Monday Night Mayhem radio with Sid Vicious
Hosts: Big Mosh, Blade, DFL
The Mayhem Crew welcomed Sid to the program for the first time ever, without wasting any time, Blade asked if wrestling fans will indeed see Sid in the WWE in 2008. Sid answered the question on the hearts and minds of wrestling fans around the world by saying he really hopes so. He added that after his leg break at the WCW Sin PPV in 2001, he set a goal for himself to make it back into wrestling and to be remembered in a much better view. He said it would be a great opportunity, which he thinks he will get sometime by the end of the year.
Mosh asked Sid for his thoughts/takes on the recent torn triceps injury to “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, and what Sid thinks the future holds for him. Sid said that HBK is a hard worker, great technician, and “one of the smoothest people in the ring.” He then compared Michaels to Harley Race in terms of being a great worker, and said he will be able to come back from the injury easily. He added that while it might prevent him from being able to get up as quickly as Shawn does, he “still has a little gas in the tank.” If Shawn could not land up going this Sunday night at Unforgiven, would Sid be up for the task of going to bat for his former colleague and possibly take this place if given the opportunity? You can only find the answer to this question by listening to our exclusive interview with Sid himself!
Blade then asked Sid if he would agree that the best/smartest wrestlers are the guys like Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, and Sid himself, who can draw big crowds, and sell tickets. In response, Sid referenced story about how when he and Paul Heyman (as Paul E. Dangeously in WCW) used to ride together, and one time Paul told him he would never reach the “greatest workers” plateau. Sid went on to say that everyone’s objective is the same in wrestling, which is to sell tickets, and he believes that “exemplifies” the work of the people who can accomplish doing it.
Blade and DFL went on to question Sid about rumors of him signing with TNA, which Sid was very vocal about. He said that he did receive a few calls from TNA, but told them it was “nothing personal” about his decision not to go there. He added that he just has a personal goal of wanting to be on the main stage again, main eventing in 70,000-80,000-plus seat arenas — something “you could never do in TNA.” As an example to why he would never go to TNA, he used the recent example of Kurt Angle losing his gold medals to “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, which Sid compared to as losing his “one link of credibility in this business.” He said personally if he ever won a major championship in another sport, he would never put them up in a situation like the Kurt/AJ match. He also wished to add for the record that he has never had a problem with Jeff Jarrett, or at least one that he knows of.
In regards to Sting’s career in TNA, Sid said that its another disappointment for him. “I know what Sting had to offer to this business, and he doesn’t have it to offer anymore because he’s in TNA. He’s watered down.” He added that if he went to Vince McMahon, he would have made a big difference, and while he still can, it will not be as big as it could have been. Sid then stated that Kevin Nash is another guy that can still draw and make a big difference as well.
As many of Sid’s fans know, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair has had some recent comments to say about his former Horsemen partner (Sid), and with Flair’s recent retirement, The Mayhem Crew asked Sid if he thinks Ric’s retirement will be just another infamous “wrestling retirement,” or if he is really done for good. Sid said that he hopes Flair is not done for good, as he’s a great guy. He added that with “The Nature Boy’s” WWE release being due to an indifference over personal appearances, as one of the boys, he thinks Flair should have been allowed to be able to have more leeway and leverage with it while he was at the end of his career. When Sid thinks of what defines a “champion,” he thinks of “The Nature Boy.”
Mosh transitioned the interview to one of the most dominant superstars in the history of the business, and one that Sid has been on the opposite side of the ring from multiple times: The Undertaker. Sid classified his feud with The ‘Taker and his match at WrestleMania 13 as one of the true highlights of his career. As a follow-up, Mosh asked Sid if and when he came back to World Wrestling Entertainment, if “The Dead Man” would be at the top of the list of guys he would want to work with and whether or not their program could deliver as well as or better than their clash at “The Showcase Of The Immortals.” Sid said that he “would have to be…for a lot of reasons,” as The Undertaker is one of the talents that Sid has worked with in the past very well. On the opposing scale, when Blade said that he would like to see Sid take down The Great Khali, Sid said that from what he has seen of Khali, he cannot see himself working with The Punjabi Giant and it being a “money-making match.”
More in this 50+ minute interview with Sid, including his uncensored thoughts/takes on what other superstars he would like to work with if/when he returns to WWE, what he believes really killed WCW, why The Ultimate Warrior’s success was a result of the wrestling boom of the late ’80s and early ’90’s, where he thinks Goldberg’s “last match” will be, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan’s future (and how he might have a role in it) and how “Hogan Knows Best” affected it, and much more! One of the most candid shoots of 2008 comes courtesy of Sid and Monday Night Mayhem!