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411mania.com interviews stars from WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, ROH, MLW, and more!

    Rob Van Dam On Working With John Cena and Brock Lesnar, His New Mobile Game, Feud With Sami Callihan, More

    Rob Van Dam On Working With John Cena and Brock Lesnar, His New Mobile Game, Feud With Sami Callihan, More

    The one and only Rob Van Dam discusses his new mobile game Celebrity Slots, his feud with Sami Callihan in Impact Wrestling, his memories of working with John Cena and Brock Lesnar in WWE, developing his unique in-ring style, dealing with backstage politics, wrestling during the pandemic and adapting his in-ring work to fit without fans, and more.

    0:00: Intro
    2:53: On his new Celebrity Slots mobile game, customizing the game, available prizes.
    5:38: On his favorite voice lines in the game, possibly adding new content in later updates.
    7:00: On the possibility of new prizes like video chats and more.
    7:49: On the appeal of fan interactions on platforms on apps like Cameo, the appeal of his authenticity.
    9:55: On how Cameo protects its celebs from the dangers of stalkers and trolls, his reaction to Sonya Deville's attempted kidnapping.
    12:19: On the current era of wrestling during the pandemic and companies doing shows at this time, how he's handling lockdown.
    14:31: On the challenge of adapting to in-ring work without fans.
    16:57: On his feud with Sami Callihan, Callihan saying he's in RVD and Katie Forbes' head.
    18:06: On Impact Wrestling recapturing its buzz, how it's managed to gain momenum .
    20:26: On if there was any truth to all the backstage stories of strife backstage in TNA under previous managements.
    21:52: On developing his unorthodox character and in-ring style.
    24:23: On working with Brock Lesnar as one of Lesnar's first big feuds in WWE, Paul Heyman being the middle man for the feud.
    26:26: On his win over John Cena at One Night stand being a particular career highlight.
    29:54: On working with John Cena and his opinion of Cena as a top guy in WWE, Cena's film stardom.
    31:31: On backstage politics being his least favorite part of wrestling, looking back on how he reacted to it.
    33:48: On his RVDCBD line of CBD products, and his documentary Headstrong and where to find him online
    37:51: Outro

    • 39 min
    Natalie Eva Marie On Her New Movie Hard Kill, WrestleMania 30 Match, WWE Exit & More

    Natalie Eva Marie On Her New Movie Hard Kill, WrestleMania 30 Match, WWE Exit & More

    WWE alumna Natalie Eva Marie discusses her new film Hard Kill alongside Bruce WIllis, appearing in the Vickie Guerrero Invitational at WrestleMania 30, her 2017 exit from WWE, her favorite opponents to work with, her interactions with Vince McMahon, hosting the NowThis News wrestling series Faces and Heels, if she's interested in doing future work with WWE, and much more.

    0:00: Intro
    1:34: On why she wanted to do Hard Kill, being able to play a mercenary, playing a bad-ass female character.
    3:14: On her combat and weapons training for the film, doing her own weapon training, doing her own stunts.
    4:36: On acting alongside Bruce Willis, being a big fan of his and trying to play it cool on set.
    6:34: On how her family keeps her grounded and humble.
    7:51: On being in the Vickie Guerrero Invitational For the Divas Title at WrestleMania 30, her memories of the night.
    9:25: On her WWE exit in 2017 being amicable, Vince McMahon being supportive of her decision, not feeling like she walked away.
    11:17: On if she's interested in appearing in a future in-ring or scripted project with WWE
    12:03: On Bayley wanting her to return to WWE, loving what Bayley's doing in WWE & loving their storyline together.
    13:09: On the rise of women's wrestling and women headlining WrestleMania 35.
    14:05: On her favorite opponents to work with in WWE
    14:49: On if anyone in WWE ever made her feel unwelcome, the importance of respecting what came before you.
    15:56: On what she learned in wrestling that she's been able to apply in acting or other walks of life.
    17:11: On coming into her own on Total Divas, learning to just be herself.
    18:14: On her least favorite thing about being on the road for WWE.
    18:49: On her personal interactions with Vince McMahon, getting to learn from him and being grateful he took a chance on her.
    19:40: On hosting Faces and Heels for NowThis News, being kicked off a Quantas airlines flight for what she was wearing.
    21:36: On her advice for women wanting to get into wrestling or the entertainment industry.
    22:50: If her upcoming TV series Paradise City with Bella Thorne & Drea de Matteo.
    25:01: Outro

    • 26 min
    Calvin Tankman On Signing With MLW, Wrestling During the Pandemic, His Message For the Roster

    Calvin Tankman On Signing With MLW, Wrestling During the Pandemic, His Message For the Roster

    Calvin Tankman talks with 411's Jeffrey Harris about his signing his first big contract with MLW, why MLW is such an exciting company to follow and the prospect of appearing on DAZN, who he's looking forward to getting in the ring with, growing up as a wrestling fan, his unique ring style, wrestling during the pandemic, his message for the MLW roster and more.

    0:00: Intro
    1:22: On signing with MLW, the feeling of signing his first big contract
    3:41: On the real work starting now that he's signed, being excited to show what he can do
    5:06: On why MLW is such an exciting company to follow, MLW's deal to air on DAZN
    7:32: On who the top in-ring talents in MLW are right now
    9:01: On whether he considers CONTRA Unit to be his first targets
    9:31: On incorporate MMA into his style and his favorite MMA fighters to watch
    12:30: On how his path led to professional wrestling, growing up as a fan
    13:30: On how he developed his fast, athletic ring style as a big man
    16:20: On wrestling during the pandemic, taking precautions & MLW potentially running Hawaii & Puerto Rico
    19:41: On who his top trainers and mentors were
    21:35: His message for the MLW roster
    22:43: On where to find him online
    26:08: Outro

    • 25 min
    The Miz on His New Game Show Cannonball, Rivalry With Daniel Bryan, John Morrison's WWE Return

    The Miz on His New Game Show Cannonball, Rivalry With Daniel Bryan, John Morrison's WWE Return

    The Miz talks about his new USA Network game show Cannonball and the latest on Miz & Mrs.' new season, his longstanding rivalry with Daniel Bryan and their Talking Smack altercation, feeling like he has more to do in his career, John Morrison's return to WWE revitalizing him, a possible Universal Championship run and more.

    0:00: Intro
    2:10: On getting the hosting gig for Cannonball, producers asking for Mike & not The Miz
    4:31: On if he's run through the Cannonball course yet
    6:43: On the show providing an escape for people during the lockdown and pandemic
    8:22: On how the show treats the competition aspect seriously
    10:12: On his UpUpDownDown Championship loss to Tyler Breeze
    11:54: On feeling like he has more left to do in the ring, John Morrison revitalizing him, their songs
    13:51: On feeling he had to prove himself early on in his career, if he's still fighting for that respect
    14:51: On his longstanding rivalry with Daniel Bryan, their famous Talking Smack altercation
    18:38: On his team with John Morrison being a turning point for his career, CM Punk's beef with him
    20:20: On if he and Morrison are looking to target Braun Strowman again after the Swamp Fight, possible Universal Title run
    22:46: On adjusting to working under quickly-shifting situations due to COVID-19
    24:07: On the upcoming third season of Miz & Mrs.
    26:08: Outro

    • 27 min
    Zack Clayton on His AEW Dark Debut, Working with QT Marshall, AEW's COVID-19 Safety Measures

    Zack Clayton on His AEW Dark Debut, Working with QT Marshall, AEW's COVID-19 Safety Measures

    Zack Clayton talks about his recent debut for AEW against QT Marshall at AEW Dark, whether he's interested in working for other big companies, AEW's handling of safety during the pandemic, training under Johnny Rodz, and more.


    0:00: Intro
    1:36: On how his debut for AEW against QT Marshall came about, his experience working with Marshall
    3:40: On Allie interfering in the match and whether it's a moral victory for him
    4:07: On the reception to the match at AEW, whether he expects to get another opportunity to work there
    4:35: On what the atmosphere was like in AEW, the roster being welcoming to him and the effect of the pandemic on wrestling
    5:44: On working without an audience in attendance, making his AEW debut under those conditions, getting a shoutout from Taz on commentary
    8:08: On what made him want to get into wrestling, being a fan as a kid, training with Johnny Rodz
    9:22: On what his goals are, if he's looking to sign a long-term contract sometime soon
    9:59: On AEW's handling of safety via the pandemic, what their process is like
    10:33: On the affect of the pandemic on the wrestling industry, how it's complicated things
    11:34: On if he's open to working for NXT, Impact and other bigger companies
    12:19: On what his biggest lessons have been from his trainers
    13:25: On the wrestler who inspired him as a kid
    14:01: On where to find him online
    23:13: Outro

    • 16 min
    CONTRA Unit's Josef Samael On MLW's DAZN Deal, The Art of Being a Heel, More

    CONTRA Unit's Josef Samael On MLW's DAZN Deal, The Art of Being a Heel, More

    MLW star Josef Samael talks about MLW's new deal with DAZN and a possible MLW/ESPN deal, CONTRA Unit's goals in MLW, working with Jacob Fatu and his rise to the top of MLW, Court Bauer expanding MLW's distribution during the pandemic, the possibility of new members in the stable, the secret to generating heel heat and more.

    0:00: Intro
    1:35: On MLW's new deal with DAZN, what it means for MLW and CONTRA Unit
    3:05: On Court Bauer expanding MLW's distribution during the pandemic
    4:16: On the pandemic resulting in MLW's shutdown, feeling better than he has in some time and being ready for MLW's return
    7:02: On CONTRA Unit holding the MLW World Title via Jacob Fatu, what statement it makes for the group
    9:04: On if CONTRA Unit will be targeting the Von Erichs and MLW Tag Team Titles
    9:45: On his combat style, CONTRA Unit having more yet to reveal
    10:52: On Jacob Fatu's growth and rise to the top of the MLW roster
    11:48: On the possibility of an MLW/ESPN deal and the prospect of bringing CONTRA Unit to ESPN
    13:34: On if he's considering adding some new members to CONTRA Unit, the possibility of an alliance with someone like Tom Lawlor or Dominic Garrini
    14:36: On if he feels the need for CONTRA Unit to get more revenge on Los Parks
    15:12: On the group's ability to draw heel heat, the importance of making the fans believe in heels, true heels being a lost art
    17:16: On Court Bauer refusing to bring MLW back until crowds can safely be in attendance
    19:38: On CONTRA Unit's goal once everything is back up and running of a complete MLW takeover
    22:20: On where to find him online
    23:13: Outro

    • 24 min

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