- Mister Saint Laurent reporting:
KONNAN GETS CANDID ABOUT THE WWE UNDERCARD NOT GETTING OPPORTUNITIES TO BREAK OUT
On this week's episode of MLW Radio presented by WWNLive.com, fresh off of TripleMania, AAA matchmaker Konnan spoke about the lack of new stars in WWE:
"They need to make more stars, dude. We talk about this every week. I don't know why they don't, why they haven't. They've always been behind the curve, so has wrestling in general. That hurts a lot. I have a lot of ideas of how you could change it to make it cooler, but who in that company could do that Stone Cold gimmick or that Rock gimmick? They don't have anybody and then on top of that, they're not giving enough time to make new stars."
"It's always the same guys over and over and over. It's like, alright, those guys are already stars, let's make new ones. I don't know if any of those guys are stepping up though and saying look, I've got a great gimmick, let's go with it. It just doesn't seem like it. They just don't have those big stars there and they're not making new ones like they should."
- Wrestling News World reader Mike Buda sent in the following:
This is Mike Buda with Top Rope Radio (every Tuesday 3-5pm CT) on SportstownChicago.com. We recently interviewed Honky Tonk Man and he talked about the prestige of the Intercontinental title, his thoughts on Raw 1,000, what he could contribute to WWE, how much he made in a week working with Hulk Hogan and . Here are the highlights of the interview:
On the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship:
"They are trying and they have tried to bring it back to life with all their belts and everything to rejuvenate them a little bit...They say the public has a short memory, but in some cases, when you diminish a product, and your belts are one of your products, so far and you dig a hole so deep with them, it's hard for them to re-sprout and come back to life again."
On not being contacted for Raw 1,000:
"It's no big deal. They used a lot of guys that are already on legends contracts and I'm not one of those. My situation would have been a little bit different. As far as appearing on TV, you've got to sign all these releases and do everything. The guys they have that they used on [Raw 1,000] and most of them are on a legends deal so it's just a day at the office to call them up and have them at the last minute."
On WWE possibly signing Billy Gunn:
"Never say never when it comes to the WWE. They took Road Dogg back and he's a backstage agent now. What they call a producer; they don't call them agents anymore. I don't know what the heck they're producing. Billy's a good guy, a good talent and he's grown up now. He's matured a lot and I think another run for him, he can make something happen."
On WWE bringing back Brock Lesnar and young talent:
"Well they need a little boost I suppose because they had to use Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Michael Cole and several occasions they had to bring Stone Cold back and they had to bring the Rock back. It's like they have to bring back some of these guys to get some buzz going for whatever is going on with them. It's too bad because some of the young fellas have just not caught on. The audience is not gravitating to them."
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