411mania.com interviews stars from WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, ROH, MLW, and more!
411mania.com interviews stars from WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, ROH, MLW, and more!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
OVW's Dimes On How Al Snow has changed OVW, Working with Corey Storm, WWE/AEW Aspirations
OVW Rush Division champion Dimes talks about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on wrestling and how the industry may look afterward, training under Al Snow in OVW and how Snow has changed the company, his teaming and rivalry with Corey Storm, his aspirations to join AEW or WWE, and more.
1:56: On how things are going for him right now amid the COVID-19 pandemic
2:59: On if there's a date when OVW may be able to reopen and start running shows again
4:06: On growing up as a wrestling fan and how he ended up pursuing a career in the industry
5:29: On his biggest trainers and mentors in wrestling and the origin of his ring name
6:34: On how Al Snow has changed OVW, training under him and lessons he's learned from Snow
9:15: On if the pandemic makes a case for an off-season by giving people time to heal up, the difficulty of getting back in ring form after time off
12:00: On working with Corey Storm and their chemistry together in the ring
13:35: On which wrestlers informed his ring style and inspired him
14:40: On his goals in wrestling and aspirations for WWE or AEW, wanting to help build up OVW
16:15: On if Storm is going to take it personally that he made Storm hand over the Rush Division title, a possible rematch
18:34: On how the wrestling industry may look following the pandemic, the importance for OVW to be one of the first companies back
20:43: On where to find him online, his charity work during the pandemic
Jay Bradley On the Chaos Of His TNA Run, What the 'WWE Style' of Wrestling Means And More
OVW's Jay Bradley talks working with Al Snow and serving as a trainer in OVW, what bad habits he often has to try and train talent out of, his recollection of the chaos during the Billy Corgan and Dixie Carter power struggle in TNA, the "WWE style" of wrestling, learning from Ace Steel and others in Steel Domain Wrestling, how the pandemic is likely to impact the industry, and more.
1:56: On how he's handling and feeling about the pandemic shutting down wrestling
5:11: On OVW's shutdown and how the promotion is weathering the storm
8:49: On what drew him to the wrestling business
13:14: On learning from Ace Steel and more at the the Steel Domain Wrestling school
15:49: On what comprises the "WWE style" of wrestling and the myths around it
20:30: On working around the world, learning from every different region, understanding each area's style and how to your own talents to it
23:37: On the chaotic power struggle between Billy Corgan and Dixie and how the company has rebuilt itself
28:47: On Billy Corgan staying in wrestling and rebuilding the NWA, his experiences with Corgan
31:53: On enjoying his latest run in OVW, working there as a veteran and trainer
37:01: On working with Al Snow and Snow's input into his training work in OVW
41:00: On what bad habits he has to train talent out of, dealing with talent who are difficult to coach or have bad work ethics
46:14: On how the pandemic is likely to impact the independent wrestling scene
51:22: On his favorite wrestling holds
53:31: On where to find him and OVW on social media and elsewhere online
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Putting together some amazing interviews and guests.
Really enjoyed the interview with Vince Russo. Looking forward to seeing which guests you get in the future.
Great Guests, Good Questions
Great podcast. Vince Russo was a fantastic first interview, and it looks like that's going to continue. I appreciate an interview podcast that gets right to it, and I'm impressed with the interviewers' ability to get good answers to their questions.