so many just blatantly different characters; they were like 180 degrees from one another, and that didn’t mean good or bad but everybody was just so different.  That’s how you stood out, because you didn’t really have to even make an effort to stand out because you were different.  Now, that’s why guys have to make such an effort to stand out because they’re exactly the same.”  


Other topics discussed included:

·        When he and Mighty Molly were first paired together, did he think it was a good idea?

·        What were his thoughts about the Green Lantern comic book character coming out?

·        What wrestlers did he name that he thinks shouldn’t be on WWE TV?

·        Who does he think is the top masked wrestler in the last thirty years? 


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