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Paul London gave False Count Radio his first post-WWE interview and he wasn't afraid to let loose. Here are some of the highlights of this near two hour interview:

When asked if he was shocked about his WWE release, London immediately said "no", but was shocked that they were still paying him. Also felt it was an "opportune time to part ways."

London strongly disliked his theme music. "I tried to get that s--- changed so many times to some good music," he said. "They kept low-balling my buddy's music." London said he wanted some real music, but WWE officials kept put off talking to his friends about composing a new theme.

London said that he never liked Billy Kidman as a person, but admired his work in WCW "when he was 100 pounds lighter." On how they were put together, London said it was because they have both have dark hair, well-tanned, and like to go on the top rope. "Hey, let's make a tag team out of these guys," London said. London also said he lost respect for Kidman, claiming that he "threw me under the bus to keep himself over with the boys."

"The Albert Einstein of Pro Wrestling" Alex asked London how it was working with the Dudleyz, in which London stated that D-Von was great to work with, but Bubba was cool "maybe five percent of the time." He added: "I'm not saying anything new that he's an a-----."

A caller asks what the reasoning was for him smiling on the day Mr. McMahon "died." London discusses how hard it was not to laugh at the whole thing. "I had no clue what was going on. I had no idea this guy was going to his 'destruction' or 'demise'," London said. London adds they were told just to react to Vince when he came walking down the hallway to the parking lot. "Everyone trying to put on their best acting face, which was a joke," he said. London believes McMahon held a personal vendetta against him from that day forward, even giving Evan Bourne the Shooting Star Press as a result.

A caller asks him what he thinks of Evan Bourne using the shooting star press, to which London replies that "it's ridiculous and it's pretty funny." London also quips, "So I guess he (McMahon) wanted a lackluster Shooting Star." He also joked that someone in creative probably watched the "Bourne" movie trilogy and decided it would be a good idea to give Matt Sydal the Evan Bourne name. London says he's half his weight and looks like "Circus of gay." London adds Bourne means "carried" if you look it up in the dictionary.

London says that Rob Van Dam would be his dream opponent, as he not only idolizes the wrestler, but also the person.

London starts ranting on Matt Hardy during a discussion of the 2006 Armageddon featuring London & Kendrick vs. William Regal & Dave Taylor vs. MNM vs. the Hardy Boys in a ladder match. "All I remember was that I hate Matt Hardy," London said on the False Count radio show. "I think he's a piece of s---. And I was trying to go into that (match) with as much of a professional mindset as possible without trying to murder this person. I think he's a coward."

London then recalls a story regarding his perspective on Hardy as he once told him on him in catering, as if the situation were from a high school cafeteria. "I said a cuss word in catering and he actually raised his hand and told on me," London said.

London rants on Hardy more: "The thing with Matt is no respect. Just a rotten person. He tries to pull the wool over people's eyes and put himself over online, but he's the definition of a mark for himself. I just don't like the guy. He's done some things to try to sabotage my career, without going into detail, but (he is) the definition of a coward."

On the other hand, London's favorite match of his career was against his brother Jeff at a house show in Mexico "that was never seen." "Jeff and I went out there on the last day (of the tour) and stole the show," London said. "Jeff's the cool one and Matt's the fat, ugly one who carries a chip on his shoulder because his brother is more popular than him," London claimed.

London is asked if he plans on training wrestlers, to which London said he would like to in the future.

Paul London commented on Brian Kendrick and their tag team work on Smackdown. He said said he understands why they were split up because Kendrick didn't want to be associated with his out-spoken nature and be dragged down by it. He's happy for him on SmackDown, but sadly sees Kendrick's singles push as a vehicle for getting over Ezekiel Jackson. "Haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but that's what made us a dynamic unit," London said. "I wish him success. I'm sorry to see his push has been replaced by Casper, but I'm sure he's not surprised. It really seemed like a vehicle to get over (Ezekiel) Jackson." London has trouble remembering Jackson's first name.

London addressed online rumors of going to TNA as the Suicide video game character, saying they're "not true." London said he didn't even know about the character, and that he has not been in contact with TNA. London jokingly says he wants to come into TNA as "Life", so Suicide will have a feud.

London is then asked about his relationship with former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro. He said "relationships end" and they were "under such a strangehold schedule that is the wrestling business."

London continued: "Relationships are very difficult. She's an extremely nice girl, good head on her shoulders, and has massive amount of potential, but life can be schedule. I have no ill-feelings whatsoever. People grow and do what they have to do."

They then go into word association on the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton and Triple H. Regarding John Cena, London called him the "hardest-working person in the business." He starts laughing hard after recalling watching the the trailer for "12 Rounds" where Cena plays a cop.

On Randy Orton, he said he's a "super cool guy" and "probably the most talented guy they have by far."

On the other hand, London isn't too fond of Triple H as he calls him the complete opposite of what he said about Orton. "If I had to guess, I would guess that he's not the most honest guy, a bit of a coward, and when I say coward, I mean someone who might secretly set something up, and then blame it someone else," London said.

When it comes to Vince McMahon, London slowly said: "Darkness. Black. All things negative. Not really in tune with the audience. Someone who has cemented himself in his own ways regardless of whether they're beneficial for business. Fascist."


JT Evans asks London what the fans can expect in his PWG debut, which London replies "an uncensored, unrestrained spirit...the fans can look forward to honesty".






although what he says makes some sense, it still gives him an air of unwarranted self importance. no good can come out of burning bridges like this

also, the thing between matt and london is hilarious. both self importance jackasses, both had the same girlfriend...i wonder what the issue between them was
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Is it a rule that whenever somebody gets fired from WWE, they have to do an interview with some random website or radio show where they shit all over WWE?
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I'm sure it would have been a full 2 hour interview except London had to return to turning water into whine.
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Paul needs a WAHHHHHHHHHmbulance. Quick, someone call 9-WHAAAAAAAAAA-WHAAAAAAAAAAAA!



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I think anyone who references their own "out-spoken nature" must be an asshole.
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If you actually listen to the interview or the other ones he did with Alvarez, Paul London comes across as the nicest, coolest, funniest, most down to earth guy in the wrestling business. He's just honestly answering the questions that some geek podcaster is mumbling to him.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.09
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    If you actually listen to the interview or the other ones he did with Alvarez, Paul London comes across as the nicest, coolest, funniest, most down to earth guy in the wrestling business. He's just honestly answering the questions that some geek podcaster is mumbling to him.
I'd love to get my hands on the Alvarez interview.

I'll chalk London's reaction to rage and anger, depression, and whatever else. Kurt Angle did the same thing when he left WWE, but his stance softened later on.

Of course, this interview could be a preview of the new "uncensored" Paul London that's gonna be at the PCW show. Or not.



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The people who get fired from WWE and do interviews afterwards are in a weird position. They can say all the PC things like Vince and Co. is great and the typical crap. That is probably the best thing to do, but if you are honest in the interview then you may have negative things to say. No matter where you work there are people and parts of the job that suck. London is giving his perspective on what it is like to work with the WWE. Is it the only truth, no, but it is his side for the story.

I am not going to bash a guy for telling his side of the story and I don't think its whinnying for him to tell his side of the story if it makes the WWE look bad. I am also wondering when the WWE apologist are going to realize that the ex-employee stories about Vince, HHH and others follows the same theme.

(edited by lotjx on 15.2.09 0824)
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.55
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I am also wondering when the WWE apologist are going to realize that the ex-employee stories about Vince, HHH and others follows the same theme.


Just because the ex-employees generally didn't get along with management is not necessarily an indictment of management. When choosing who to lay off or which contracts not to renew, personal relationships are going to play a huge part in that selection. You can call it office politics or nepotism, but to a large degree, its just human nature. (If anything, this effect is magnified in wrestling as the amount of opportunity someone is given is directly related to his relationship with management.) So its not surprising that the ex-employees would be more likely to be critical of management, as all the pro-management guys are still employed and happy. Its a self-selecting group.

I like Paul London as a wrestler. Clearly, he has less interest in playing any backstage games than he does working for the WWE. That's a business decision he has made (whether he realizes it or not) and I hope he is able to have a successful career regardless.

(edited by EddieBurkett on 15.2.09 1210)


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
Didn't he train at Michaels school? I'm suprised he had nothing to say about HBK.
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That was actually a pretty funny line about coming into TNA as Suicide's nemesis "Life."

Other than that, yeah, typical post-firing WWE bashing. That said, London is probably dead-on on more than a few things in his interview.



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London did talk about HBK and his training in other interviews. Basically, he wasn't trained by HBK at all - Shawn had split from the school and was training for his comeback by then, but people generally are confused on this. (This leads to a funny story where London and HBK meet at a WWE show, and HBK confusedly asks London if Shawn trained him.)

London was actually trained by Rudy Boy Gonzalez, who actually did a lot of the teaching for the previous class too, but few mention that because Rudy Boy Gonzalez did not win the world title at WM.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Here's a pic of London from this past weekend's PWG show: More like Paul LOLndon, amirite? (img144.imageshack.us)



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Read it and weep, fella


That's pretty funny. A couple buddies of mine went on Saturday (I had to drop out last second) and they said it was an awesome show. He blew a couple spots but really worked his ass off and had a great match, all according to them of course.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.55
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    If you actually listen to the interview or the other ones he did with Alvarez, Paul London comes across as the nicest, coolest, funniest, most down to earth guy in the wrestling business. He's just honestly answering the questions that some geek podcaster is mumbling to him.


I listened to the Figure 4 Daily interview with Paul, and he didn't say anything really bad about anyone. Therefore, I'm a bit surprised at reading this interview. They don't seem to come from the same person.

Regardless of his feelings, I want him in Chikara at King of Trios. Perhaps teaming with other wrestlers with the names of cities in their names.

(edited by Torchslasher on 23.2.09 1540)


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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Hmmm, Paul London, Magnum Tokyo, and Laredo Kid for the win.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.55
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Hmmm, Paul London, Magnum Tokyo, and Laredo Kid for the win.


I've never seen Laredo Kid, but I have no problem with the dance partner of Disco Inferno and Alex Wright being there. I would perhaps go with Austin Aries.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      If you actually listen to the interview or the other ones he did with Alvarez, Paul London comes across as the nicest, coolest, funniest, most down to earth guy in the wrestling business. He's just honestly answering the questions that some geek podcaster is mumbling to him.


    I listened to the Figure 4 Daily interview with Paul, and he didn't say anything really bad about anyone. Therefore, I'm a bit surprised at reading this interview. They don't seem to come from the same person.

    Regardless of his feelings, I want him in Chikara at King of Trios. Perhaps teaming with other wrestlers with the names of cities in their names.

    (edited by Torchslasher on 23.2.09 1540)


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