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http://www.wwe.com/superstars/wherearetheynow/

Really interesting new feature from WWE.com. It includes stories on former superstars, and what they are doing now. In this installment, they profile Jake Roberts, Ron Bass, Virgil and Haku. Also has some up-to-date pictures of the guys, so you can see how they've aged, I guess.

In February, it's Honky Tonk Man (I thought WWE wasn't on his good side?) and Clarence Mason.

(edited by geemoney on 31.1.07 0055)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.71
Soon to come:

Kip James/Billy Gunn/Mr Ass

Why? Because he is really kissing Vinceīs behind right now:

(from gerweck.net)

Showdown.net wrapped up 8 hours of wrestling radio shows (which included an exclusive interview with Candice Michelle) on Sunday 1/28 with special guest Kip James on a show called Carnage. The show started off with a bang when the hosts announced Trish Stratus would be taking part in the fun on WM Sunday! The AudioWrestling.com site runs All-day coverage every year for WM and several of the shows host their own WM PPV parties at local sports bars. This year, Trish Stratus will be participating in one of these parties and there will also be a post WM dinner date with Trish for the lucky winner of a contest. All of the details for this Trish Stratus appearance and contest will be released on Showdown.net in the days to come.

Kip James walked into the studio. Here are the highlights (the full 30 minute interview can be heard for free on the Showdown.net site).

Kip commented on Cena using the Fame-Asser on the Rumble PPV. Kip said Cena steals a lot of stuff but it is okay since Cena "is limited."

Most of the VKM material is from BG James and Kip themselves. Vince Russo, who is writing at TNA basically lets VKM do their own thing without getting too involved.

The hosts reminded Kip that their airwaves are Internet-only (every Sunday night live at 11PM EST. on Showdown.net) and he was free to curse, this was when Kip seemed to really get comfortable.

Kip made some bold statements. Kip said "When you've seen one X Division match you have seen them all."

Kip says he is a huge General Hospital fan and that [WWE] wrestling has gotten away from the cliffhangers that make people want to watch week to week. The hosts take WWE's side and say TNA drags their angles out too long. Kip says TNA has a much smaller fan base so it takes longer for the mass of fans to grasp the storyline. Because of this, it is important for TNA not to move their angles as fast as WWE.

Kip says Vince McMahon's ego will not allow himself to comment on VKM on WWE TV. Kip says Vince probably "loves" the angle since it was Vince's own original ideas being reversed on him.

Kip puts over LAX.

Kip says TNA gives the fans too much in one hour and they are not leaving the fans wanting more the following week.

Kip says TNA is wasting Bobby Roode. Kip says Roode is going to be a HUGE star and it WON'T be from TNA because "they don't know how" [to push a guy]. Kip jokes that he is probably going to get fired tomorrow at the TNA tapings for what he says in this interview. {Note to TNA officials: Kip's attitude towards TNA was much more friendly than how Kid Kash was in that "other interview" I recapped two years ago that seemed to cause a lot of trouble in your office}.

Kip says he has heat with Rico (former WWE wrestler).

Kip says he would "leave TNA in a heartbeat" if WWE offers him enough money. Kip says he actually left WWE on good terms and was just victim of WWE wanting to refresh the locker room. Kip said he was in WWE for 13 years.

Kip said he won a lot of things in WWE but it didn't mean shit. Kip talks about his feud with The Rock and jokes about being mad at him because he didn't get his copy of Gridiron Games in the mail yet.

Kip says women have no place in the wrestling ring. Kip said Miss Texas and Luna are the only two that could wrestle like guys. Kip said he didn't like Lita after the hosts put her over. Kip says adding the "ugly ass" girls of TNA to a new women's division would be a big waste of TNA's already limited time.

Kip says the addition of Kurt Angle to TNA is a good thing for TNA. The hosts mention the upcoming "all WWE main event" of the TNA PPV and Kip said he really doesn't want to see it and that he will probably drive home before the match even starts. Kip said he doesn't even remember when the next TNA PPV is taking place.

Kip talked about an encounter earlier that day with the local cheerleaders from the Arena Football League and a funny road story about an auto accident involving him and BG James that Ken Shamrock and Vince McMahon got involved in. The interview ended and Kip jetted out of the studio for his flight to Florida for the TNA tapings the next day.

The full interview can be heard for FREE in streaming Real Audio right now on Showdown.net



What a jerk! How can you bury the company you actually work for publicly in such a way? And heīs praising the competition? The same organisation that fired him, because they think he sucks? The same organisation he storylinewise feuded with for weeks or months now? Whatīs wrong with him? TNA should fire him! I mean it! Freedom of speech is fine with me, but this guy really DESERVES to be out of job - AGAIN!



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Seems like a weird mix of work and shoot. The women's division comments are clearly designed to increase his heel rep as they try and launch this new Hemme angle. But the constant TNA bashing is really weird. I hope this is part of a new "WWE lover" character for him, because otherwise he's just a giant idiot.



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That's almost on par with a Kurt Angle interview. What's in the water in Orlando, anyhow?



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Haku working for a Toyota dealership is funny. I dunno why, but it is.
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I'm feeling a little letdown seeing that Haku cut off the hair
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    Originally posted by Kane Is Ugly
    Haku working for a Toyota dealership is funny. I dunno why, but it is.


Not only that, but working in the detailing shop. I can see him now, on his hands and knees trying to get that stubborn stain out of the floor board.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Originally posted by Kane Is Ugly
      Haku working for a Toyota dealership is funny. I dunno why, but it is.


    Not only that, but working in the detailing shop. I can see him now, on his hands and knees trying to get that stubborn stain out of the floor board.


I'd much rather read that he's moved on from wrestling and is living a nice life than doing interviews complaining about how the wrestling business (and WWE) destroyed his life.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.39
    Originally posted by Mayhem
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
        Originally posted by Kane Is Ugly
        Haku working for a Toyota dealership is funny. I dunno why, but it is.


      Not only that, but working in the detailing shop. I can see him now, on his hands and knees trying to get that stubborn stain out of the floor board.


    I'd much rather read that he's moved on from wrestling and is living a nice life than doing interviews complaining about how the wrestling business (and WWE) destroyed his life.


Not that the wrestling business is blameless but whenever I hear this crap from a wrestler, athlete, or musician, several things come to mind. Unless they had a gun to your head, you allowed them to do this stuff to you. Second, points out the importance of a good education and having basic life/survival skills so you stand a better chance of not being screwed. Finally, if wrestling screwed you, turn your back on it and get on with your life. Being bitter and/or having to trash others is great for us as fans but serves the wrestler no good purpose.

I really admire the passion and skills of guys committed to the business but they need balance as do we all.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
    Originally posted by Mayhem
    I'd much rather read that he's moved on from wrestling and is living a nice life than doing interviews complaining about how the wrestling business (and WWE) destroyed his life.
I have no sympathy for anyone who complains endlessly about their jobs and yet do nothing at all to change positions or change the positions.

Now, I get a guilty pleasure hearing how the wrestling industry screwed up so-and-so's life, but Dr. Dirt is right: we all have the freedom to quit and move on. Regardless of whether someone's a pro wrestler, or they're the people cleaning up the arenas after a big show, we all have the ability to move on and start anew.



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Who knows, he might be working in the detail shop just to kill the time of day. If he invested good he should have plenty to live on and maybe just needs something with no worries to pass the time.

For some reason I don't think he is just scraping by



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    Originally posted by tlmkr38
    Who knows, he might be working in the detail shop just to kill the time of day. If he invested good he should have plenty to live on and maybe just needs something with no worries to pass the time.

    For some reason I don't think he is just scraping by


Ok. I am sure he worked as a car salesman first..but he didn't sell anything.
Had to do it, sorry.
I'd assume he has some money, though ofcourse he wrestled in the 80s when people were notorious for not saving up.

The story on Virgil was fun too. A teacher? Awesome.
Just imagine someone taking a test and him standing there in a corner of the classroom, mugging it up.




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As I recall, Mike was teaching WHILE he was Virgil/Vince. Kind of the Original Matt Striker - except someone we actually remember a few years after he was done -



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