On the final regular match-ups that happened today, Ki completed a perfect tournament to win the B block, PAC won the A block, Devitt beat Jushin Liger to win #2 in the A block and Taguchi won #2 in the B Block after winning a three-way against Brian Kendrick and Alex Koslov.
-- Tully Blanchard had an interview with Kayfabe Wrestling Radio's Alan Wojcik about several topics.
He talked about his role as a heel in wrestling, teaming with Gino Hernandez, modern vs 80's wrestling security and running from building for safety, the Horsemen schedule, his interaction with Baby Doll and JJ Dillon, his departure from WWE/NWA and later ministry work. He also talked about his favorite team San Antonio Spurs.
Here are highlights:
On being a heel and not being a babyface: "No, not ever. I started in this business as a babyface ‘cause I was a promoter's kid and that lasted about a year, maybe two years. I wasn't a babyface, I wasn't a good babyface. There was 500 guys equal to me or better than me as a babyface; but as a heel that's where I was at my best and I could make others around me be at their best."
On wrestling security: "Security in the 80's was different as it was in the mid-80's and on; barricades and police and everything as opposed to two poles and string… Two deputies that are local fans as well, that don't like you and won't fight for you, versus having a security team made up of police that would travel with you. So, that kind of stuff is definitely something you had to be aware of and know how to do."
On the art of "Heat": "You had to control the crowd; no matter how mad they were, you could not show fear. You had to be absolutely immovable and control your setting, because I've been in a couple of very, very hairy situations, that if it would have gotten chaotic, people could have gotten hurt, me included. That's something that's not taught anymore; I'm don't know it was ever really taught, I learned from some very key people. That kind of heat, I don't know if it is generated anymore."
On ministry vs. wrestling: "They tried to get me to come back in 1991, and offered me $1,000 a day, and then Ricky (Steamboat) took my spot, cause I turned it down, for 100 days."… "I had a newborn, and I was adjusting to being a dad, to being a husband, and to this is how I get paid and feed my family (is traveling and speaking) and I get offered $100,000 for wrestling and I talked to my pastor and didn't feel right about it." … "I told them I couldn't do it and Ricky Steamboat slid right in and had his biggest year in wrestling."
-- Paul Roma spoke with ClubWWI.com's James Guttman. He talks about various topics including Ric Flair's WWE Hall of Fame induction, not being included in the Horsemen induction, society's anti-bullying campaign, how he told his own son to handle a bully, why women cheat on their husbands, Gorilla Monsoon, Hulk Hogan's recent retweet and more. Here are highlights of the interview:
On Brooke Hogan's debut and being presented as above the Knockouts: "It's always about who you know and really not much about what you know. So, you know, Hogan obviously has a lot of pull. He knows what kind of business the business is. One of the things was always that you never bring family members into professional wrestling in any nature whether announcers, ring girls, valets, or whatever you want to call them. That being said, he's going to have to travel everywhere with her and probably room with her too, because he's not going to trust everybody else around her. And he's probably trying to get her a payday because her singing career flopped. Look, at the end of the day, when someone's a singer, it doesn't matter if your father is Hulk Hogan. Either you can sing or you can't sing. Make it or you won't make it. But he has to realize something. He's not that guy anymore. Nobody gives a shit about him anymore. He has no juice as far as in the real world. So, that's why she's in wrestling. Can't make it anywhere else. "
On Hogan's several returns and his current TNA run: "I still run into...