Mister Saunt Laurent reporting:
AAA matchmaker Konnan and MLW President/former WWE Creative Executive and Court Bauer joined Mister Saint Laurent on MLW Radio presented by BarberShopWindow.com, the official podcast of Major League Wrestling. The roundtable discussion covered a variety of topics, with all three speaking candidly about their time in the business.
Konnan spoke about his relationship with Yokozuna: "Yoko was gangster. I went to LA with him once and he was like the godfather of South Central. He was telling me stories about him sneaking drugs through airport security. He was well connected. He was a gangster. I looked up to him a lot. He loved my character in the nWo and we were actually going to get him to come in as a Samoan gangster and have my back."
"One time Scott [Hall] was with Bischoff and he [said to Yokozuna] man Bischoff is right here. Let's make this happen. Yoko said, 'I don't roll like that. You don't just put someone on the phone and tell me to sign.' He got offended and he never came in."
You can listen to part 1 of the Konnan & Court Bauer episode of MLW Radio presented by BarberShopWindow.com for FREE at www.MLW.com and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio) and StitcherRadio.com
Other topics include:
-What wrestlers they've seen yell at Vince McMahon and how the WWE Chairman reacted
-Why Vince McMahon is afraid to compete with UFC
-Navigating politics in the top wrestling companies
-The secret a lot of matchmakers use to get creative with booking
-Vince McMahon being angry at the Samoans for almost jumping to WCW and taking it out on Rikishi
-How they would book the feud between CM Punk and Chris Jericho
-Rey Mysterio's situation at WWE
-Being blackballed and how that happens
-Thoughts on the program between Mick Foley and Ric Flair
-The need for WWE to start more territories
-Court's fight with Michael Hayes that led to to him quitting WWE
-Their thoughts on Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny at WrestleMania
-Larry Zbyszko hilarity