Monday, April 27, 2009

WWE Hall of Famer Superfly Jimmy Snuka Joins Hit The Ropes Radio for Wrestling Interview Wed 4/29



Hit The Ropes Radio interviews WWE Hall of Famer Superfly Jimmy Snuka to discuss his career,TV show project, and more on Wednesday 4/29 at 6pm eastern. Plus, try your shot at the TNA Trivia for prizes.

Superfly Jimmy Snuka will appear on BlogTalkRadio’s wrestling radio show Hit the Ropes Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow ) with hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 6 p.m. Eastern.

WWE Hall of Famer Superfly Jimmy Snuka will discuss his career, his TV project and more. We will also have the third edition of Turnbuckle 2 Turnbuckle and TNA Trivia for TNA prizes. Call in and chat with our guests ( 646 ) 929-2442.

You can catch the archives if you can't listen live or download it from iTunes for free.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling ( 646 ) 929-2442. The live, wrestling radio show will stream from the host page at http://blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow.

Superfly Jimmy Snuka is a WWE Hall of Famer who's career spans over three decades. He was in the main event of the original Wrestlemania and recently became the oldest person to ever wrestle at Wrestlemania at age 65. He's the first ever ECW champion and has had classic feuds with Don Muraco, Roddy Piper and more. And he joins us this Wednesday on our wrestling radio show.

It's the fans show, so call in and ask questions or share a comment.

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on Hit the Ropes Radio Show’s blog at http://hittheropes.blogspot.com. We are the fastest rising wrestling radio show on the Net.

About Hit the Ropes Radio
Hit the Ropes Radio Show is the premier live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on pro wrestling news, notes and interviews. Hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus explores the careers, organizations and world of professional wrestling. Callers are encouraged to call ( 646 ) 929-2442 to comment or ask questions. Or just sit back and enjoy the store. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow. The show is live every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Eastern. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

About BlogTalkRadio
BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive Internet broadcast. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the host’s BlogTalkRadio web page with archives available for all past shows. BlogTalkRadio has been featured on ABC News, The Washington Post, Portfolio, Talkers Magazine, and TheStreet.com. And it has over 3,000, 000 since it’s inception. The citizen broadcasting network can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com

Monday, April 20, 2009

Former WWE & WCW Star, Big Vito Joins Hit The Ropes Radio for Wrestling Interview Wed 4/22

"Hit The Ropes Radio interviews former ECW, WWE & WCW star Big Vito to discuss his wrestling career, MMA and more on Wednesday 4/22 at 6pm eastern. Plus, try your shot at the TNA Trivia for prizes."

For_Immediate_Release:

United States of America (Press Release) April 20, 2009 --
Former WCW, ECW and WWE star Big Vito will appear on BlogTalkRadio’s Hit the Ropes Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow ) with hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Big Vito will discuss his wrestling career, MMA and more. We will also have the third edition of Turnbuckle 2 Turnbuckle. Plus TNA Trivia for TNA prizes. Call in and chat with our guests ( 646 ) 929-2442.

You can catch the archives if you can't listen live or download it from iTunes for free.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling ( 646 ) 929-2442. The live, wrestling radio show will stream from the host page at http://blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow.

Big Vito is making his first stop from touring Europe with the boys from HTR. Join us as we discuss the WWE, WCW and ECW and his favorite road stories. Plus, what it's like to work for Rikishi's federation in Europe. Big Vito will also let us know if he will continue to fight in MMA events and more.

source: FPR

It's the fans show, so call in and ask questions or share a comment.

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on Hit the Ropes Radio Show’s blog at http://hittheropes.blogspot.com. We are the fastest rising wrestling radio show on the Net.

About Hit the Ropes Radio
Hit the Ropes Radio Show is the premier live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on pro wrestling news, notes and interviews. Hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus explores the careers, organizations and world of professional wrestling. Callers are encouraged to call ( 646 ) 929-2442 to comment or ask questions. Or just sit back and enjoy the store. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow. The show is live every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Eastern. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

About BlogTalkRadio
BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive Internet broadcast. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the host’s BlogTalkRadio web page with archives available for all past shows. BlogTalkRadio has been featured on ABC News, The Washington Post, Portfolio, Talkers Magazine, and TheStreet.com. And it has over 3,000, 000 since it’s inception. The citizen broadcasting network can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.

For more information:
843-343-6120, http://blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hit The Ropes Radio Interviews ROH's Prince Nana



Hit The Ropes Radio recently had a chance to interview Ring of Honor’s Prince Nana. He took us through his plans now that ROH’s on HDNet, who’d he like to get his hands on and more. Check it out.

Hit The Ropes Radio: We’re on the line with none other than Ring of Honor’s Prince Nana. Prince Nana, how’s it going?
Prince Nana: Who the heck am I talking to? That’s number one. That’s what I need to know. Who am I speaking to?

HTR: Wait, you come on our show and you’re showing disrespect, Nana?
PN: Disrespect? Disrespect? Number one. Let me tell you something, my friend. I’m in the middle of a huge deal with one of my street agents here in New York City. And I’m told to give a call to you guys? For what? You guys know my whole bio already, huh?

HTR: Because we’re the best thing on the internet, that’s why.
PN: Oh, yeah? That’s good to know. Now let’s get on with the interview, my friend. Unbelievable.

HTR: Now, Nana, we saw you on HDNet. Ring of Honor’s got a new TV show. What does that mean for you? You were broke not too long ago. Now you’ve got your riches back.
PN: Let me tell you, my friend, the big time has come for Prince Nana. I’ve always been big time. But, you know, I was going through some problems for three years with my family back home in Ghana.
But now things have changed, my friend. The storylines have changed. There are different things going on that, let me tell you. I’ve been a great, great effort for The Embassy. Did I make any sense just now?

HTR: Yes, I understood you completely. You’re on HDNet and you’ve got your Embassy back. What’s your plan for the Embassy?
PN: My plan for my friend is to finally get those championship belts. This is the reason why I’m in this company in the first place. The reason why I’m in the Ring of Honor is because the Ring of Honor title means everything right now in the pro wrestling business.And for it to be a part of the Embassy is truly, truly going to be a tear in my eye. A tear in my eye.

HTR: A tear in your eye? Well, I know that means that’s really special, and right now Jerry Lynn just beat Nigel McGuiness for the belt. Who in the Embassy can beat him for the title?
PN: Well, right now I can’t disclose that type of information to you. Right now, the Embassy is assembled with three of the best wrestlers. Number one, Byson Smith, all the way from Noah. Number two, the crown jewel of the Embassy, Jimmy Rave.
And number three my personal assistant—ha ha ha!—Ernie Osiris. With those three in the group right now, things are going to change. Just like Obama said, "Change has come." Ha ha ha ha!

HTR: That's a monster, I’ll tell you—that Smith character. I’ve seen him powerbomb the hell out of some people.
PN: Oh, yeah, were you at the show in New York City? That poor little guy who tried to help out Brian Danielson— did you see how he smacked against the floor? If you haven’t seen it go check it out on the ROH Newswire.

HTR: You lost your riches at one point. How, exactly, did you get them back?
PN: Well, my friend, because of the high connections I have all over the world and in the wrestling business, things were able to come through. I was able to communicate privately with a few of the associates that I’ve been working with over the years.
And I was able to reintroduce what it is that we do. And I’ve also spoken to some of the higher-ups in the royal family to get the OK. And I’ve begun to have some sort of support from the royal family. I will be making a trip back to Ghana at the end of the month. So, when I return, there will be a lot more in store.

HTR: Are you going to stick with the core that you have, or will you be adding new members to the Embassy?
PN: As of now, it’s looking like it will be just these guys aligned with us in the Embassy. A lot of tapes have been sent to our new New York office—a lot of tapes with people who’ve been in big companies, from the WWE and ECWA. I’m getting tapes, resum├ęs, and love letters from these idiots.
It’s crazy, but the only direction we’re going with it is up. Believe me, as I said earlier, things are going to change.

HTR: I believe Shane (our co-host) sent in a tape, but he hasn’t heard anything back.
PN: I still have jobs available. I need someone to wash Ernie’s feet before and after the matches. If you want the job, then I’ll bring you down to the next show. Do you want me to book you a ticket to Canada? We have Canada this weekend. Do you want to come?


HTR:
To wash your feet?
PN: That’s what I said. Yes, for Ernie Osiris.



HTR: That’s really tempting, but I’m looking at my calendar and I can’t get away next week. I still want to be in the Embassy, but I need to take a rain check.
PN: Unbelievable. I’ll get someone to cover your post. You have the job, but it doesn’t pay much.

HTR: Well, Prince Nana, we want to put you in the hot seat. Are you up for the challenge?
PN: As long as you do it within about 20 seconds. It’s looking like all my girlfriends in the great city of New York are looking to give me a call, and you’re holding up my booty call time.

HTR: OK, who’s your favorite opponent?
PN: My favorite opponent ever is Cheetah Master of ECWA.

HTR: Who would you like to face that you haven’t yet faced?
PN: I’d have to say Brian Danielson.

HTR: If you weren’t a pro wrestler, then what would you be?
PN: I would probably be Puff Daddy in another life.

HTR: Barrack Obama or Bill Clinton?
PN: I’d have to go with Bill Clinton because he got the job done with that assistant in his office. I have to give it up for that. He’s half-black for doing that.

HTR: If a movie was made about your life, who would play you?
PN: I’d have to say, who the hell would I want to play me? Ricky Rourke, he’d play me.

HTR: Ricky Rourke? Oh, Mickey Rourke.
PN:
He just needs a very very dark tan and he’ll be OK.

HTR: If you can go one-on-one with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
PN: Most likely it would have to be that fool from that show 106 and Park. I want to get my hands on him because I don’t like the way he talks to his fans. His name is Terrance Jenkins. I’ll beat him down all across the stage and kiss his girl all over the stage, too.

HTR: We’ll see if we can arrange it.
PN: Arrange it. It needs to happen to that fool.

HTR: One of our listeners wanted to ask you about shrimp cocktail.
PN: Who is this? Who the heck wants to know about this luxurious meal?

HTR: One of our great listeners.
PN: If you want to know about the shrimp cocktail, you have to come down to our new apartment complex on Lexington Avenue, where I am right now. One of my chefs will cook something up for you.
We’ll give you a full shrimp, a chopped up shrimp, a spicy shrimp, curry shrimp, Chinese shrimp, anything you want, alright. But always the cocktail is in there, you understand what I’m saying?

HTR: We understand, and we’re not going to hold you up all night. You say you have your ladies you need to get to.
PN: All night long. You hear them in the background, right? But before I let you go, let me explain something to you. There is serious business that needs to be completed. That way, if you’re looking into the record books, then you can see the history that has been made.

This history will be a heck of a lot better. I hope all of you fools at home are watching those stupid DVDs, HDNet, or going to the Ring of Honor Web site to see the real time maturity of Prince Nana and his Embassy.
You has better catch us, because we’re going to tear up Ring of Honor. The only thing that matters is the title. Once it’s a part of The Embassy, it will truly be over.

HTR: Wow. That’s quite a statement.
PN: And that’s not a joke. I’m being very real with you. Isn’t that how they say it in New York City? Let’s keep it real? Huh?

HTR: Keep it real. Well, Prince Nana…
PN: (To someone in the distance) Hold up, I’m coming right now.

It's even funnier to hear, check the YouTube clip.

Don't forget to check out Hit The Ropes Radio for this week's special guest, former WWE, WCW and ECW star, Big Vito. Plus, Turnbuckle 2 Turnbuckle makes its long awaited return, TNA prizes are given away, and more—this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hit The Ropes Radio Interviews Prince Nana Wed 4/15


Ring of Honor's Prince Nana will appear on BlogTalkRadio’s Hit the Ropes Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow ) with hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 6 p.m. Eastern.

Prince Nana will discuss his career, Ring of Honor on HDNet and more. We will also have the very first WWE vs. TNA Tag Team Challenge and the third edition of Turnbuckle 2 Turnbuckle. Plus TNA Trivia for TNA prizes. Call in and chat with our guests ( 646 ) 929-2442.

You can catch the archives if you can't listen live or download it from iTunes for free.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling ( 646 ) 929-2442. The live, wrestling radio show will stream from the host page at http://blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow.

Prince Nana joined Ring of Honor in 2002. Known as an Ashanti Prince from Ghana, Prince Nana formed a heel stable named The Embassy that terrorized ROH. He managed the ROH Pure Champion John Walters, Jimmy Rave, Alex Shelly and Abyss before his 2006 departure. He made a surprised return in 2008, with no riches, only to reclaim his status when President Obama passed his Stimulus Package. He reformed The Embassy with Bison Smith, Ernie Osiris and Jimmy Rave.

It's the fans show, so call in and ask questions or share a comment.

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on Hit the Ropes Radio Show’s blog at http://hittheropes.blogspot.com. We are the fastest rising wrestling radio show on the Net.

About Hit the Ropes Radio
Hit the Ropes Radio Show is the premier live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on pro wrestling news, notes and interviews. Hosts Daris, Shane and Demetrus explores the careers, organizations and world of professional wrestling. Callers are encouraged to call ( 646 ) 929-2442 to comment or ask questions. Or just sit back and enjoy the store. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hittheropesradioshow. The show is live every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Eastern. The show is hosted on BlogTalkRadio.

About BlogTalkRadio
BlogTalkRadio is a free, web-based platform which allows any user with a phone and a computer to host a live, interactive Internet broadcast. Hosts call into the service by phone, managing callers on the web-based host dashboard. Shows stream live directly from the host’s BlogTalkRadio web page with archives available for all past shows. BlogTalkRadio has been featured on ABC News, The Washington Post, Portfolio, Talkers Magazine, and TheStreet.com. And it has over 3,000, 000 since it’s inception. The citizen broadcasting network can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jeff Jarrett King of The Mountain DVD Review



I was sent an advance copy of the new Jeff Jarrett: King of The Mountain DVD.

Let me go on record and say that before I viewed this DVD, I respected Jarrett, but I wasn't a fan. That all changed after listening to the commentary and watching the matches.

Here's the full review:

If you’re looking for a way to escape the rigors of everyday life, take a trip down memory lane with the brand new Jeff Jarrett: King of The Mountain.

What’s refreshing about the four-disc set is that it not only takes you through the life and career of TNA founder Jeff Jarrett, but it simultaneously takes you through the development of TNA as a company.

Whether you’re a new TNA fan or simply want to relive the good old days, sit back as Jarrett personally walks you through his career.

A treat for fans of all levels, Jarrett discusses everything from his love for sports, to the hardships of being a promoter’s kid, to entering the business and the road stories fans love to hear.

As Jarrett narrates both his life and his career, we see the stories brought to life as the matches are carefully woven inbetween stories, all of which are backed by insight from the men who were there.

Scott Steiner, Jim Cornette, Sting, and others share their stories of a skinny little kid from Henderson, Tennessee who went on to found the company they would later call home.

You might be shocked to know all the great stars that went through his father's territory where he mastered his craft. Sid Vicious, Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior, Sting, Road Warriors and much more. And much like his father's territory, TNA also started with the business's current and future legends.

How did Jarrett get his start? Where did he get his strut? How did it make him feel to compete after Owen’s accident?

All of these sought-after questions and more are answered.

Jeff Jarrett: The King of The Mountain has everything fans could want, from the matches they love to the ones they’ve never seen, inside commentary, and hours upon hours of pure wrestling.

And if you’re not a Jeff Jarrett fan, by the end of this DVD, you will be.

With over 13 hours of matches and commentary, you will quickly lose track of time as you travel through triumph and tragedy.

Remenise with Jeff Jarrett vs Jerry Lawler (1988) and Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee vs. Gary Young and Cactus Jack. And the excitement continues with TNA's first ever PPV and battles AJ Styles (2003), Samoa Joe (2006), Sting (2006), Sting (2006) and dozens more.

This DVD is a must-add for anyone who collects wrestling tapes or for anyone interested in learning what this crazy business is all about.

The four-disc set goes on sale April 14, and you don’t want to be the last one in line for this one.

Daris Brown
Hit The Ropes Radio

Monday, April 6, 2009

CABLE’S ONLINE STORES OFFER CLASSIC WRESTLEMANIA® PERFORMANCES FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

For immediate release

New York, April 3, 2009 – Fans hungering for the biggest WWE® wrestling event of the year coming up this weekend, the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, have a chance to whet their appetites with a series of streaming matches from the greatest performers of all time. For a limited time leading up to the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s online stores are offering ”WrestleMania Icons,” ten special shows featuring classic wrestling superstars in their most memorable action-filled championship matches. Each online offering delivers about 45 minutes of epic battles and pulls together two classic performances. The shows are available until April 7, 2009.


THE PROGRAMS – Each featuring two WrestleMania Classics:

Hulk Hogan: Two championship matches, WrestleMania III against Andre the Giant and WrestleMania VI vs. the Ultimate Warrior.

Stone Cold: Stone Cold Steve Austin challenges Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV and WrestleMania XV when he faces The Rock.

The Rock: The Icons meet at WrestleMania XVIII with The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan and WrestleMania XIX against Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Undertaker: At WrestleMania XII he faces Diesel and WrestleMania 21 against The “Animal” Batista.

Triple H: At WrestleMania XIV “The Game” defends the WWE European title against Owen Hart and WrestleMania X8 Triple H challenges Chris Jericho.

Bret Hart: During WrestleMania X, The Hitman battles his younger brother Owen Hart and later that night fights Yokozuna.

John Cena: At WrestleMania 21, Cena challenges JBL and at WrestleMania 22 he goes up against “King of Kings” Triple H.

Shawn Michaels: At WrestleMania X, the “Heartbreak Kid” battles Razor Ramon in a Ladder Mach for the WWE Intercontinental title. At WrestleMania XIX, Michaels faces Chris Jericho.

Rey Mysterio: WrestleMania 21 when Rey faces Eddie Guerrero and WrestleMania 22 where he battles Kurt Angle and Randy Orton.

Edge: At WrestleMania X-7, Edge teams with Christian vs. the Dudleys and Hardy Boyz in a TLC Match for the WWE Tag Team Title. At WrestleMania 23, Edge competes in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

The shows are available from Road Runner Video Store at http://videostore.rr.com and from Comcast at store.fancast.com. The series is distributed by iN DEMAND Networks. Retail price for these classic downloads is $3.99 to rent.


Contact: Ellen Cooper, iN DEMAND Networks 646-638-8206 ecooper@indemand.com

Friday, April 3, 2009

TNA Returns to Florence, SC

TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING’S
“FRONTLINE REVENGE” TOUR STOPS IN FLORENCE ON MAY 15!

TNA FRONTLINE MEMBERS ARE OUT FOR REVENGE AGAINST
THE MAIN EVENT MAFIA WHEN TNA WRESTLING
RETURNS TO FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA!

Florence, South Carolina (March 26, 2008) – The superstars of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will bring TNA Live! “The Frontline Revenge Tour” to Florence, South Carolina at the Florence Civic Center on Friday, May 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. for an unforgettable night of action.

Appearing live and in person will be Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett, TNA Legend’s Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Booker T, TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc, TNA X Division Champion Suicide, “The War Machine” Rhino, The Latin American Xchange, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Madison Rayne, Cute Kip, Kiyoshi, and more!

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 3, at the Florence civic center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, Publix, FYE, Macy’s, or charge by phone at 843-679-9333. Limited tickets available as low as $20! TNA is proud to offer a $5 discount to all college students and military personnel with form of I.D.

Cross The Line to TNA Wrestling, the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today. Join the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Sting, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, Booker T, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring of “TNA iMPACT!” every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
Spike TV is available in over 96 million homes and is a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
Cross The Line at www.tnawrestling.com.

CONTACT:
Chris Thomas, Publicist
615.983.5203

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hit The Ropes, Debra to TNA Interview



Hit The Ropes Radio
recently got the chance to sit down with Debra as she tells us why she wants the fans to help her get into TNA. You might know Debra from her days with the Four Horseman in WCW, as a valet for Jeff Jarrett in the WWE or as Stone Cold Steve Austin’s ex-wife. But no matter how you know her, you won’t soon forget her. Here’s the interview without further ado.

Hit The Ropes Radio: Debra, how are you doing?
Debra: I am great. I just moved back to Alabama.

HTR: Now Debra, there’s a rumbling on the Internet that you’re on a quest to go to TNA.
D: Yes, I definitely think they need me on there. They need somebody like me with a mature leadership quality. Especially, I was married to Stone Cold Steve Austin. I definitely know the top of the business. I’ve seen it all in wrestling. I’ve worked with the top tier people.

HTR: You’ve worked with Jeff Jarrett, you were his manager for a time. He’s a big dog down there in TNA. I assume you’re on good terms with him, correct.
D:
You know what, we are. We’re really good friends. I think a lot of people can relate to this. We have our career and our friendship too. But I keep it separate. My business part is my business side. And our friendship, I don’t cross that line of asking him about the business.

This way the fans can have a part in bringing me back. Because I know that the fans love being involved. All the years I worked in wrestling I was really good with including with the fans. It’s fun, that’s why they watch wrestling. Especially when they can interact with a wrestling superstar.

And if everyone emails TNA and say we want Debra then they can make it happen.

HTR: So you’re on a quest. To have the fans email info@tnawrestling.com and request you back to see if they’ll listen to the fans?
D: Well this business is about making money and if the fans realy want to see me, I’ve proven I was a moneymaker in the past. Cause one thing I’m good at is causing trouble. And I’m definitely good at being entertaining. The Fans know that. And I can talk some smack. I remember when I was Queen Debra in WCW I would write all my lines. That’s all stuff I had written. Right before the show, then I’d jump in on those live interviews with the Four Horsemen. And get into Queen Debra mode.

HTR: You can definitely hold your own. Well who there in TNA who would you aid or put into their place?
D: You know what? I’d like to put all the females in place. Because Debra finishes second, I come in first. I don’t play. Females I can chew them up and spit them out. I don’t play. I have the maturity in my favor. I don’t play.


HTR:
Now Debra Awesome Kong is a big girl. You can handle her?
D: Well remember, I wrestled up against Nicole Bass before? I had to go up against Stephanie McMahon, I’m tough. The fans need to write and get me up there.

HTR:
For the neighsayers out there, not to put your age out there, but you’re over fourty. Why should they bring you in?
D: Because you need a mature women with leadership. You can’t just girls in their 20s. You need a mature women, a business women to come in take control here. You have to have to have an interesting quality to hit the demographics. You need that mature women too.

HTR: You’ve been there with the Four Horsemen, Jeff Jarrett and other greats, you definitely have the experience.
D: And being married to Steve Austin, one thing I was around the McMahon’s all the time flying on the jets, around the Rock, around Steve constantly. I’d hear Steve talk business and seeing how the business works. Those young girls don’t have that. Yeah I’m older, but I can still talk some smack and back it up with my knowledge.

HTR: It’s more than just smack, there are a lot of men who are looking at Ms. Debra and there not seeing the older women.
D: Well that’s right. Because I don’t dare look my age. Thank God for good genetics. I could’ve pulled it off before, but thanks to the Internet you can’t lie about things, darn it. (laughing).

HTR: What has been your most memorable moment in wrestling moment so far?
D: It would have to be my last Wrestlemania I did with the storeyline with Steve Austin and the Rock. That was pretty sensational. That one ranks right up there.

And then of course when I won the belt in 1999 from Sable. The women’s championship belt. And even working with the Four Horsemen. And being such a heel, it was so. Oh, and working with Rick Flair, he was so much fun. I remember when I worked with Goldberg. A lot of people forget I was the one who forgot I was the one who gave him a chance to walk out on TV when he stole Steve McMichael’s Super Bowl ring. Remember that way, way back? I have worked with some huge things.

HTR: A lot of people would be envious of your success.
D: Well I guess, being I was first married to all-pro defensive tackle with Steve McMichael. With the Bears, he won the Super Bowl. I was married to him for 13 years, around that for 13 years, and boom get into WCW. And the Four Horseman.

The vary first time I walked out in wrestling was in Vegas at Ceasar Palace with Hulk Hogan, his wife Linda, Women, Miss Elizabeth and myself. That was the very first time I walked out.

And I remember, when I was married to Steve McMichael, he did the Lawrence Taylor all-pro team with Reggie White. And that was my first experience with WWE, and Steve was still playing ball.

HTR: Now you’ve been an NFL wife and a Wrestling wife. What’s more hectic?
D: Uh, the wrestling, trust me. I’ll tell you what’s crazy, being a wife and a superstar yourself, and married to a superstar. That’s crazy.

An NFL wife is fun. You’re going to the Super Bowl, riding in parades with confetti going through downtown Chicago; you’re having this wonderful life that’s unreal. And then you go to wrestling and which bizarre, but fun. It’s like a soap opera.

HTR: When Steve McMichael came to WCW, was it always the plan for you to come on air or did it just happen?
D: It sorta just happened. Steve was there and my background I’ve studied at Lee Strasberg, a theater school in New York City. And when they decided to turn Steve McMichael in with the Four Horsemen, and they decided to use me to work alongside of them, and I remember when I became Queen Debra, I kept bugging Eric Bischoff, “Please just give me a chance. I know I don’t have a wrestling background. I’ll even work for free for a while if I can show you I can be over with the fans.” And he did and said “okay I want you to be Queen Debra. I want you to be this heel. I want you to be this really obnoxious southern belle beauty queen who brags on yourself.” And I hit it.

I wrote my own lines and became the Queen Debra and I was major heel and he offered me contract. I worked about 5 months for free. And everyone said you’re doing this for free, you’re crazy. And you know what? Look what happened. I got a contract and ended up getting a contract with the WWE. And I don’t have a wrestling background.


HTR:
Apparently you didn’t need one.
D: Well I had to fill my weak spot with my knowledge, and I’m very confident, and I’m a BSer. So I had to use my power points at other parts.

HTR: Unfortunately we’ve ran out of time. But we hope everyone goes to info@tnawrestling.com and tells them they want Debra in TNA. Debra, we hope to see you on TNA television.
D: I hope so too.

HTR: Thanks for coming on.
D: Thank you. Take care.