Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Audio: Wrestling News Live 6/6/11 Archived

WNL returned to the airwaves on 6-6-11 on the SNS Radio Network with "The Outlaw of the IWC" The TreyDawg and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay. JJ and Trey discussed the news of the week sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com before being joined by the owner of Highspots.com Michael Bochicchio to talk about the ongoing issues between he and "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Michael joined the boys and talked for a little over an hour on topics such as Highspots.com and the merchandise available, Highspots tv , and the origin of the Ric Flair/Highspots legal issue. Michael walked the boys through the entire scenario from working with Flair, becoming friends with Flair, helping to get Flair booked at events and seing Ric hold up promoters over money and ultimately leading to the demise of their partnership and friendship. Michael Bochicchio wanted to clear the record on the story as it has been inaccurately reported by Dave Meltzer and other "Wrestling Insiders" and Michael was very candid in this interview and despite having issues with Flair still views him the greatest wrestler of all time and is only seeking what he is rightfully owed by Ric Flair.After the break JJ and Trey talked about JJ's upcoming trip to the Calgary Comic Expo to meet both Kevin Nash and DDP, as well as William Shatner and many others on 6-17.Talk shifted to the latest X-Men movie as JJ answered a question about the film...SPOILER ALERT...The phone lines were opened as Crelly joined the show with some breaking news on the Miz, and then the show took a hillarious turn for the worst as The Pope called in and talked about the RTruth segment on RAW and JJ made a comment that brought the show to sheer hillasrity.Other callers included Da Black Redneck, Nem and Ashley before ending the show with some Inner Circle in honor of the "Bad Boys of Wrestling Radio"on this highly informative and hillarious episode of WNL.

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Content Listing For WWE's Upcoming Rey Mysterio DVD

The content listing for WWE's forthcoming three-disc DVD set on Rey Mysterio, Rey Mysterio - The Life of a Masked Man, has been revealed. Credit Silivervisison.com

Disc 1


Rey Misterio Jr. & Konnan vs. La Parka & Psicosis
ECW Hardcore TV 28th October, 1995

2 out of 3 Falls Match
Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
ECW Extreme Bash 9th March, 1996

Experiencing ECW

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
WCW Pro Wrestling 3rd November, 1996

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Chavo Guerreo Jr.
WCW Saturday Night 11th January, 1997

Eddie’s Guidance

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero
Nitro 8th September, 1997

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Chris Jericho
Nitro 17th November, 1997

The Creation of the Mask

Rey Mysterio Jr., Super Calo & Hector Garza vs. Psychosis, La Parka & Silver King
WCW Saturday Night 17th January, 1998

Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman vs. Eddie Guerrero & Juventud Guerrera
Nitro 28th December, 1998

Who’s That Jumpin’ Out the Sky?

#1 Contenders Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Rey Mysterio & Edge vs. Eddie & Chavo Guerrero
SmackDown 24th October, 2002

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman vs. The World’s Greatest Tag Team
Vengeance 27th July, 2003


Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle
SmackDown 28th October, 2004

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero & Booker T. vs. Rey Mysterio & Rob Van Dam
SmackDown 30th December, 2004

Disc 2

Gone Too Soon

Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero
WrestleMania 21 3rd April, 2005

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Rey Mysterio & Batista vs. MNM
SmackDown 16th December, 2005

On Top of the World

Mysterio’s Opportunity for a World Heavyweight Championship Match at WrestleMania 22 is on the Line
Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
No Way Out 19th February, 2006

Viva México!

Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero
SummerSlam 26th August, 2007

Stretcher Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Finlay
Cyber Sunday 27th October, 2007

Putting the Mask on the Line

If Rey Mysterio Loses, He Must Unmask
Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
No Mercy 5th October, 2008

Intercontinental Championship Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho
Judgment Day 17th May, 2009

The Art of Mysterio

Intercontinental Championship Match
Rey Mysterio vs. John Morrison
SmackDown 4th September, 2009

Disc 3

Respecting the Mask

#1 Contenders Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Rey Mysterio vs. Batista
SmackDown 18th December, 2009

Rey Mysterio vs. Shawn Michaels
SmackDown 29th January, 2010

Coping with Injuries

World Heavyweight Championship Match
The Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio
Royal Rumble 31st January, 2010

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler
SmackDown 5th February, 2010

Alone Time

Rey Mysterio Joins the SES vs. CM Punk’s Hair
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Over the Limit 23rd May, 2010

“I Can’t Do It Solo.”

Fatal 4-Way World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jack Swagger vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk vs. The Big Show
WWE Fatal 4-Way 20th June, 2010

Opportunity Knocks

Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
SmackDown 18th October, 2010

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
WrestleMania XXVII 3rd April, 2011

Fantasy Warfare

Special Features

Going Home

Standing Ovation
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WWE.com Interviews Diamond Dallas Page

he Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro chronicles the rise and fall of the flagship program of Ted Turner’s WCW, which aired from 1995-2001. The 3-DVD set, available now at WWEShop.com, is hosted by former WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page, who recalls how he jumped at the opportunity to relive the many moments that he experienced firsthand, and offer his own personal feelings on the matches and moments featured on the DVD.

“I worked closely with the producers on what I wanted to say,” Page stated. “The last thing I wanted was to sound like a robot introducing the matches. Being involved and having the freedom to really speak from the heart adds an extra layer to this collection.”

“One thing The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro really captures, which I remember very well about WCW, was how absolutely electric the crowds were,” Page added. “It was a wild time and everything, both on Nitro and Raw, was smoking hot. The fans were crazy, and that’s what helped make WCW and WWE so successful.”

The first episode of WCW Monday Nitro took place on Sept. 4, 1995 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Originally an hour-long program, Nitro eventually became one of the hottest programs on television under the guidance of Ted Turner and Eric Bischoff – and the arrival of two former WWE Superstars-turned-“Outsiders.”

“I loved when Scott Hall and Kevin Nash first started showing up,” Page remembered. “No one knew what they were up to, and this DVD really recreates that feeling as The Outsiders did whatever they wanted and started to destroy everyone in their path.”

The formation of the New World Order, led by Hall, Nash and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, was the proverbial spark that lit the fuse of the now-renown “Monday Night Wars.” According to Page, The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro captures the earliest, most nefarious actions that made the black-and-white faction so despised by audiences everywhere.

“Man, people were p****d,” DDP recalled of the nWo's effect. “It was really amazing, fans really threw garbage into the ring, especially when Hogan was around.”

In addition to a unique perspective on his relationship with The Outsiders and New World Order, DDP had much to say regarding what went down with Hall and Nash following his match with Mark Starr, all of which is available on the DVD. At the time, the nWo was actively recruiting DDP among other WCW competitors to join their ranks - until Page took out Scott Hall with the Diamond Cutter, forced Nash out of the ring, and established himself as one of the first WCW warriors to successfully stand up to the New World Order.

“The nWo pursued me for a while,” Page recollected about the incident in New Orleans. “To be perfectly honest, I think WCW management purposely kept me off Nitro for a while to keep the nWo from getting to me. That moment really allowed me to show my allegiance was to WCW.”

Page revealed, however, his decision not to join the New World Order was also personal.

“Kevin, Scott and I were actually pretty good friends up to that point,” he explained. “I had been tag team partners with both of them early in their careers, and I felt that I really helped them on their road to being successful competitors. Okay, Hogan was the third man, but then there was a fourth, fifth and so on. By the time they got to me, they were up to eight members or something. After everything we’d been through, they didn’t think of me until that far into their recruiting process? So, taking Scott down with the Diamond Cutter that night was my way of saying ‘No thanks.’”

With the wild unpredictability of the nWo- WCW battle for dominance, it appeared Nitro had achieved a perfect formula for ratings dominance in 1997. Furthermore, WCW’s flagship program continued to offer high-profile matches every week, including “Hollywood” Hogan vs. Lex Luger for the WCW Title, “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Sting and Eddie Guerrero vs. Ric Flair (all of which are on The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro). However, DDP’s WCW World Title defense against Sting is the one contest on the DVD that stands out foremost in his mind.

“Even though I lost the World Title, that was one of my toughest and favorite matches,” Page recalled. “The way that match ended ... man, it was exciting and so unpredictable. Fans of all ages will love that match.”

Page is also quick to point out it wasn’t only big-name competition that caught his attention – or that of Nitro’s audience. “One of my favorite things to do when I wasn’t competing was to watch the cruiserweights. If WCW and Eric Bischoff hadn’t brought in the cruiserweights, I don’t think the company would have ever gotten to where it was.

Two former WCW cruiserweights in particular, DDP adds, became shining examples of the talent that WCW underutilized when they later developed into World Champions at WWE.

“I was always impressed with Rey Mysterio. How he keeps doing what he does in WWE is simply amazing,” he said. “And Eddie Guerrero started as a cruiserweight... though he was always a World Championship-caliber competitor.”

It was the underutilization of such talents that makes The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro something of a history lesson for fans. Page refers to the early days of Nitro going up against Raw as “David vs. Goliath,” but when Ted Turner’s Atlanta-based organization became the giant, it wasn’t long after that Nitro’s iron rule began to rust.

“When something gets that big that fast, you are going to lose control at times and possibly lose complete control,” he said. “WCW was like The Beatles, but it was also like this big tornado, and I could feel things starting to unravel in the middle of 1999. As we got into 2000, that’s when it really started to get bad.”

With the firing of Eric Bischoff and the shift in management following the AOL-Time Warner merger that also ousted Ted Turner, WCW’s dominance in the ratings quickly began to fizzle, while WWE continued to innovate with the Attitude era. As featured on the 3-DVD collection, the disarray and desperation amongst WCW management became apparent during the January 16, 1999 edition of Nitro, and when WCW Champion Kevin Nash laid down for “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan’s infamous “Fingerpoke of Doom.” It was a moment that may have been outshined only when actor David Arquette won the prestigious WCW World Title on an episode of WCW Thunder on April 25, 2000, one night after DDP won the title on Nitro.

“I couldn’t believe it; I thought it was some kind of joke.” Page recalled. However, he also remembers the one positive outcome that came from Arquette’s title reign. “What many people don’t know is that when David signed up to compete, he didn’t do it for the money. All the money he made during his run in WCW, he donated to Brian Pillman’s wife."

After two years of ratings dominance, WCW Monday Nitro failed to recover from two years of questionable decisions b