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




David McLane on WOW - Women of Wrestling's Second Season, Status of Season Three, More

WOW - Women of Wrestling founder David McLane talks about the promotion's second season, the status of a possible third season, WOW's relationship with AXS TV, the rise of women's wrestling, what Tessa Blanchard and Teal Piper are bringing to WOW, the options that wrestling fans have these days and more. Introduction (0:00) On how it feels coming back for a second season on AXS TV (0:28) On the WOW Tag Team Championship Series (3:23) His reflections on how far WOW has come since its founding...


Teal Piper on Signing With WOW - Women of Wrestling, Growing Up As Roddy Piper's Daughter, More

WOW - Women Of Wrestling star Teal Piper talks about growing up as the daughter of the great Roddy Piper, signing with WOW and why she got into the industry, the evolution of women's wrestling and what WOW is doing for women in the industry, her thoughts on Tessa Blanchard and more. Introduction (0:00) On how she ended up signed with WOW - Women Of Wrestling (0:36) On why she decided to make the leap into pro wrestling and if she'd considered it before (1:13) On when she realized her father...


FITE TV CEO Mike Weber on Starrcast III, CM Punk's Panel, Working With NJPW and AEW, More

FITE TV CEO Mike Weber talks about this weekend's Starrcast III, how CM Punk's panel came together and whether Punk will be making any big announcements, working with NJPW, how AEW's debut on TNT will affect FITE's relationship with the promotion, the future of Starrcast and more. Introduction (0:00) On his anticipation level for Starrcast III and other upcoming shows (0:45) On how involved FITE is in putting together panels and the like at Starrcast (2:21) On Sean Mooney, Tony Schiavone and...


Salina de la Renta On MLW's Growth, Working as an Executive Producer, Her On-Screen Character, More

MLW star and executive producer Salina de la Renta talks about the growth of the company, working behind the scenes in MLW as an executive producer, the development of her on-screen character, how she got inspired to get into the business, MLW's working relationship with Pro Wrestling NOAH, whether she's looking to get in the ring and more. Introduction (0:00) On the inspiration for her on-screen persona in MLW (0:46) On her where her promo style comes from (2:15) On where she started her...


Ken Shamrock on His Feuds With Rock and Owen Hart, Brock Lesnar Deserving to Be in UFC Hall of Fame, More

WWE and UFC legend Ken Shamrock talks about his WWE run and memorable feuds with The Rock and Owen Hart, refereeing the Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart match at WrestleMania 13, a possible WWE Hall of Fame induction, why Brock Lesnar deserves to be in the UFC Hall of Fame, his relationship with Dana White, whether things are safer for MMA fighters today and more. Introduction (0:00) On his experience at Starrcast II and if he'll be at Starrcast III (0:44) On AEW, the current wrestling landscape...


Brian Pillman Jr. On Being In the New Era Hart Foundation, The Pressure of His Father's Legacy, AEW, More

MLW star Brian Pillman Jr. talks about being part of the new era Hart Foundation, their war with Dynasty, his relationship with Teddy Hart, his future with MLW, AEW's success and how that benefits MLW and himself, Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman heading up WWE's creative, the pressure of trying to live up to his father's legacy and more. Introduction (0:00) On the upcoming MLW: Fusion TV tapings and who he's gunning for (0:37) On the status of his MLW contract and whether it's exclusive to the...


Ethan Page On Impact Finding a New Network, Issues With Gabe Sapolsky, working with Rich Swann and ACH, More

Impact Wrestling star Ethan Page talks about how he's been enjoying Impact, whether the company is finding a new television home, his issues with Gabe Sapolsky from his time in EVOLVE, working with Rich Swann and ACH, his love of comic books and nerd culture, his burgeoning YouTube channel, working with David Arquette and more. Introduction (0:00) On how he's enjoying Impact and the morale backstage (0:35) On Impact's issues with Pursuit and if the company is finding a new home (0:56) On...


Willie Mack On the Current Regime in Impact Wrestling, Status of Lucha Underground, AEW's Success and More

Impact star and former NWA National Champion Willie Mack talks about his run in Impact, the status of his contract, Nick Aldis' controversial tweet about Impact signing him, whether he's heard anything about Lucha Underground's future, the success of AEW, if he has any interest in working for WWE in the future and more. Introduction (0:00) On working with Michael Elgin in Impact and his current status with Impact (1:40) On how the current regime is handling things in Impact (2:20) On...


Shane Helms on Jon Moxley's Criticism of WWE's Creative Process, Working With The Rock, Resolving Issues With Shawn Michaels, More

WWE star and now-producer Shane Helms talks about Jon Moxley's criticism of the company's creative process, his experiences working with The Rock and Kane as The Hurricane, resolving his past differences with Shawn Michaels, getting heat over trying to get AJ Styles hired in 2002, his surprise Royal Rumble 2018 appearance, his work behind the scenes for WWE, being at Starrcast and more. Introduction (0:00) On his experience at Starrcast (0:44) On coming on board WWE as a producer, what his...


Mike Kanellis on Going Public With His Addiction Issues, Being on 205 Live, AEW's Launch, More

Mike Kanellis talks about going public with his addiction issues, how he ended up on 205 Live and why he's enjoying it so much, his Cruiserweight Championship goals, how AEW's launch is good for business, his memories from The Kingdom and more. Introduction (0:00) On working with Akira Tozawa and their No DQ match (0:57) On his WWE run stalling and how he ended up getting put on 205 Live (3:34) On having more creative freedom on 205 Live (5:28) On if he has Tony Nese and the Cruiserweight...


Low Ki on Why His WWE Run Didn't Work, the Mismanagament of TNA, His Status With MLW, More

Low Ki talks about why his WWE run didn't work out, the mismanagement of TNA and the infamous appearance of Pacman Jones in the company, his contract status with MLW, the current state of the wrestling industry and much more. Introduction (0:00) On working with Tom Lawlor in MLW (1:00) On his MLW contract status and if he is open to a long-term contract (2:02) On the current state of the wrestling scene and rise of options outside of WWE (3:40) On the launch of All Elite Wrestling (5:03) On...


Dark Side of the Ring Creators on Montreal Screwjob, Vince Russo vs. Jim Cornette, a Second Season and More

Producer/co-creator Evan Husney and director/co-creator Jason Eisener talk about their VICELAND docuseries Dark Side of the Ring, the fan response to the series, Lance Storm's criticism of the Montreal Screwjob episode, Jim Cornette and Vince Russo shooting on each other, the possibility of a second season and more. Introduction (0:00) On the response to the show as a whole from The Rock, hardcore fans and casual fans (0:47) On the rise of docuseries in popular culture (2:32) On Lance...


Billy Gunn On Triple H's AEW Jokes at the Hall of Fame, New Age Outlaws Memories, Double or Nothing & More

Billy Gunn talks about his work with AEW, Triple H's jokes about AEW during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, his time in the New Age Outlaws and run in NJPW, Dustin Rhodes' status with All Elite Wrestling, what we can expect from him at Double or Nothing and more. Introduction (0:00) On how it feels to be a WWE Hall of Famer and if it feels like closing a book on his career (0:39) On Triple H's jokes about AEW during the Hall of Fame speech (1:55) On the status of AEW's plans for a potential...


WWE Star Lana Discusses Being 'Salty,' WrestleMania, Her Favorite Match and More

WWE superstar Lana talks about her work in WWE, her experience at this year's WrestleMania, how long she expects to stay with the company, how hard it was to maintain her Russian accent, her "salty" hashtag, when Rusev Day was born, her in-ring aspirations and much more. Introduction (0:00) On what she's been up to since WrestleMania and going to Coachella (1:17) On how her experience at WrestleMania this year compared to past years (4:40) On if she likes being underestimated in the ring...


Tony Maglio (The Wrap) On AEW's TV Deal, Paying For Rights And More

411's Jeffrey Harris sits down with The Wrap reporter Tony Maglio to discuss how far along AEW is in their talks with Turner Sports, Turner's willingness to bring wrestling back to their networks, what impact the deal might have on WWE, John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment on WWE and more. Introduction (0:00) On how far along AEW's conversations are with Turner Sports (0:52) On why Turner is willing to have wrestling return to their networks (3:33) On what format AEW's television show...


Eli Drake

Former Impact Wrestling World Champion Eli Drake talks about his status with Impact Wrestling, whether he's had contact with WWE, why his time in NXT wasn't helpful to him and whether he'd go back, working with Scott Steiner, All Elite Wrestling's launch and more. On opting out of his United We Stand match with Tessa Blanchard and Joey Ryan replacing him (1:20) On the women's revolution, intergender wrestling and its place in wrestling (2:10) On when his Impact Wrestling contract expires and...


Rosa Mendes

Former WWE Diva Rosa Mendes talks about her time in WWE, online criticism of her wrestling, her crush on Paige story on Total Divas, her first meeting with Vince McMahon, who she was closest with backstage in WWE, whether she will retire, how she would fit into the current WWE women's division, and more. On if she wanted to be more of a wrestler and more in the title picture in WWE (1:15) On how she'd fit into the modern WWE women's division (5:00) On she was closest with in WWE (7:15) On...


Vince Russo

Vince Russo talks about WWE botching how they booked Ronda Rousey, why he thinks vindictiveness was at the root of WWE picking Baron Corbin as Kurt Angle's WrestleMania 35 opponent, why he didn't push Samoa Joe as the face of TNA in 2006, what exactly happened backstage with Triple H after the Kliq curtain call, and more. Intro WrestleMania weekend (0:17) What match should go on last at WrestleMania (3:40) How Ronda Rousey has been booked (7:20) Baron Corbin being picked at Kurt Angle's...